Welcome To ‘ME-Tube’ That’s ‘Musical Education-Tube’ Courtesy of TED-Ed Talks – and YouTube! 

I’m Mr. J.O.L.L.I.E! It stands for Joyful Over-Learning and Locked-In-Exercises! I’m here to help you teach, learn and mentor DIFFERENTLY. Here’s our Top 20 (and a few more!) awesome talks from TED – Technology Entertainment Design – why music is SO VITAL on SO MANY LEVELS. That’s why we need to overcome the 4D’s – Differences Disability Difficulty Despair having given up for any of these reasons. They’ll teach you a lot – and DO a lot more that,  makes you want to read, teach, mentor, play –  love, laugh and learn music – for life!

Here’s Why….

Does Music Change a Child’s Brain? | John Iversen

Music is a central part of life for many of us, whether we listen, dance or play. It can shape our mood or transport our imagination, but what is going on in our brain? Can music be used to help an ailing brain, or boost a learning one? The UCSD SIMPHONY project, in collaboration with the San Diego Youth Symphony, is attempting to answer these questions by studying if music training has an impact on the development of children’s brains and other key skills.

How Music Can Be Better For You Than Sex and Chocolate: Deanna Choi

Deanna Choi is a violinist and an undergraduate psychology student at Queen’s University.  Her talk mixes live performance with a presentation on the psychological benefits of music.

The healing power of music: Robin Spielberg

Robin Spielberg, a renowned contemporary pianist and composer, tells a very personal story about the healing power of music. Her experiences inspired her to share how music makes an impact on our well-being and helps us through difficulties.

I presents 30! Yes Thirty more (and more to come so keeeep scrolling!) Videos of World Beating and Awe Inspiring Music Education, Research, Innovation & Inspiring Stories! It’s the ‘Why?’ we need EMOJI-GO!Music – because it’s just so DIFFICULT – for just about EVERYBODY whether or not you have learning or life’s difficulties and disabilities.

First The Good News! – Here’s 6 Billion Reasons Why Written Language is Changing….Image result for emoji word of the year

…..And Why We Need The Music Version of a Visual, Colourful, Motivational + Learning Difficulties and Disability Friendly Language of Music.

The Word of The Year!

Oxford English Dictionary 2016 – ” We chose it because that’s the way things are going!”

The Dynamite Dyslexic Writes; EMOJI are the new ‘Cave Wall’ of today on our screens
– says Marcel Danesi. On October 27, 2016, some of Toronto’s greatest thinkers and change-makers joined together onstage at TEDxToronto to deliver powerful talks and performances that embodied our theme, Symbols + Signals.

From cave drawings to emojis: Communication comes full circle | Marcel Danesi

Are EMOJIS Making us Dumber? Resounding NO!

Professor Vyv Evans of Bangor University’s School of Linguistics & English Language has conducted research into emojis and has found that they are far more than pretty little pictures.

Professor Evans’ findings show that emojis positively enhance digital communication by bringing emotion and tone into text conversations.

And says The Dynamite Dyslexic – Imagine the power of learning music through visual mnemonics!

“OVERCOMING difficulty is a BEAUTIFUL thing.” Saint Saens Composer

The Dynamic Dyslexic Writes Again: Want to know what it’s like to be Dyslexic? This Ted Talk made me CRY!!!! First the whirling confusion of life then you find out why in the whirling confusion of words, words, words, letters, letters, letters. Awesome. If it only gives you a taste of what it’s like this was me at 12 trying to read music and giving up in a whirlwind of notes literally ‘spinning and jiggling’ on the page. I gave up! So did my daughter after the helpful color dots on her violin (suggested by her music teacher) made no sense to the black (“Really confusing”) notes on the page. See ‘Visual Stress‘ highlighted often throughout Dyslexia and Dysmusia research.

Choreographer Aakash Odedra is dyslexic and has always felt that his best expression comes through movement. “Murmur” is his ode to that experience, teaming up with co-creators Lewis Major and Ars Electronica Futurelab. Watch him spin his way through the center of a storm, as pages of books take flight all around him.

More From The Cognitive Neuropsychologist.

Your brain seems to treat numbers and words very differently (even if the number is written as a word!). So says cognitive neuropsychologist Brian Butterworth.

Hear From a 1 in 20 Who Has Dyscalculia! Have you even HEARD of it????

The percentage of the population with developmental dyscalculia is estimated to be between 3­6 percent, or one in twenty individuals,” says Line Rothmann, and she is one of them. As a dyscalculic, she has difficulty understanding anything and everything math related. Her talk offers a glimpse into her reality and all the quirky systems she developed to get on in a world that is largely based on numbers and calculations. From her story we learn how our disabilities, small or big, can become our strengths.

Line Rothman is a recent graduate from the creative business and design school Kaospilot, Aarhus, Denmark. What is it like to live in a world where the mere concept of time does not exist? Line Rothmann has dyscalculia, a disability in math and anything math-related. She has absolutely no sense in time and timing. She will tell about her quirky systems on how she navigates through the world and everyday life, how her disability is her source of strength, frustrations and tears.

Think In Pictures!! Wherever you are on the Spectrum!

The Dynamic Dyslexic Writes: Go to 6min 45 Seconds if you are in a rush (but you will miss a lot of fun!) Pattern thinkers = MUSICIANS!! And she says that includes a lot of Dyslexics. Ted Talks – Autism activist Temple Grandin talks about how her mind works — sharing her ability to “think in pictures,” which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.

It’s Time To Learn From Bacon Boy!From A Child Prodigy

The Dynamic Dyslexic Writes: I’ve NEVER Grown Up! Yet no-one could teach me THE most important way to developp not just my music brain but my brain – period (or full stop in the UK!). So when a child says ‘I can’t’ it may just be that they can’t.. or you aren’t listening. I’ve put this in as a bit of fun. And to really ‘justify’ my ‘childish’ thinking that SticKey-Music is a much for BIG kids as little ones! Compare ‘Bacon Boy’ here to Stikey-Music ‘On-Line Bravo Boy’ and ‘Space Girl Grace’.  So be ‘childish’ or is it ‘child-like’ about using pictures and colour and EMOJIS to learn music – no matter how old you are. It might just stop wars – see Adora!

Ted Talk: Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups’ willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.

1 in 6 Childrten Suffer From Developmental Disorder.Yes 1 in 6!!!

The Dynamic Dyslexic Writes: It’s incredible how different we all are. It’s all in the brain not just in the mind! This talk is on specific issues revealed by Harvard University breakthrough technique of real time monitoring. I include it to show how each situation may be different but nore to show the huge variety and depth of difficulties and disabilites.

Developmental disorders in children are typically diagnosed by observing behavior, but Aditi Shankardass knew that we should be looking directly at their brains. She explains how a remarkable EEG device has revealed mistaken diagnoses and transformed children’s lives.

Beat it!!

More on the Up Beat! Whatever system works for you is my message. I love this one!

Circle of Fifths Explained without the Emojis!!!