As a music teacher, I am a believer in the power of music. One of these powers is the ability to affect how we feel and our mood. Our mood can also greatly effects our classrooms, a teachers reaction contributes to how a students reacts and ultimately performs in a class.
It is a simple step but works, Taking a minute or two to practice mindfulness by listening to relaxing music can help us to contemplate, reflect and reevaluate our moods. I use the music whilst marking, break time etc.
I even put some of this music on whilst students enter the classroom. It helps them to listen and realign and focus on the lesson. The following playlist is some of the music I have chosen. I put this together thus that can help ourselves to relax and put into perspective some of those stresses that happen over the school day, thus our mood and influence on the class is better
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I am the Projects Coordinator and Senior School Music teacher at XCL World Academy in Singapore. I have over 10 year of IB teaching experience and working on bringing great learning experiences and opportunities to students.