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My PD/Conference Updates
ECCPA (Early Childhood Conference of Performing Arts) Genazzano FCJ College, Cotham Road, Kew, Melbourne 16th and 17th June 2007. My presentation will be on multicultural music and movement.
ASME (Australian Society for Music Education) 40th
Anniversary Conference. Perth (Western Australia) Convention Centre 6-10
July 2007. I will be presenting two workshop sessions -
CAYPAKS (Children And Young People Are Key Stakeholders) Conference Perth Western Australia 23-25 July 2007. I will be conducting a Skills and Activity Based Workshop titled "Using Music and Movement to Empower Children at Risk".
Love in a Paper Bag
The following appeared in Wayne Mansfield's newsletter The Maverick Spirit. (www.waynemansfield.com or www.themaverickspirit.com). He had passed it on having read it in Brian Leaning-Mizen's newsletter "Strategies for Successful People". I happened to be at a breakfast meeting with Brian the very same week (how serendipitous was that?) and asked permission to use his article. He was chuffed. It appealed to me as a parent and as a teacher. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
was Molly's job to hand her father his brown paper lunch bag each morning
before he headed off to work. One day, in addition to his lunch bag, Molly
handed him a second paper bag. This one was worn and held together with
tape, staples and paper clips.
'What's in it?' 'Just some stuff. Please take it with you.'
Later that night he asked Molly to tell him about the stuff in the sack.
It took a long time to tell. Everything had a story or a memory or was
attached to dreams and imaginary friends. Fairies had brought some of the
For more of Brian's wisdom, go to http://www.mindsynergy.net
Why We Love Children
I loved the way that the children were always engaged and how many aspects of music and motor skills were taught without the children realizing.
Kate Bembrick, Frankland Primary School, Western Australia
|About The Author
Marlene Rattigan B.A., Dip. Ed. (ECS), CELTA
Marlene Rattigan is an Early Childhood teacher, a teacher of English as a Second Language, and from 1987-2000 was a nationally accredited fitness leader. Her background is in music education. A keen interest in motor development in children led to the creation of Kidz-Fiz-Biz which she taught successfully for 13 years. Marlene also conducts workshops for children, teachers and parents at schools, in the community and at festivals. She has produced teaching manuals complete with audio CDs which are an extension of her 'Kidz-Fiz-Biz' program.