December 13, 2007
All year long, I play music during breaks. When the song is finished, the class is back in their seats and ready to listen. During October I play Halloween type songs. Now I am using various holiday songs. The students don't even notice that I play softer acoustic songs when they need to be calm. I always find a time to play something fun for a dance break such as Jingle Bell Rock. During writing block, I have soft music in the background which makes for a peaceful afternoon. This year I have students from the Middle East so I include some music from their country that I downloaded from the Internet.