I’m Jake Carr. I have been a Cultural Anthropologist, and a linguist. I have been a missionary. I have taught English to Chechnyan refugees in Belgium, been a Language Arts teacher, a waldorf specialty music teacher, and am now a classroom teacher in a Waldorf-inspired Public Charter School in California. Funny how wherever I was at the time, and whatever my duty, music always permeated my teaching methods. As an English Language teacher, I frequently would bring in my guitar, and trade songs from our various homelands, then we’d work together translating them into English. When I was a missionary in The Netherlands, I would sing on the street to attract attention. When I was a student in college, I would frequently utilize rhythm’s amazing ability to facilitate memorizing information. The list continues endlessly. When I lost my job teaching Math and Language Arts at a middle school, I stayed home with my newborn daughter. We sang and danced our way through the day’s routine. Now, I teach in a magical place. Blue Oak Charter School is a Waldorf-inspired Public Charter School. If you’re unfamiliar with Waldorf methods, also known as Steiner Methodology, look it up, or just keep reading my blog. It’s good stuff. I teach in a Waldorf Classroom. One of the wonderfully difficult parts of being a Waldorf teacher is that we continuously create our own curriculum. In the pages of my blog, you’ll find a managerié of which twists, and twirls Waldorf, Orff, Kodály, and things I come up with myself into a hurricane of Music, Language Arts, Math, Science, and just about every other subject we want our kids to understand. I truly consider myself a rogue-teacher. I do what I know is right for kids, in a way that they’re going to love. I hit educational standards (Common Core, Waldorf) without kids knowing what they’re learning. I hope you enjoy the stuff I put up, and let me know how it works for you.