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Wednesday, July 3, 2024


Several years ago I recorded some "mini" workshops in Texas for the Education Service Center 13. (O.K., to be honest, when you look at the videos you'll realize that I looked quite a big younger 10 years ago than I do now.)

Over the next week I'll post one of those videos each day. I hope that for those of you who can't afford the money or time to attend a conference this summer, this will fill you with ideas and encouragement to start the new school year.

I also hope that these videos will remind you that the best things in life are FREE! Children want and need what they've always wanted. They want to be loved, they want to play and have fun with their friends, and they want to feel confident and capable.

Let's get started today with some good morning songs that will energize children's brains and put a smile on their faces. When you sing, your brain emits endorphins, and endorphins make you happy. Choose one of these songs and use it every day for several weeks or months. It will become an "indicator" activity to let children know that it's time to settle down and get ready for a great day.

When you go to an athletic event you will notice how everyone finds their seats and gets ready for the game when they hear the National Anthem.  In the same way, children will be ready to gather and get ready for the "games to begin" when they hear the good morning song.


Check out the new videos that Alex May just created.  Aren't his animal drawings fantastic?