Monday, October 15, 2012

Lesson Planning

My overall lesson design incorporates semantic memory and emotional memory.  Depending on the student, episodic memory may also be incorporated.  The lesson asks students to find a Transcendental song from their music library that they listen to.  A model is shown to them through a visual representation of lyrics of Jack Johnson's "Gone" on the Smartboard/powerpoint/whiteboard.  An audio recording of the song is then played to the students so they may hear the song as well as read it.  The playing of the song plays is a form of  episodic memory.  The students remember the song and remember the time they spent in class.  This helps them to remember the assignment.

The use of the music as well as relating the lesson to songs they know and choose assists them in wanting to complete the assignment.

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