Understanding how emotional trauma affects the brain can guide music teachers in unlocking the full potential of each student.
music & math
Music leads to a greater spirit of cooperation among co-workers, just like it promotes enjoyment and cooperation, not competition, at school.
Music has been shown to alleviate some symptoms suffered by cancer patients, including anxiety, pain, and fatigue.
Music shapes our perceptions and emotions, even about sharks. It has long been a part of a well-rounded education in our schools.
The band programs at Rich Twp. high schools are being reduced: declining enrollment, budget issues (of course). Not my favorite decision.
Music has a powerful effect on kids. Making music out of classroom lessons can give content time to sink in as kids sing along.
A new study from D.C. shows no positive correlation between PE minutes per week and academic proficiency in mathematics.
Occasionally articles link music to math ability, suggesting the only reason we should support music ed is that it helps kids with their math.
Another nail has been driven into the coffin on those studies that appeared to link music study in children with enhanced intelligence or cognitive ability in non-music areas.
Jerry Swanson, former choir director at Elk Grove HS (and before that, Forest View HS), will return to direct generations of his former students in a concert on Nov. 25.