Saturday, April 30, 2022

February in Review & International Jazz Day : let's play jazz to honor the great names


Jazz Day 2022

In 2011, UNESCO proclaimed 30 April as "International Jazz Day". UNESCO's aim was "to give voice to the message of dialogue and freedom, so the day was created in recognition that jazz brings people together to reinforce respect for the shared values, universal messages of peace, freedom and solidarity that jazz conveys."

The celebration of the 1st International Jazz Day happened in2012. Now in 30 April let's celebrate the 11th year 

 "Jazz is not just music, it is a way of life, it is a way of being, a way of thinking". 

Nina Simone

On April 30 at 9 AM New York / 15h00 Vienna, teachers and students gained a fascinating window into the rehearsal and performance process as students from the JAM Music Lab University in Vienna, Austria learn the music of legendary composer, pianist and educator Leonard Bernstein. Led by acclaimed pianist and JAM faculty member Danny Grissett.

Presented in collaboration with the JAM Music Lab University.

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"International Jazz Day was launched by UNESCO to raise awareness of the virtues of jazz as an educational tool, as a vehicle for peace, unity, dialogue and to enhance cooperation between peoples."

Vocational Jazz Schools had a true voice this year! Musicians, educators, students of schools of Jazz from around the world celebrated now every 30 April the Music they teach and learn.

Educator musicians share the vibrancy and vitality of jazz music with students and from around the world on April 30th – and all year round. 

Teachers and students can follow International Jazz Day on FacebookTwitter  or YouTube.

For videos, concerts and lessons there are almost all the videos as open education.

And you have a complete publication (resources and activities) about Leonard Bernstein.

And now here the posts of February 2022:

Hoping that teachers and students read me about International Jazz Day along these 11 years and played and heard some good jazz music.

Toots 100
Official Anniversary Concert 

Don't forget the Centenary of Toots Thielemans, an incredible musician often honored as the best jazz-harmonica-player in the world. 

Wherever you are I hope that you're having a better safe time at school. 

I'll be back posting the normal roundup next week.



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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

January in Review & À la rencontre du Petit Prince : manuscrit en France pour la 1ere fois !


À la Rencontre du Petit Prince
Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs présente la première grande Exposition muséale en France consacrée au Petit Prince, chef-d’œuvre intemporel de la littérature. 

Plus de 600 pièces célèbrent les multiples facettes d’Antoine de Saint-Exupéry : écrivain, poète, aviateur, explorateur, journaliste, inventeur, philosophe, porté toute sa vie par un idéal humaniste, véritable moteur de son œuvre.

L'exposition se tiendra du 17 février au 26 juin 2022.

Le Petit Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Première édition du Petit Prince, 1943
Reynal & Hitchcock, New York (en français)
© Fondation JMP pour LPP

À l’occasion de cet hommage, le manuscrit original, conservé à la Morgan Library & Museum à New York - les New Yorkais avaient pu en profiter en 2014.

Jamais présenté au public français, est mis en regard d’aquarelles, esquisses et dessins – pour la plupart inédits – mais également des photographies, poèmes, coupures de journaux et extraits de correspondances.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Le petit prince déterrant des pousses de baobab, 1942
Aquarelle, encre et crayon sur papier
© Coll. Succession Saint Exupéry – d’Agay © Photo : The Morgan Library & Museum. MA 2592.20. Purchased on the Elisabeth Ball Fund, 1968

Le Petit Prince, dernier ouvrage édité du vivant de Saint-Exupéry, écrit et publié aux États-Unis en 1943 mais paru en France en 1946, est depuis lors un succès qui traverse les frontières et les époques, porteur d’un message universel.

À la Rencontre du Petit Prince

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris 

Impossible également de parler du Petit Prince ou de Saint-Exupéry sans parler de dessin ! L'exposition rassemble de nombreuses œuvres picturales créées de la main de l'artiste français, des dessins retrouvés dans des lettres, des brouillons, des carnets, des manuscrits de romans... 

