The Rock 'n' Roll Classroom
Using Music to Manage Mood, Energy, and Learning
- Rich Allen - City University, Hong Kong
- W.W. Wood - Educational Consultant and Trainer
Pump up the volume to increase student learning!
Picture this: a room full of boisterous students suddenly calms. A sluggish afternoon math or language arts lesson turns dynamic. Music pours from an inexpensive MP3 player, and you maintain control of your classroom without a word.
Drawing on both educational and neuroscientific research, Rich Allen and W.W. Wood unlock the mystery of managing mood, energy, and learning with music in this fascinating, 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, including:
- Playlists customized for specific purposes like reducing 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 for across all grade levels
Get ready to tune in to this brain-compatible learning method, engage each and every one of your students, improve the power of your instruction, boost test scores and creativity, and turn on the power of music in your classroom!
"This is the book I have been waiting for! I have tried to use music in my classroom for years and have always felt like I fell short, but didn't know how to fix it. Now I have a better understanding of how to use music in my classroom in a fun and effective way."
—Pamela L. Opel, Science Curriculum Specialist
Gulfport School District, Biloxi, MS
"Teachers will rock their students' day with The Rock 'n' Roll Classroom. This comprehensive work not only applies to enhancing classroom instruction, but has a world of information on the topic of music as it affects us every day."
—Beth Madison, Principal
Robert Gray Middle School, Portland, OR
"Get ready for your students to start tapping their heels and increasing their brain power!"
"Music ties the past, present, and future together within the Arts as a heartbeat promoting learning. This is especially geared to a person’s development in learning from birth throughout one’s life as a learning tool to add to the other strategies of learning in all aspects of life."
"Teachers will rock their students’ day with The Rock & Roll Classroom. This comprehensive work not only applies to enhancing classroom instruction, but has a world of information on the topic of music as it affects us every day."
"I am happy to recommend this book to all teachers, no matter the subject or grade level. Are you looking for a classroom strategy that will motivate your students, encourage positive energy and mood, and help to insure your students are ready and able to focus? The Rock and Roll Classroom shares the “why, when, and how” to use music in your own classroom."
"As a High School Principal, I am always seeking creative ways for my teachers to impact student learning in positive ways. After reviewing this book, I am convinced that music can not only benefit student learning in the 21st century classroom, but can invite students and teachers to be energized and focused on instruction. This book will definitely be a book study option for my faculty during their weekly PLC meetings in the future."
"This is the book I have been waiting for! I have tried to use music in my classroom for years and have always felt like I fell short of the mark, but didn’t know how to fix it. Now I have a better understanding of how to use music in my classroom in a fun and effective way."