For full details about the A to Z Blogging Challenge, click here. And then pack up that suitcase as we make our last two stops on our educational journey across the world.
Music soothes in Zimbabwe
For students in the landlocked south African country of Zimbabwe, music is a way to bond, to express feelings, and to forget—even briefly—some of the challenges that impact their daily lives.
This love of singing is further explored in this wonderful Teachers Media International video featuring well-known composer Howard Goodall, who explores the kinds of songs students in Africa enjoy singing, as well as how music is incorporated into their everyday learning.
And listening to this beautiful montage of secondary students from Zimbabwe —set to the Dombodema High School’s incredible choir—there’s no question music “soothes the savage beast.”
How is singing used in your classroom?
Raising the bar in Zambian education
We end the 2016 Teachers Media International #AtoZChallenge in Zambia, where teachers there understand that education is the most powerful weapon to change the world. But access to public education is still a challenge for many students, and an estimated 30% of Zambian youth struggling community schools, where there is often a lack of resources.
A new three-year initiative in the country hopes to raise the quality standards in these schools by providing students with better resources and a higher level of instruction. This informative video looks at the history of community schools in Zambia and how new global partnerships will positively impact them.
Whew! We don’t know about you, but we’re exhausted, and ready to head home after a long month of globetrotting. If you’ve been with us since Australia, thank you! And if you’re just joining us, we hope you take a peek through our archives to see how we’ve celebrated the A to Z of education systems from around the world.
~ The Teachers Media Team