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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 4: They Like to Move It (So Let Them): Using Pump-Up Music to Energize Students
They Like to Move It (So Let Them): Using Pump-Up Music to Energize Students
What It is
Just as there are times in any classroom when students are overly energetic, there are also times when they are sleepy, lethargic, or even apathetic. At such times, it can feel like you're working your tail off just to get students to pay attention. The answer to your problem may be as close as your iPod or CD player. The right kind of music has the power to change such states within minutes, sometimes even seconds. Adding some up-tempo pump-up music into ...