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Music in the classroom

  1. 1. Music in theclassroomBy Diana Fast
  2. 2. Music In 1998 it was reported in  There has been the Texas Commission on Drug and Alcohol studies that prove Abuse Report that that when students secondary students who have education in participated in band or the arts they will orchestra reported the lowest lifetime and understand math current use of all and science better. substances (alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse).  Music has been Reported in Houston proven to benefit Chronicle, January 1998 students.
  3. 3. Continued: A study of 237 second grade children used piano keyboard training and newly designed math software to demonstrate improvement in math skills. The group scored 27% higher on proportional math and fractions tests than children that used only the math software. Graziano, Amy, Matthew Peterson, and Gordon Shaw, "Enhanced learning of proportional math through music training and spatial-temporal training." Neurological Research 21 (March 1999).
  4. 4.  On the SATs students who have experience in music Scores: performance and music  Students in music appreciation appreciation scored 63 points higher on verbal and scored higher. 44 points higher on the math Students in music than students with no art participation. performance scored 57 points  College-Bound Seniors higher on the National Report: Profile of verbal and 41 SAT Program Test Takers. Princeton, NJ: The College points higher on Entrance Examination the math portion. Board, 2001.
  5. 5. Behavior According to statistics compiled by the National Data Resource Center, students who can be classified as "disruptive" (frequent skipping of classes, times in trouble, in-school suspensions, disciplinary reasons given, arrests, and drop-outs) total 12.14 percent of the total school population. In contrast, only 8.08 percent of students involved in music classes meet the same criteria as "disruptive." Based on data from the NELS:88 (National Education Longitudinal Study), second follow-up, 1992.
  6. 6. Honors 1988-data from  Thenumber of the National students who are Education participants Longitudinal Study receiving As, As/Bs, showed that music participants and Bs was higher received more than the number of academic honors non-participants and awards than receiving those non-music students grades.
  7. 7. Majors Lewis Thomas, a physician and biologist, did a study with undergraduate majors of medical school applicants. Found that 66% of music majors who applied to medical school were admitted, the highest percentage of any group and 44% of biochemistry majors were admitted. As reported in “The Case for Music in the Schools,” Phi Delta Kappan, February 1994
  8. 8. I am who I am  In selected elementary and middle schools in New York, students who participated in arts programs showed a significant increase in self-esteem and thinking skills
  9. 9. Ideas Incorporate a song into the anticipatory set of your lesson to start it off on a fun note. Have songs for transitions, lining up, or cleaning up. Clapping the rhythm of a sentence or counting the time. Playing soft music to help students focus. Help for memorization.
  10. 10. References: Workshop, C. M. (2012). Advocacy. Retrieved from Music Education Online: vocacy/benefits.html Images by Google Images mrpeterson22. (2007, October 10). How to Incorporate Music into Your Classroom. Retrieved from Yahoo! Voices: music-into-classroom-589115.html