- Subject index
The book will give teachers of all grade levels specific ways to use music in the classroom to raise mood, manage energy levels, increase engagement and focus, and help students more effectively process content for long-term memory storage – all resulting in increased learning and ultimately, increased test scores. This book provides all the knowledge a teacher needs to start using music effectively in the classroom, including the full spectrum of appropriate classroom uses, the research that supports each use, and specific strategies for implementation. In addition, the book offers long lists of field-tested songs for each use.
Chapter 2: So Happy Together: Using Feel-Good Music to Manage Student Mood
So Happy Together: Using Feel-Good Music to Manage Student Mood
What It is
When we hear a feel-good song, we get a rush of dopamine in the pleasure/reward centers of our brains. This is the feeling you get when your favorite song comes on the radio—it's like taking a giant bite of chocolate or the first sip of your favorite latte or parking all day without feeding the meter and not getting ticketed or … anything else that makes you feel good! It's an instant shot of pleasure. ...