Performing and Teaching is all I need and Why?
In 2010, I move to United States at the age of 13 because my father transferred to the main office in Austin, Texas. The toughest challenge of my life was moving to America from Korea. I had to adjust to a completely different culture and learn a new language.
On the first day of school, I was put in an ESL class and tried to learn and I also used other people to help me learn English. I had a tutor who helped me on everything such as making new friends, filling out required school forms, homework, translating and due to this she influenced me a lot in various way. Which led me to think “I want to be like her! like, teacher who help others!”. However, I decided to go to Conservatory for my Bachelor’s degree because I loved to play bassoon. After attending at New England Conservatory, this taught came up all the sudden “How about Music Education? I can teach several instruments, I can conduct, I can sing, I can teach theory and history and the biggest reason is I like to help others!”.
Last year friend of mine told me that there is this great program at NEC called “Music in Education Concentration”. I thought this could be very helpful for me in the future, so I decided to participate in this program.
In this world, people have dreams and goals for themselves and my dream is to be a great musician and educator for others. This requires a deep study and practice that will push me to constantly work to improve and through challenges, and I believe that performing and teaching to others will led me to live happier life.
In order to achieve these goals, you must put in all of your effort and overcome the challenges that you may face. Therefore, it has now become a part of my dream, because I long for a challenging, dynamic setting that will help me become the best I can be.
(This is a picture of how far is United States and Korea is)
This is a picture of me teaching and helping one of my Solfege student (Tutoring) :
Here are my Week 2 assignment about my Memorable Teachers & Metaphor for Teaching writing:
picture of Carol Nelson and SangWon Yoon
Metaphor for teaching
“Teacher as essential provider.”
The reason why I compared teaching as essential provider was as the word itself teaching is what we need to live through this world until we die. What do we need in order to live? We need earth, air, water, human, food, electrical stuff such as electric, computer, phone, television, email, and SNS, and knowledge, basically everything you see, touch, hear, taste, and smell. Ever since we are born, our parents or baby sitter teach us how to crawl, how to look at things, how to drink milk or to start weaning food, and how to walk for the first time, how to read, talk, learning new vocabs, interact with others and so on. However, all these are from our own experience and from the teachers who had it before you experience. Mostly out of 100% of your life, 20-30% is time that you spend at school to learn what you need in your level from the teacher, for example you need knowledge and learning is a process of receiving knowledge. I believe that Teaching is transmission of knowledge from teacher to students. Also “teaching” is producing students as socially useful products. I believe Education is addiction. The more you get, the more smart knowledge and experience you become and get and so the more you keep learning.
essential we need to live
Here are my Week 3 assignment about Bloom’s six categories questions and one of my memorable teacher writing:
Bloom’s Taxonomy – Questions
Basically it means remembering the knowledge you know based on what you’ve learned, what sorts of kind do you have to remember? Because human tends to forget things if the information is unnecessary.
Since all the students are in different level of understanding, what would be a good way to help them to think easier to understand things? Or unsolved problem. By discussing with others? Comparing? Explaining? Summarizing?
Using solved problem you had, what would be a good way to use solved problem? In a what way students would apply?
I thought this also could same step as Comprehension, because it also analyzing the ideas or problems. Or is it a step students try to figure out how they relate to each other in overall structure?
Since there is no limit of imagination, what would be a good advice for the students? To create old ideas to new ideas?
Since it’s the very last step of Bloom’s Taxonomy, Ii this a step when students can make a judgment to each other? For example, arguing? Based on internal evidence or criteria.
Picture of Ms.Carol Nelson teaching and conducting us:
Here is my canon using Bloom’s Taxonomy and recording track of it:
Here are my Marshak reading questions which including in-class notes:
What is the true nature of human beings?
- Knowledge is innate
- It’s in the mind
- Depends on how much you drink out of the forgetful water (which is from the reading), who drank fully would not be able in the new life, to remember anything about reality, (which also could mean effort and education) – from Plato
- Being an active learner, activity such as holding things
- Learning is done by learner who already experienced it
- How world is complex, teacher have to understand what’s happening within the world (relation) – from Problem-solving and insight section
- Human capacity to think and to learn was an adaptive features.
What is the course of human growth from birth through age twenty-one?
- Children come into the world with minimal equipment to guide their behavior
- Such as sucking and crying
- Within a few years they are also able to walk and talk
- Become professional problem solvers
- In teen wide quite abstract matters
Given this understanding of human growth, what are the desired functions of child raising and education?
- Teaching is simply the helping of these remembering process
- See real reality and acquire real knowledge
- Learning is passive
- Person who had been trained to reason clearly (with logic)
- There might be a student may be developing in a different ways of stages and time (they might not yet have developed the logical or conceptual)
- Played by learning and experiencing instead of just concepts but by conversation, reversibility of logical operations
Also this is a presentation I made for my college writing class in my freshman year and I had to teach a class about the topic that I choose. I thought this could be interesting to put since I wrote my point of view of how teaching works and what I learned from it.
Here is my Week 5 assignment for memorable teacher interview that’s related to Week 2 assignment:
Also this is her conducting us MAC band in 2016:
Here is Week 6 assignment with file attached about Case 7 based on reading:
Here is my assignment for Week 7 about Reflection/Writing and my math+music composed chart:
For Week 7 there was a assignment that was not mentioned on the paper but talked in class which was to create my own music chart using mathematics. Which on the below, what I composed. I colored differently for each notes but same color when it has the same note and same octave. On the top I put quarter note equal to 82. Y-axis is represent the pitch of the note and I putted octave and a half (example: C D E F G A B C D E F) and the beat count on X-axis which represents using quarter note equal to 82 number of beat for each notes.
Here is my assignment for Week 10 about “How do we judge if students have learned?” based on Phillips reading:
Here is my assignment for Week 11 about private lesson observation:
With picture of my Professor Richard Svoboda
Here is my assignment for Week 12 about “Can appreciation be taught and learned?”: