Miss Donni's classes are #aWholeMood. Being careful to avoid sensory-overload, she has studied the value of Music Therapy and the calming effects of nature in a workspace. These are some of the playlists students will hear or see in her classroom.
Our classroom has an Interactive Whiteboard. We write directly on this screen with nature on our eyeballs rather than a boring old blank white board. Meanwhile, it's also "white noise" to accompany focused reading times.
Some weeks we've worked so hard we just need a STARBUCKS DAY! This means a personal work day. It can be a little intense to catch-up on work or read a dense document. So we all bring in our coffee hosue beverage of choice, and get on our grind.
(Coffee Grounds. Grind. ... get it?)
The moments before tests or after an Emergency Drill can be stressful. We like to combat the tension an anxiety by gazing at and giggling with cute baby animal videos. WOO-SAH!
All instrumental, no lyric-worries. Kids will know the lyrics
This is en-er-GE-tic ambience music. Perfect for days requiring self-motivated activity and very little direct listening. I use this in my Theatre classes on costume closet tidying days!
When you need to, literally keep everyone at the same workable pace, drum cadences arre awesome for this. Miss Donni is a veteran of DCI and an alumnus of an HBCU. She KNOWS drumlines. A cadence is used, most familiarly, to keep the entire band/corps on pace in between songs performed during a parade. Short and sweet, there's ROOM for you to give quick directions in betweenm such as during a group game.
We like this one to keep us awake but focused while reading on our own. Great for fidgeters and toe-tappers without being distracted.
We like this one becaue it's culturally inclusive and chill for researching or computer work.
We enjoy this one once we get busy with projects.
More Disney, I know. But between Liberty Square and the American Pavilion, there was so much to NOT leave out!
From Bluegrass to the Blues, this playlist takes us on a tour of USA!
Established by an Act of Congress in 1798, the United States Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Its mission is unique—to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the
Therefore, it should surprise you there are 500 SONGS in this playlist.
Before there was a Princess Tiana ...
A cornucopia of American musicians perform at the National Public Radio office!
What I love most about bringing these concerts into my classrooms is students seeing famous and unknown musicians raw, unguarded, making mistakes, problem-solving their own tech or key issues, and cooperative group dynamics.
I meannn... you knew *this* was going to happen, right?