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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 1: Music: A Powerful Teaching Tool
Music has a powerful influence on our lives. It can calm us down when we are stressed or energize us when we are tired. It can move us to laughter or tears. It can raise goose bumps on our arms or raise us to the heights of religious feeling. For years, philosophers, psychologists, and musicologists have been asking why and how does something as simple as the structured arrangement of sound waves achieve all of this? While we are still far from having any kind of detailed, definitive explanation for all of music's effects, each ...