Using music as form of learning in the general ed classroom

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  1. WeathS

    WeathS New Member

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    Hello!
    I am an early field intern and I am currently researching the benefits of using music in the general education classroom as an effective strategy for development and learning.

    I would love to hear from some wonderful elementary level teachers about your experiences.

    Have you found using music in the classroom to be effective?

    How have you used music in the classroom?

    Thank you, I can not wait to hear your thoughts!:whistle::whistle:
     
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  3. nasirahc83

    nasirahc83 Companion

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    Well, I am a new teacher but I remember as a elementary student my teacher always play classical music. He explain something about research and simulating our thoughts. Now that I am teacher, I am consider doing the same thing playing classical music. I will keep you abreast of any signs that it is working or not working.
     
  4. EMonkey

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    Check out the Music Integrated Literacy Enhancement (mile program).
     
  5. Danny'sNanny

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    You can find lots of catchy little songs for learning various concepts. And it seems that the kids are much more likely to remember what they have learned as a song.

    (My writer's workshop is usually very quiet, until someone breaks out in song to remember how to spell "purple" or some such thing)
     
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    I use a lot of music in many different ways - as routines for the kids to know what to do next, to aid transitions, as a teaching tool for auditory learners, for music and movement, for enjoyment, to settle them down, to change the mood, to expose them to different types of music or music from other cultures. Many of them are really short but I probably use 20-25 songs a day. There is a lot of power in turning a song on and they clean up without you asking, or line up or whatever - it is like magic once they get it!
     
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    I use music during extended writing time and to teach lots of concepts in science and math. I particularly love "Here Comes Science" by They Might Be Giants.
     
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    I use lots of music, mostly classical. Einstein listened to Mozart, so I tell my kids that when we start math.
     
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    Not so much from my actual teaching experience, but more from my preparations alongside my friends...

    My friends and I were setting up my classroom the other day, at the same time as brainstorming for a friend who is starting next week as a first time fourth grade teacher. Let's just say that every thirty seconds one of us would burst into another song from mid-elementary school, about every topic under the sun, from regions of the United States to writing cursive. I think we're proof enough that it's definitely an aid to learning!

    (And yes, I use song obsessively in my classroom)
     
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    BEST. ALBUM. EVER. I can't wait to use it this year!
     

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