Imagine That! Songs for Creative Teachers

ZPD Doo Dah!

01:24
Kristin Lems
2006-01-01
words by Kristin Lems, fair use parody, music by Allie Wrubel c 2006

Story

Anyone who has studied in the field of education knows about Lev Vygotsky and his famous "Zone of Proximal Development."  Here is my attempt to explain it easily, with a fun parody.

Lyrics

ZPD Doo Dah!

1. ZPD doo dah ZPD Day
That is the zone where new learning holds sway
Plenty of progress heading that way
ZPD doo dah ZPD Day
Lev Vygotsky got the notion
That a teacher should scaffold
When a student’s slightly baffled
2. ZPD doo dah ZPD Day
Give lots of openings for children to play
Social exchanges guide them that way
ZPD doo dah ZPD Day
How can teachers find that level?
Find a basal, a ceiling,
Till you get that “just right” feeling
3. ZPD doo dah ZPD Day
Don’t push or hold them back
A “nudge” is the way
When you’re both learning, it’s time to say
My, we are having a ZPD Day!
words by Kristin Lems, fair use parody of the song “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” music by Allie Wrubel
 
lyrics © 2006 Kleine Ding Music (BMI) all rights reserved
arrangement c 2006 Carolsdatter Productions.

ZPD Doo Dah!


1. ZPD doo dah ZPD Day

That is the zone where new learning holds sway

Plenty of progress heading that way

ZPD doo dah ZPD Day


Lev Vygotsky got the notion

That a teacher should scaffold

When a student’s slightly baffled

2. ZPD doo dah ZPD Day

Give lots of openings for children to play

Social exchanges guide them that way

ZPD doo dah ZPD Day

How can teachers find that level?

Find a basal, a ceiling,

Till you get that “just right” feeling

3. ZPD doo dah ZPD Day

Don’t push or hold them back

A “nudge” is the way

When you’re both learning, it’s time to say

My, we are having a ZPD Day!

 

 

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