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Pump up the volume to increase student learning! Drawing on educational and neuroscientific research, the authors unlock the mystery of managing mood, energy, and learning with music in this one-of-a-kind handbook. No matter what subject or grade you teach, The Rock 'n' Roll Classroom provides all the notes you'll need to shake up your classroom and engage each of y Pump up the volume to increase student learning! Drawing on educational and neuroscientific research, the authors unlock the mystery of managing mood, energy, and learning with music in this one-of-a-kind handbook. No matter what subject or grade you teach, The Rock 'n' Roll Classroom provides all the notes you'll need to shake up your classroom and engage each of your students, including: Playlists customized for specific purposes like reducing students' stress or increasing focus Tips and tricks for accessing all your tunes easily and inexpensively Anecdotes from teachers about how they use music to manage everyday situations Sample lessons across grade levels


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Pump up the volume to increase student learning! Drawing on educational and neuroscientific research, the authors unlock the mystery of managing mood, energy, and learning with music in this one-of-a-kind handbook. No matter what subject or grade you teach, The Rock 'n' Roll Classroom provides all the notes you'll need to shake up your classroom and engage each of y Pump up the volume to increase student learning! Drawing on educational and neuroscientific research, the authors unlock the mystery of managing mood, energy, and learning with music in this one-of-a-kind handbook. No matter what subject or grade you teach, The Rock 'n' Roll Classroom provides all the notes you'll need to shake up your classroom and engage each of your students, including: Playlists customized for specific purposes like reducing students' stress or increasing focus Tips and tricks for accessing all your tunes easily and inexpensively Anecdotes from teachers about how they use music to manage everyday situations Sample lessons across grade levels

22 review for The Rock 'n' Roll Classroom: Using Music to Manage Mood, Energy, and Learning

  1. 4 out of 5

    Louise

    Teachers are faced with many decisions each and every day. We know that students’ learning experiences and educational outcomes are greatly informed by these decisions: how their teacher interacts with students and with the class, how their teacher approaches the lessons, and their teacher’s attitude. With so many decisions to make and, often, so little time or so few resources, it can be difficult and daunting for teachers to integrate a new strategy or tool. Music in the classroom is one such Teachers are faced with many decisions each and every day. We know that students’ learning experiences and educational outcomes are greatly informed by these decisions: how their teacher interacts with students and with the class, how their teacher approaches the lessons, and their teacher’s attitude. With so many decisions to make and, often, so little time or so few resources, it can be difficult and daunting for teachers to integrate a new strategy or tool. Music in the classroom is one such technique that a teacher may consider using in his or her classroom, but wonder, “Is this worth my time? Will it really help my students? Or is it just another “cute” or “cool” thing to try?.” In The Rock ‘n’ Roll Classroom, Allen and Wood not only outline the benefits of music as a deliberate teaching and classroom management strategy, they also provide practical ways for teachers to implement the use of music in their classrooms. Furthermore, they use solid research (educational, psychological, and neurological) to support their claims, so teachers can implement these techniques with confidence, knowing that they’re research-based and worthwhile. The strategies included in Allen and Wood’s book include using music to manage student mood, to reduce student stress, to energize students, to increase focus, to improve memory, and to facilitate group work (acting as cues). Additionally, there are practical lists and tips for beginning to use music in the classroom such as anecdotes from real teachers, sample lesson plans, tips on managing specific a music collection for the classroom, and appendixes with extensive playlists of songs for different purposes. However, the book does have a couple areas that lack the same thoroughness: differentiation and technology. In a time when the importance of differentiation is often-emphasized to classroom teachers, the learning environment is one way that learning can be individualized for a student’s needs. Playing music across an entire classroom does not easily allow for different levels of stimulation for different students. Allen and Wood mention this only in a brief paragraph (mentioning “personality types”) and offer no practical advice for differentiating the use of music in the classroom or identifying student’s needs or preferences when it comes to the use of music. Another frequently-mentioned topic in education is use of technology. Allen and Wood mention their own website as a source for music, but do not mention other technological resources for music for the classroom. Practically, this information would be useful to teachers. For example, many online streaming services or online radios have “clean” filters – are these sufficient? Are there places (like youtube) with playlists that teachers have shared for specific purposes mentioned in the book? Having more than one resource is always best, even if they think their site is the best one. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Classroom is overall a worthwhile read for any teacher seeking both the background knowledge on music in the classroom as well as practical examples and tips on how to begin using it. The chapters are easily read one their own, so a teacher could begin with one use (such as facilitating group work) to try it out to start. This book makes it approachable and takes the guesswork out of a new teaching strategy.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Trever

    Book was very poorly written, if you have thought about or have had any music in your classroom what-so-ever you would have had the same luck writing this book. No real definite research all was based on circumstantial conclusions and poor examples in the book. In fact the book starts out this way: Picture a class that is boring and no sound is being made. Now picture kids on task and engaged with music playing. (I'm paraphrasing.) What anyone could take out of the book that is a teacher are 4 poi Book was very poorly written, if you have thought about or have had any music in your classroom what-so-ever you would have had the same luck writing this book. No real definite research all was based on circumstantial conclusions and poor examples in the book. In fact the book starts out this way: Picture a class that is boring and no sound is being made. Now picture kids on task and engaged with music playing. (I'm paraphrasing.) What anyone could take out of the book that is a teacher are 4 points. 1. Use music to start up an activity. 2. Use music to speed up transitions. 3. Embed directions in music as a management tool. 4. Use music to match classroom activity. Glad our school bought 5 copies, not.

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    TJ Freed

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