I don’t sing. No, scratch that, I do, all the time and very well but only in my head. There, I can go from the talents of Sia to Nightwish and Adele without a worry. Outside of that crazy wonder that is my mind? Not so much.
I have good enough ears to know talent when I hear it and I’m honest enough with myself to know I don’t possess any. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve a decent voice, perfect for choirs but never for solos.
So believe me when I say this: accepting the fact that I do actually have to sing in front of people if I really want to bring music into my English classes, was not easy digest. It’s more a silent resignation than an enthusiastic happy dance.
But I’ve done it. I’m happy to report that it was a success. Well, apart from forgetting a line (I can never remember – you know the song “If you’re happy and you know it”? It’s that third line that I always confuse 😁) However, the kids enjoyed it, tried to sing along, definitely played along and we all laughed a lot. Even the miserable one that never cracks a smile enjoyed it.
Mission 1: accomplished. Comfort zone: pushed. Learning: done.
In April I set myself a challenge to use more music when teaching English. I passionately believe in the power of music to make everything better and I want to motivate my students to feel more relaxed, and at the same time more inspired about learning English. I’m sure it’ll be a journey with ups and downs! 😉
Have you ever had to sing in front of other people? Did you enjoy the experience? 😉
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