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.
- Dedications Acknowledgements
- About the Authors Foreword
- 1. Music a A Powerful Teaching Tool
- 2. So Happy Together: Using feel good music to manage student mood
- 3. Calming The Restless Natives: Using music to reduce excess energy and stress
- 4. They Like To Move It (So Let Them): Using pump-up music to energize students
- 5. Music To Work To: Using background music to increase focus on individual work
- 6. Come Together (Over Music): Using background music to facilitate group activities
- 7. Learn It Through A Song, and Remember It Forever: Using music to create robust memory of content
- 8. Your Magical, Musical Bag of Tricks: Fun and effective management strategies for using music
- 9. Putting It All Together:
- Policies and procedures, hardware and software, planning and implementation
- Appendices References Index
Richard Allen is an international consultant with more than 25 year’s experience coaching trainers and educators. Cofounder and president of Education Illustrated, he has taken the TrainSmart strategies beyond the United States and Canada to such diverse countries as the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, Russia, Jordan, and Brazil. Allen is also a popular keynote speaker at international conferences and he facilitates motivational and teambuilding workshops. Allen started his educational career as a high school math and drama teacher. In 1985, he became a lead facilitator for SuperCamp-an accelerated learning program for teens-and has since worked with more than 25,000 students worldwide. He completed his doctorate in educational psychology at Arizona State University, where he studied how the human brain receives, processes and recalls information-knowledge that informs all aspects of his training strategies.