October 4, 2018
Music in the Classroom

How is this Beneficial?

Incorporating music in the classroom has proven to be beneficial to a student’s success in various ways.  Music not only eliminates the complete quiet or dead silences, but it also provides students with the determination to perform tasks more effectively and efficiently.   Music has the ability to improve a student’s grades, accelerate learning, help retention of material, raise test scores, and reduce any kind of stress and tension a student may be having.

 

Playing music while students are completing independent work provides a positive atmosphere, while creating that safe space necessary for the learning process to occur.  The burden of doing work will lessen, and the student will feel very comfortable and more confident in their abilities to complete the necessary work.

 

While music has proven to be beneficial, it has also been proven to be a distraction when it is not used appropriately.   A balance is necessary and required.  Understanding your class and being mindful of their age group will help you determine which type of music to put on and at which appropriate times.  Regardless, music will make learning more fun, engaging, and less burdensome.  Children will be more apt to doing more than the requirement and may even look forward to completing more independent tasks.

 

Music makes the soul happier.  It will make coming to school more pleasing and not as daunting of a task.  Music is also a great way for children to relax and take a break.  This could be a good opportunity for your children to either sing a long, get up and move, or just taking that brain break that we all require to refresh and rejuvenate the brain.  Everyone needs music – even the teacher.  After all, “music is a piece of art that goes in the ears straight to the heart.”