Play Low, Soft Music
Music is a universal language crossing all cultures and ethnicities. Music strengthens the auditory, visual/spatial, and motor cortices of the brain. These areas are tied to speech and language skills, reading comprehension, brain organization, focus, and attention. Playing low, soft music in the background can support productivity and mindfulness in the classroom. Two tips for playing music in the classroom:
- Classical music has the most benefit for attention and focus. (Music selections: Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Vivaldi).
- Playing a variety of music additionally promotes relevance and exposure to other cultural backgrounds.