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What We’re Listening To

February 16, 2010



[Clockwise from top left: Iron and Wine, Clue to Kalo, Ratatat, Jack Johnson]

Music sets the mood.  Even when we’re not actively listening to music, it definitely seems to affect the way we feel.  Ever watched a thriller without the soundtrack?  It’s a different experience completely.  So it seems appropriate to frame the classroom experience with its own soundtrack.

For a while, I’ve been perplexed by the genre of “children’s music” –  Why can’t all music belong to children?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 16, 2010 8:55 pm

    Agreed! You won’t see a wiggles album within 100 miles of my classroom.

  2. February 19, 2010 4:38 am

    The Where the Wild Things soundtrack is haunting and beautiful and exciting all in one. I also play a lot of music that is sung in languages that the children do not speak. It saves me from sprinting to the ipod to fast forward because I didn’t notice that on the song playing, some of the lyrics were just not appropriate, oops!
    (I’m completely in agreement with you on this post. Play real quality music.)

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