Choose a song to add to the Open Pedagogy playlist, which will be the soundscape for our journey together. Think about songs that speak to the heart or essence of open pedagogy, as well as other asset-based pedagogies: a commitment to equity and justice, agency of learners, co-creation of community, dismantling oppressive structures, centering under-represented voices, caring for each other, liberation.
If you have a Spotify account, you’re welcome to add songs directly to this collaborative playlist. Not on Spotify? Leave a song in the comments, and we’ll add it for you.
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Bob Dylan “The Times They Are A-Changin’”
David Bowie “Changes”
“Waiting on the World to Change” by John Mayer
Nina Simone, “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free”
Janelle Monae, “Hell You Talmbout”
“Movin’ Right Along” Kermit the Frog, Jim Henson
Denzel Curry – Pig Feet
Share my life by Kem
“Beautiful People” by Ed Sheeran feat. Khalid
Teach Your Children Well-Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (Iz) “Over the Rainbow”
Frank Ocean “Moon River”
Rebelión (No le pegue a la negra) by Joe Arroyo
We’re All in This Together — High School Musical Soundtrack
Don’t Stop Believing -Glee (cover of Journey)
De La Soul – Me, Myself & I
Lizzo – Like a Girl
(I couldn’t chose which one, I leave it up to ya’ll)
Hmmm. Doesn’t look like that particular De La Soul song is available on Spotify. 🙁 Lizzo it is! More suggestions welcome!
Green Day, “American Idiot”: talk about dismantling oppressive structures and liberation from ignorance or misunderstanding
“Redemption Song” by Bob Marley & The Wailers
“Seize the Day” – Newsies the Musical (film or Broadway musical version: both are about collective action to fight oppressive structure)
“Seize the Day” – Newsies the Musical (film or Broadway version: both discuss collective action to dismantle oppressive structures)
Hijos Del Canaveral- Residente
Parla con me (“Talk to me”) , Eros Ramazzotti
“Talk to me,
tell me about yourself,
I will listen.
I want to understand about that
uneasiness you have inside.”
Black Bird Singing in the Dead of the Night by Beatles
Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday; Take another Piece of my Heart by Janis Joplin
The Beatles – “Revolution”
“Hateful Hate” 10,000 Maniacs
Imagine, John Lennon
Same Love – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Bob Dylan “Ain’t Talkin'”
Song to be added to playlist-
Hazel Scott – Takin’ a Chance
Spotify doesn’t have this particular song by Scott, Melisa. Sorry! Let us know if there’s another you’d like us to add. Thanks!
We Didn’t’ Start the Fire, by BIlly Joel
I often use this video to introduce the various events of the 20th century that are part of the High School curriculum and for which my students will need to create teaching plans. It opens the task of first creating a timeline of the events, and then searching for web resources to use in their plans as they explore each event with their own students. The message of the song is also relevant and worthy of exploration in context of today.
Found it! Or a version of it. The De La Soul that is. Thanks for the suggestions, Crystal.
The Rolling Stones “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need”
“Mississippi Goddam,” Nina Simone
“I Just Wanna Live” by Keedron Bryant
The 12-year-old gospel singer named Keedron Bryant posted an original song about the heartbreaking realities of being a young black man. In the wake of George Floyd’s death, the boy’s song has become a rallying cry. “Just singing what’s on my heart…hope this blesses someone,” Bryant wrote.
Jorge Drexler: “Movimiento”
Pink Floyd – Another Brick in the Wall
We People Who Are Darker Than Blue by Curtis Mayfield
“Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley and the Wailers
“Win” by Brian McKnight
“Gracias a la vida, ” by Mercedes Sosa