Sa jeunesse, les moments marquants de sa vie, son service militaire et la Seconde Guerre mondiale, les rencontres déterminantes, ses amis et ses amours... Plus de 600 pièces ont été rassemblées pour mettre en lumière les multiples facettes d'Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. 

En révélant les mystères de l'auteur, on dévoile aussi tout ce qui se cache derrière Le Petit Prince, cette histoire pour enfants qui a marqué tant d'adultes.

  • Visites détudes:

Si vous êtes professeur.e à Paris ou même en province, pensez à des visites d'études. Une exposition aussi complète et particulière est indispensable soit aux enseignants soit aux étudiants.

De même, si vous habitez à l'étranger mais pensez partir en voyage d'étude à Paris, pensez à y inclure une visite avec vos élèves à cette exposition si importante pour l'étude de Le Petit Prince.

Les enseignants pourront organiser des visites libres ou opter pour des visites guidées, sous réservation. 

Dates: du 22 frévier au 26 juin 2022

Visites guidées
Programme et tarifs > cliquez ici.

Atelier 4-6 ans
Petite maison, petit mouton > résérvations ici

Atelier 7-10 ans
Art postal > résérvations ici

And now here the review of the post of January 2022

Science : Let's watch 2022 Quadrantid meteor shower peaking January ! Resources

Schools : Professor Stephen Hawking : Google Arts & Culture exhibition & other virtual resources


My usual readers know that i write in English, French and Portuguese.

Wherever you are I hope that you're having a better safe time at school. Covid-9 measures are soft. No masks. We feel better.

However, take some care. Enjoy your life and profession. We are teachers for better and for worst. And we are better these days, after Easter season. Students need teachers and now they do love the school time, they appreciate more their teachers, after so many lockdowns during almost two years.

I'll be back posting the normal roundup next week.



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Friday, April 22, 2022

Schools : Earth Day : Invest in our Planet ! Resources

Earth Day

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

Earth Day, held each year on April 22, is a day for everyone to appreciate our planet and take better care of it. It's also a great day to get outside and appreciate the spectacular natural resources Earth provides us, like beaches, forests, waterfalls, deserts and everything in between.

Earth Day has grown into the world’s biggest civic event, celebrated by a billion people in more than 190 countries. 

credits. Twinkl

Theme 2022:

"Invest in our Planet #InvestinourPlanet!"

This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods.

Because a green future is a prosperous future.

Google Doodle Earth Day 2022

Google Doodle Earth Day 2022

Google Doodle:

Today’s annual Earth Day Doodle addresses one of the most pressing topics of our time: climate change. 

Using real time-lapse imagery from Google Earth Timelapse and other sources, the Doodle shows the impact of climate change across four different locales around our planet. 

Acting now and together to live more sustainably is necessary to avoid the worst effects of climate change. 

Ask your students to stay tuned throughout the day to view these scenes, each remaining on the homepage for several hours at a time.

For Earth Day 2022, we need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably)It’s going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet.

And while there is still time to solve the climate crisis, time to choose BOTH a prosperous and sustainable future, and time to restore nature and build a healthy planet for our children and their children, time is short.

  • Did you know?

The planet is losing 4.7 million hectares of forests every year – an area larger than Denmark.

A healthy ecosystem helps to protect us from these diseases. Biological diversity makes it difficult for pathogens to spread rapidly.

It is estimated that around one million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction.


This Earth Day, take the opportunity to educate those around you about the importance of taking care of our planet — even in little ways like recycling, buying reusable items and using less energy.

When Greta Thunberg sat outside the Swedish Parliament for three weeks in 2018, she could hardly have predicted the scale of the global movement she would spark. 

But, with young people standing to lose most from climate change, it is no longer surprising that they are on the front line of efforts to prevent environmental catastrophe.

Gen Z is providing inspiration, with 45% having stopped purchasing certain brands because of ethical or sustainability concerns. We have the power to lobby for and support businesses that take active steps to protect our environment through their practices and climate-friendly investments, and fight against those that don’t.

