technique, “Suggestopedia” uses slow, baroque music to improve
learning more quickly and retaining it, as explained in The Mozart Effect
by Don Campbell.
corpus callosum which is the bridge of 300 million axons between the left
and right sides of the brain is thicker and more fully developed in
musicians as is the temporal lobe of the cortex. This area of the brain is
associated with language processing and might suggest a link between language
to Dr. Dee Coulter, Director of Cognitive Studies at Naropa Institute in
Boulder, CO. choose music to match your classroom activity.
is the vanilla of the music spectrum, for our inner order; for optimal
creativityjazz, which moves into chaos and from
chaos creates order. “Jazz teaches you how to have a dialogue with
integrity,” Wynton Marsalis. Rock, Rap, and other music with a definite
beat constitute an intense statement of timecan
keep focus and the ability to organize. I used for short bursts to introduce
new material. New Age, ambient music such as Enya constitutes a
statement of space and is appropriate for processing, relaxing for
those who lead structured lives.