CALLING ALL TEACHERS! | ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A THRILLING NEW CHALLENGE FOR YOUR ENGLISH, MUSIC OR MEDIA STUDIES CLASSES?
Instead of forcing your students to stop listening to music on their phones, why not embrace this modern-day challenge to your teaching skills? You can come out of this a success!
Headteachers, Music and English teachers and school literacy co-ordinators love us so much that they have been inspired to write their own music reviews and opinion posts on The Rockhaq Community. We love it when this happens.
We aim to leave every school with a passion for writing about music. We’ve worked with students of all ability levels, with surprising turnarounds.
Rockhaq Workshops engage students with music they already know and love. We tell your students to bring their favourite track to our workshops and listen to it on their headphones. We give them a free choice, all while directing them how to write about it. This forms their first professional music review.
And guess what? Our simple formula works every time, across all student ages and abilities. We call our formula Music + Choice = Engagement. Watch our video to hear Rockhaq Workshop students and teachers talk about how having a free and open choice engages everyone to write.
Rockhaq for Careers | REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCE OF THE MUSIC AND MEDIA INDUSTRIES
During our pilot we gave away pre-release CDs, gig tickets to sold out concerts and set-up interview opportunities with bands for the best Rockhaq students. We called these real-life assignments Music Missions and guess what – they are set to make a big comeback on The Rockhaq Community!
We awarded students tickets to sold-out concerts for artists they wanted to see live – including Blink 182 in Nottingham, Nicki Minaj in Birmingham – organised interviews with bands they wanted to speak to and gave away pre-release music for artists including The Mars Volta.
Over 2018 we have organised pre-release music and tickets to live shows including US pop punksters Seaway at the Bodega in Nottingham.
These real-life experiences will help your English, Music and Journalism studies students to use their Rockhaq experience positively. They can build a portfolio of digital journalism experience while using this to enter the print, digital, radio or TV industries..
Are my students suitable for Rockhaq workshops? | THE SHORT ANSWER IS – YES!
Award-winning journalist and Rockhaq Community Founder Michelle Dhillon has worked with the following student groups so far and the list keeps growing:
If Rockhaq has worked for them, it can work for you too.
Here’s another STUDENT AND TEACHER VIDEO STORY:
Student Story: Flash in Japan! | MARK WONG – FROM MUSIC STUDENT TO ENGLISH TEACHER
He is currently teaching English to students in Japan. Amazing stuff!
Questions? Requests? Want to share your latest class challenge with us and see how we can help? Just contact Team Rockhaq and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours during Monday-Friday, except on UK bank holidays.