  • Resources:

Challenge kids to a nature scavenger nature

The best way to build appreciation for nature is getting out there and experiencing it. All you need for an outdoor scavenger hunt is paper, pencil and a clipboard, easy peasy. Leave room for kids to sketch their findings if they’d like. 

Here are dozen ideas for your students scavenger hunt

  • Games:

Take this 5 question quiz to find the #OneGreenThing you can do for Earth Week.

Hero Wars

Look for others here

On this blog you have many others resources to adapt to the levels and students you are teaching. Look for Earth Day every year on 22 April.

"We wanted to hear how students are adapting their lifestyles, working in their communities, creating new organisations, or mobilising others. 

We also asked teachers and schools to tell us how they are changing teaching, to educate young people on the latest science and support them to make a difference."

Earth Day Network

For Earth Day 2022, together, for everyone, everything, every day…




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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Education : Best of 2021 : Semester #2

credits: Education International

"Education International stands in solidarity with the teachers, students, and people of Ukraine and calls on the international community to stop the bloodshed and do their utmost to avoid a catastrophic humanitarian crisis in Europe."

Education International 

Since the first news on television and stories of the war flooded the social media feeds about the war in Europe students crowded around teachers to ask them about it. At home, parents had the same questions and help their kids . 

"In a conflict that has been called the world’s “first TikTok war,” children and teenagers have had access to a mass of information that is often unverified and troubling, and may trigger anxieties."

There was some anxiety mixed into the questions, and they were using adult terminology they didn’t fully understand, but it was a hot topic for all our students.

 kindergarten destroyed in Stanitsa Luhanska, Ukraine
credits: Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

Hundreds of schools have been destroyed during the war in UkraineAnxiety and fear are common reactions to the events in Ukraine, but students also want more knowledge and understanding, especially as the situation worsens.

I remembered September 11. Students came to school and entered in the classroom after lunch. They saw in the news the terrific images direct on television.

"It was a school day like every other day. Lunch time. Some teachers appeared at school before the beginning of the classes and told us to watch the news on the television. We stopped our lunch  and went to Teachers' room."

War is dreadful, and the images of Ukraine’s bombardments are so cruel. After two years of pandemic, it’s important to keep in mind the social and emotional wellbeing of students while talking and explaining lessons from Ukraine.

“It’s a difficult one, isn’t it?” said a teacher in her elementary school classroom “My instinct would be to protect you,” she reasoned.

credits: Andrew Testa for New Yok Times
Some European children are worried that the war in Ukraine could spread to their own countries.

"As Europeans have grappled with the shock of facing a war on their doorstep and a frenzied news cycle, many teachers have had little time to process what was happening — they had to provide answers, and fast."

The job of teachers is to help students understand and process the news at an age-appropriate level while giving them opportunities to dig more deeply into the events, make connections to the history of Europe.

I'm sure all the teachers and parents are doing their best.  

Looking back the roundup 2021 I've come up with what's been the best posts of #semester2 of my blog The Digital Teacher G-SoutoThe selection is based on page views but also based on pedagogical relevance of the most-read posts.

Here are the Best of semester #2

via TIF News

"Shine bright like a diamond. 

You're a shooting star I see"

My special choice of the #2nd semester 2021? Bright Holiday Season, Shine Bright... Hillcrest Primary School : Sorrow.

It broke my heart! What started as a joyful day of celebration ended with the entire Tasmanian community stunned & heartbroken.


The deaths of six children after a jumping castle was lifted into the air from strong winds at a school end-of-year celebration as condolences flowed into the grieving small coastal city.

The sixth student has died last 19 December, after Hillcrest Primary School's end of year celebration event.

Holiday season was there. Christmas season is children's big dream. 

Hoping to have inspire you in your lessons all over the last year.

Teachers are teaching with passion in such difficult moments. Guiding your students the best you can helping them to adapt to a different world and prepare to a new the future. Give them hope, joy, help them not to be so anxious with this terrible time.

Your mission from the heart!


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