I agree - in high school (at least in my high school) the music actually
becomes a distraction. The discussions begin to focus on the life of the
rapper rather than on art and more time is spent selecting and arguing about
the CDs than anything. I've tried playing jazz and classical music but it's
just not worth another mini-battle!
Belinda in Greensboro
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> Back in the 'day', I had a complete "stereo" (remember them?) set up in my
> room, and then I graduated to just a radio, and now I have nothing. Why?
> Over the years I noticed increasingly it became more about the mustic (or
> the choice of music) and not the art. PLUS as I got older, the music
> to get more annoying to me personally. I can see people starting to
> their typing skills on this one. I know some teachers play classical
> while others have other choices that they play in the classroom. Suffice
> to say if I were working on art as a student and "had" to listen to
> something that was not my preference I probably would be a bit irritated
> (that's me folks), so I would rather not listen to music and work. Our
> school doesn't allow students to bring in CD players/Ipods, but they have
> turned a blind eye to my students who work with their discreet earphones.
> will say that in my classes I try to encourage communication among artists
> (I am very verbal myself)and that is more effective without the music,
> said, in my last advance class of 14 students only 1 wore his earphones
> consistantly, and he found he was taking them out of his ears more than
> to participate in all the sidebar conversations.
> San D
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> Do you play cds for your students while they work?
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