Matt Vaudrey - Music Cues

Music Cues in the Classroom   

My psychologist sister uses the term “internal locus of control” when we talk about my classroom. I, the teacher, am not the one directing students to do menial tasks. Instead, Music Cues cut down on transitions and make my voice count when I speak. It means that the teacher is not the one directing students to do everything.

Because it’s exhausting.


You’ve been there, right? Chasing down students, monitoring the behavior of a dozen distractors while a dozen others sit patiently waiting for you to get your act together?


I certainly have been there, and it sucks.


Using musical cues in the classroom preserves the authority of the teacher’s voice and cuts down transition times to gain back hours of instruction per year. 


Seriously.

Hours.


For a full how-to-and-why guide, read mrvaudrey.com/music. In our two hours, we'll be...
1.) Discussing why and how to implement Music Cues in the classroom
2.) Choosing tasks that can be musically-prompted and matching songs to them
3.) Trimming songs in iTunes or on mp3cut.net

Did I say "hours" yet? Hours of instruction back in your pocket.