- 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 8: Your Magical, Musical Bag of Tricks: Fun and Effective Management Strategies Using Music
This chapter covers classroom management strategies that have been tried and found effective by many classroom teachers. They include using music
- As a signal to start an activity
- As a “timer” to speed up transitions [Page 192]
- With embedded directions as a management tool
- As a match for classroom activity
In some ways, we believe these uses of music are just as important for creating a well-managed classroom as anything else covered in this book. Teachers who master the strategies in this chapter will find that everything they do ...