To be honest over the last few months I’ve seen CD8 as a bit of a mismatch of themes to fill holes in the curriculum or to bring about themes that haven’t worked out until now. But today I played the songs for the teachers and they loved it. Out of all the songs we’ve done this week, every song on CD8 they enjoyed more than all the others. Wow.

Otherwise we finished off the three day workshop with some hip hop stuff, phonics and curriculum development (including dissecting other prefectures curricula, and they were quite stunned at how bad they were!).

Then after recapping the projects I finished with this video: “Do flowers fly?”. In India it’s used to show private school teachers how public school fails kids. In Japan I used it to show elementary school teachers why they shouldn’t become like junior high schools. At the end the teachers were crying. Education is important.

Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...