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The Little Book of Music for the Classroom (Independent Thinking Series) Using Music to Improve Memory, Motivation, Learning and Creativity [Hardcover]

Nina Jackson , Ian Gilbert
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30 April 2009 184590091X 978-1845900915
The Little Book of Music for the Classroom will help you and your students by creating the right mental state for teaching and learning. Nina Jackson s research has shown that using the right music in the right way in the classroom, or for individual study, can improve memory and recall, increase motivation and creativity and, most importantly, improve learning. This book is designed to allow you to quickly and easily identify what music to use when, how and why.

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  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Crown House Publishing (30 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184590091X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845900915
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 13 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 141,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Improving children s learning, motivation and engagement, this little book provides everything a teacher needs to get started. --Dr Sue Lyle, Head of CPD, Swansea Metropolitan University

...this adventurous book will challenge you as a teacher. … The ideas span the subjects and the book lays out its methods simply, with suggested music lists, tips and advice on how to implement each idea. --Pete Henshaw, Editor, SecEd

...explains how music can assist in problem-solving and recall as well as perhaps more obviously to act as a stimulus for creative thinking and writing. --Maria Boex, Chartered Teacher Manager at The General Teaching Council for Wales, Former Head of English

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Nina Jackson is an inspirational teacher with a love of music and all that it can do to create a positive learning climate in the classroom.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational 11 Feb 2010
Format:Hardcover
Not being a music specialist I was struggling to engage pupils in music lessons. The solution was this book - it helped me get pupils used to music in the classroom and then created an interest in ALL lessons.
Brilliantly structured, easy to dip in too full of accessible practical ideas!
Thank you!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
The Little Book of Music for the Classroom has everything you could possibly need to introduce music as an aid to teaching within a school environment.

I am a student and so read the book at a different angle to how tutors/teachers would read it. Nevertheless, it has helped me in my studies to develop my creativity and motivate me in so many different ways.
Even those who do not are not tutors can benefit from this powerful teaching tool. Particularly helpful are the specific named extracts that can enable a class of children to be stimulated in order to complete a task, or calm down at the end of a busy day. The book encourages you to find what works for you - do not underestimate it's power, it is a little book but the ideas contained within it can make a BIG difference.

L. STEVENS
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Little Book, Big Passion 9 Mar 2011
Format:Hardcover
Hang on, I thought books on classroom teaching were supposed to be worthy but imposing edifices of learned thinking, with titles like "Aspects of Perspectives on Pedagogical Practice (27th Edition)" and suchlike. This book by Nina Jackson, however, is the perfect antidote to that. Concise and written from the heart, full of tried and trusted techniques backed up by research, you can't help but be swept up in the joyous enthusiasm for her subject the author demonstrates on every page. The book's central premise is the use of music as a learning tool in the classroom - the crucial point being that this is not to be confined to the Music classroom, but throughout the curriculum. Advice on what music to use for what purpose is clearly given. There is no requirement on behalf of a classroom teacher to be a music specialist. What is required, however, is an open mind, and a love of music. The author lists specific music examples for several different purposes - enhancing study skills, creating a sense of purpose and motivation, defusing negative behaviour etc. - but is at pains to encourage each individual to discover their "own" music to apply to learning. This is subject to specific criteria such as the music's speed, volume, use (or otherwise) of lyrics and so on, all of which is clearly explained and underpinned by research. "The Little Book of Music for the Classroom" sits comfortably in the series of "Little Book" titles, alongside titles by such innovative education practitioners as Ian Gilbert and Jackie Beere. If you are a teacher at any level of the education system that is searching for ways to add a new dimension to your lessons, then I commend this book to you and the journey that it will lead you on.
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By Mr B
Format:Hardcover
I found this little book very engaging and interesting. There were many aspects of pedagogy which I had heard about but had not seen devloped and this book touches on lots of them. It offers insights and methods of developing lessons and engaging pupils in a non subject orientated fashion. Well written and easy to 'dip' into -a must read for new and old teachers alike.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great "little Book" 10 May 2011
Format:Hardcover
A great addition to the "little book" series. Most people know that music can aid people in all sorts of ways, apart from focused listening. Nina Jackson has done the research and carried out the field trials. A book that you would dip into, and gather useful information each time. Its written in a wonderful conversational style, without unwanted jargon. A fantastic resource for any teacher, be it music, maths, science, primary, etc.........
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