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Five touching songs to sing for your teachers on Teacher’s Day

Let your teachers (or your children’s teachers) know how much you appreciate the work they do with these songs.
EdChron Desk on August 6, 2014 - 9:14 am in Asia, Opinions, The Good Stuff, U.K., U.S., World

 

On Teacher’s Day, let your teachers (or your children’s teachers) know how much you appreciate the work they do by playing or singing one of these songs. Students can create a program featuring these melodies to demonstrate how much they care about their teachers.

 1) A Song for Teachers – You Have Made a Difference

 


Brian Asselin and Eric Disero ‘s lyrics for this song include the line “You have shaped our minds.”  It is an inspiring song written from a student’s perspective, and its mellow tune and rhythm are soothing. Students can easily learn this song to sing for their teachers on Teacher’s Day, as it is repetitive and has a slower tempo.

2) In This Moment (A Tribute to Teachers)

 


This lyrical, slower song honors teachers and thanks them for showing students “how to live with dignity.” It also mentions that a teacher can be more than a teacher: “When the lessons end, I can share with you just like a friend.” Secondary school students could sing this song as their time with teachers is quickly coming to a close. This song was composed and written by KC GAN and performed by Alison Yap.

3) Wind Beneath My Wings

 

“Wind Beneath My Wings” (sometimes titled “The Wind Beneath My Wings” and “Hero”) is the title of a song written in 1982 by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley. They recorded a demo of the song, which they gave to musician Bob Montgomery.

The highest-charting version of the song to date was recorded in 1988 by singer and actress Bette Midler for the soundtrack of the film, Beaches. This version was released as a single in early 1989, spent one week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in June 1989, and won Grammy Awards for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year in February 1990.

This is an incredible song – whether you perform this in a group or solo, your teachers will remember the heartfelt lyrics to the song.

4) You Raise Me Up

 


This Josh Groban epic  was actually first written and performed by Secret Garden in early 2002. Josh Groban smashed  the charts in the US with his rendition in 2003. Westlife (a boyband managed by Simon Cowell – you might have heard of them both) made the song famous in the UK a year later with their version of the song.

The writer of the song (Rolf Løvland) wrote the song for himself and performed for the very first time at the funeral of his mother. He knows “there’s something about the song people are embracing – which becomes emotionally strong. […] I believe people think of it as a song they use for their own stuff.”

Another beautiful song with meaningful lyrics.

5) In Your Hands (Song for My Teacher)

 

“You took time to listen and to hear, to laugh, to just be there.” Teachers are more than automaton instructors, pounding away on the chalkboard all day. They are mentors and inspirations, and this song by Ronno spells out how special teachers are sweetly and melodically.

The upcoming Teacher’s Day is all about appreciating your teachers – remember to go up to your teachers and tell them how much you appreciate them.

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