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 3: Calming the Restless Natives: Using Music to Reduce Excess Energy and Stress
Calming the Restless Natives: Using Music to Reduce Excess Energy and Stress
What It is
Many people use calming music as a means of self-medicating when feeling stressed after a hard day's work. If putting on certain music is part of your unwinding ritual when you get home, you are already using calming music as an intrinsic part of your life. [Page 50]
As briefly explained in Chapter 1, calming music has long been used as a highly successful treatment tool in ...