Play it forward
Music is powerful. One way its power can be harnessed is as a pathway to get to really know a lot about someone in a short time. In this talk, Noa Daniel shares The Personal Playlist Project, where people are asked to share three songs: one that is nostalgic (a throwback), one that reflects their identity, and one that picks them up or inspires them. This is something she uses in her classroom to get to know her students and as the format of her weekly podcast about educators. The P3, as she calls it, allows people to use personal narratives to unpack their song choices while also building skill, autonomy, community, and connection. Music is a way in and a way out for people, and it’s something we can use in the classroom to help students share their stories and themselves with their classes. Noa Daniel is a passionate teacher, consultant and innovator who has been building ways for students to feel visible and valuable in and outside of the classroom for over 20 years. She has a Masters of Education from OISE and works part-time as a classroom teacher in the York Region District School Board. Noa is also a blogger and podcaster. She hosts The Personal Playlist Podcast and OnEdMentors on voicEd Radio. Noa is on the board of voicEd Radio and Learning Forward Ontario. She is also the co-founder of OnEdMentors Connect (OEMConnect).