Jeffrey Pflaum: Writer, Educator, Photographer

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Build Reading and Writing Skills with Music

Posted by Jeffrey Pflaum on June 7, 2012 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

As an inner-city elementary school teacher for 34 years, I made up and tested my original curricula in emotional intelligence, character education, values clarification, writing, reading, thinking, creativity, poetry and vocabulary. Call me an educator, developer, researcher and experimentalist in the classroom.


The Music Writing Project

Music Writing is an activity I developed that introduces kids to inner experience: they listen and relax...

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Using "Music Writing" to Trigger Creativity, Awareness and Motivation

Posted by Jeffrey Pflaum on April 5, 2012 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (1)

In our test-obsessed and bullying culture, it is imperative that children learn to know themselves better. We can help them develop an inner compass so they can discover their own creativity, self-motivation and emotional intelligence needed for learning and living.

When I was a teacher in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York in the seventies, I found a way to use music as tool for self-discovery and self-expression.

 

I used to play a lot of music in my ...

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