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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

How About Some Music to Keep Your Students Engaged and on Task:)

 How many times do your students beg teachers to play music in class while they work?  Probably too often:)  When teachers agree to try, kids try their best to convince teachers to play their favorite numbers.  Rather than go down that route, why not use the music numbers on this site.  They are all instrumental and are linked to emotional moods (no kidding).  You are encouraged to join the site, but you don't have to do if you don't wish to do so.


STEREOMOOD --- How might this be woven into classroom routines?  What about using them instead of timers for class activities?  Timers can wear down nerves whereas the end of a musical number is soft and non-alarming.  The quieter numbers could be background music as they do in class reading.  Why not play something during a test to calm jittery nerves?  Last, but not least, why ask kids where they might like to hear selections from this site?  They will be delighted to share:)

Denise

ELL TEACHER PROS (remember that our site is temporarily down for upgrading, but will be up soon).

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