- 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 5: Music to Work to: Using Background Music to Increase Focus on Individual Work
Music to Work to: Using Background Music to Increase Focus on Individual Work
What It is
Background music is an important support to learning during student input activities such as silent reading, and output activities such as writing, doing worksheets, or working on math problems. Its goal is to put a soft pad of sound over the room to cover up irregular environmental sounds such as a student tapping a pencil on a desk or a foot on a chair leg, or a teacher walking down the hall having a conversation. ...