Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Key Curriculum Songs

'It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.' ~ Albert Einstein

Let’s get ‘resource full’!

If you’re a teacher planning your classroom program, how would you feel about tried and tested, teacher-created resources that not only motivate and encourage students to readlearn, and sing but also:

        target learning sequences of curriculum documents
        Introduce new units of work
        Kick start class discussion
        Summarise & reinforce curriculum learning content
        Aid recall of important information
        Extend literacy
        Reinforce positive behaviours
        Solve the problem of what to do for school assembly items, and more?

Well, there are teaching resources that achieve all of these outcomes and more ~ through curriculum-aligned songs!

My colleague (Kathryn Radloff) and I write songs & lesson materials that enhance, integrate and support classroom learning across key curriculum areas, including:
               Social Studies
               Science and Technology
               Society and Environment
               Creative & Performance Arts
               Health and Physical Development…

We currently have over 100, song-based, curriculum-aligned publications (downloadable as well as hard copy) to support classroom learning ~ there's even Curriculum KaraokeTM. They are born of a firm and passionate belief in the power of song for helping children learn. 

You can assess the quality of our work with a freedownloadable lyric sheet from our TPT store. While there, you will find full product details, song lyric samples, links to audio song samples, blog posts, etc.
*Preview samples of all of our downloadable CurriculumKaraoke™ read, sing & learn along videos.

Here are just a few song package suggestions to complement your class lessons & units (Click on the links below, to preview song audio and lyrics samples, etc, then keep scrolling to school student assembly performance video links, and to obtain a free eBook download :-)
School Assembly Performance Videos (Click Links):
  • ‘Australia’  

I hope this is helpful, and that you find something to support your teaching program. 

FYI: My older blog posts give tips & suggestions for integrating song across the curriculum: *Singing To Learn *Lyrical Literacy *Lyrical Learning *Curriculum KaraokeTM 

Here's to a great school year, and all the best with your teaching!

Yours in singing to learn,

Nuala :-)

P.S. Download this FREE eBook for over 20 teacher-created freebies and helpful teaching hints! (You're welcome :-)

'A Lesson in Every Lyric'®

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

FREE eBook, Back to School Resources & More

'He who opens a school door, closes a prison.' ~ Victor Hugo


It's that time again!

Teachers everywhere are gearing up for a new school year. We’re thinking about ways to engage students, create helpful learning environments and improve student learning.

We are also looking for quality resources that will help to achieve these outcomes. Well, if you are a teacher, look no further!

You are going to love this FREE downloadable eBook compiled by the thoughtful, creative, and very hardworking teacher, Laura Bright!

Don’t be misled by the cover ~ even though the teaching resources are created by Australian & New Zealand teachers, most of them (the resources) are world-friendly! (We’re an inclusive bunch, thinking locally, acting globally...! 😀

Kathryn and I are very proud to have been involved in this collaborative effort, as the resulting, 45-page publication introduces over 20 experienced teachers-authors, and TPT store links to some of the quality tried and tested classroom resources they've created. 

The teachers provide free, downloadable resources which include everything, from teacher planners, starting school activities, classroom icebreakers, literacy & numeracy games, activities and lessons, STEM and religious education, to parent meeting notes, goal-setting, problem-solving, and editable wrist bands... 

TPT (Teachers Pay Teachers) provides something for everyone, ranging from Pre K to secondary school ~ mathematics to curriculum-aligned, song-based resources!  

This eBook is sure to prove to be an invaluable reference guide throughout the whole school year! 


                                                                   Download FREE eBook

My friend & colleague, Kathryn Radloff, and I create curriculum-aligned teaching resources that target values and learning outcomes of curriculum documents, and support & integrate classroom learning across key subject areas, including:
  • Song videos (our ever-growing, Curriculum Karaoke™, read, sing & learn-along series)
  • Song MP3s & lesson materials
  • Poem videos
  • Lyric sheets...
Download a free copy of our 'Tips or Using Songs In Your Classroom', with our compliments!

Suggestions From Our Ever-Growing Collection:
(Includes our ever-growing, Curriculum Karaoke™ series of read, sing, & learn along videos!)
Australian History
You may also like to check out our ever-growing series of read & learn-along poem videos, e.g.:

Stay safe & well, and all the best with your teaching!

Yours in singing to learn,

Nuala :-)

A Review:

'In terms of application to the classroom, and usability by teachers they rate a tick in every box.' ~ Brendan Hitchens, Teacher, Music In Action: A Magazine for Educators


Our ever-growing Curriculum Karaoke™ song video series is available to subscribing schools on ClickView, '... the world's leading producer of educational videos, providing curriculum-aligned content to schools.'

'A Lesson in Every Lyric'®