posted by Catharine Hannay
Here's the latest in the popular series of song playlists for teachers. Since so many people are having such a hard time of it these days, I decided to focus on hope, resilience, and supporting each other.
As always, please read the full lyrics and watch the full video before deciding what's appropriate to share with others. If you work with very young children, you might prefer the Children's Songs playlist, which has several tunes about feelings and facing challenges, including a couple of songs about going back to school during COVID. (I also have a separate song and video playlist specifically about COVID.)
Broken and Beautiful, Kelly Clarkson
lyrics; official video; video of live performance; video of dance performance by JoJo Gomez Choreography
"Can someone just hold me? Don't fix me, don't try to change a thing. Can someone just know me? 'Cause underneath, I'm broken and it's beautiful."
The Climb, Miley Cyrus
"Every step I'm taking, every move I make feels lost with no direction. My faith is shaking, but I gotta keep trying. Gotta keep my head held high."
Don't Stop, Fleetwood Mac
"If you wake up and don't want to smile. If it takes just a little while. Open your eyes and look at the day. You'll see things in a different way... Don't stop thinking about tomorrow. Don't stop, it'll soon be here."