We could get a feel of students’ expectations by asking them to create a playlist of:
Songs I Wish My Teacher Taught Me.
OR, get to know the students a bit better by asking them to come up with a playlist of …
Songs My Mom / Dad / Teacher / Mentor / Community / XXX (Fill in the blank!) Taught Me.
[This activity can also be used at the end of a Unit to get a big idea of what students have learned.]
To illustrate, here’s my current list of Songs My Mother Taught Me:
#1. A Hard Day’s Night. (Beatles). Work hard.
#2. Change. (Carrie Underwood). You can make a difference.
#3. How You Live (Turn Up the Music). (Point of Grace). Don’t spend your life looking back.
#4. Try. (Colbie Caillat). Accept yourself for who you are.
What about you? What are some songs you learned from your mom, dad, teacher, BFF, etc?