I am one of them: Thoughts …


So why did I apply for the Global Teacher Price?
Reading about the outstanding projects of the other candidates, I need to admit, that I do not have such a big project – yet (except my little bookshop). I am “JUST” a teacher. Sitting in a wheelchair and still being a happy and positive person has an immense impact on students without even needing to talk about it. I represent a cause – just  being me.
Teachers don’t have to ‘be perfect’ and do big projects in order to be an important and positive role model to their students. But it is the way they show their students how to handle difficulties, destiny and fate, which is why role models similar to me, have a positive and horizon widening impact within the microcosm of a school.
In a world where perfectionism seems the major key to success, with countless ‘Instagram’ and ‘Social Media’ stars, imperfection seems redundant, but this does not reflect the majority in our society.
Sincerely
Chris

 

Musical Intelligence

What Is Musical Intelligence?

Musical intelligence is the capacity to think in music and rhythm. People possessing musical intelligence are considered to have a strong appreciation for music, can easily remember songs and melodies, have an understanding of timbre and composition, can identify differences between musical pitches and generally enjoy being immersed in music. The ability to play instruments comes naturally to this type of person.

Informative sites:

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-musical-intelligence.htm

http://www.parentingscience.com/music-and-intelligence.html