Music is Standard in My Classroom
It’s not a special event or an activity. My students anticipate, expect, and even demand music everyday. And, in the words of Gene Simmons, they want it “Loud, I wanna’ hear it loud, right between the eyes.” They get what they want, for sure. But I do have to say that from the beginning of my classroom musical revelation, the music has been for me just as much as it’s been for the kids.
So, I don’t play “kid” music all of the time. Yes, there are times when it’s needed, but most of the time I’m exposing my students to “kid-friendly adult music.” Kids love the tunes I play for two reasons: 1) They know they’re not “kiddie” songs because they don’t feature a cheesy organ or steel drum. 2) They notice that I love the songs, too.
When I was a kid, I wanted to spit blood and breathe fire. Silly, I know. But then I wanted to play guitar. Then I joined a band. Now I’m using music to inspire others and connect with students. Sharing is the new teaching. Let’s share.
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