Gail Burnett is a dynamic, yet 'real-life-relatable' speaker who lights up a crowd to get them moving and thinking creatively. In addition to bringing her trademark enthusiasm, Gail brings a wide range of experience to the time that she interacts with your education and child-enthusiast participants! She is a 22-year veteran of children's music education, children's entertainment, songwriting and has been on the speaking/training circuit since 2012. Gail is also a classically-trained professional improv/studio cellist and vocalist so her musical and her early childhood roots run deep!
Gail's presentations feature interactive music/movement and using music effectively in the classroom to promote an emotionally and physically 'healthy' environment. Her credits include the national NAEYC conference, the Georgia, Alaska, Ohio, Indiana Chapter affiliates, Keynote at District 6 Georgia Preschool Assoc, Association of Christian Schools International, keynote at NIA-AEYC (Alaska) and Keynote opener IAEYC (Indiana) and OAEYC (Ohio). Her band has six CD’s including ACTIVE BODIES, ACTIVE MUSIC, ACTIVE BRAINS, which is a 2015 TEACHER’S CHOICE award winner, 2016 Parents’ Choice Award Winner, and 2016 Grammy Ballot nominee.
In addition to conferences, Gail also does in-service workshops/presentations for teachers, providers, directors and early childhood practitioners in private and public school settings, preschool, Pre-K and K programs.
She has two interactive presentations:
ACTIVE MUSIC, ACTIVE BODIES, ACTIVE BRAINS ......Everybody is Musical!
. . . Which is good news, since music learning enhances ALL learning. Whether you consider yourself a “musician” or not, you can be a musical teacher in the classroom and use it to aid in successfully shaping the classroom day! We’ll look at how children’s brains develop related to music and tools you can use to guide them in this “hands on” training. Teachers can have confidence to explore ways to transition through the day using good music and classroom tested techniques including songs which cover several aspects of curriculum: Welcome, Circle Time, Transitions (including a new clean up song!), Music and Movement, Naptime, and Goodbye.
I DON’T WORRY, NEITHER SHOULD YOU, WE’VE GOT BETTER STUFF TO DO:
Using the power of music to gain confidence in creating a lower-stress, positive emotional and physical environment for both children and teachers. In this session, we’ll not only explore fun, interactive, and easy-to-implement songs and tools, Gail Burnett will discuss research and real life use of music to engage and include children with social, emotional and physical issues.