Pitchin' the Project
Similar to the CTA GTC held in San Jose in January, I made a presentation about Sound Project 2014. And, as happened previously, a teacher stuck around after the session to check out FreePlayMusic.com. He ended up finding five songs that he felt would facilitate on-task behavior. [No lyrics and 60 beats per minute is the target.]
Later that same day he emailed me his selections. Having listened to all five songs many times now, I gave his playlist the Happy & Productive Seal of Approval.
For the record: It's not that the other playlists didn't deserve the recognition but more the fact that the seal wasn't around then. I only recently created it and plan to use it as an endorsement of ideas/items worth your time.
I also sent him a draft of Edition 05 to get his feedback. Here's what he said:
Looks great! Thanks for doing this. I've already noticed more calmness and focus in the classroom when music is playing. I look forward to seeing the playlists of other teachers.
Give it a Shot
I encourage you to search FreePlayMusic for songs you feel would enhance learning and achievement. I can almost guarantee you'll be glad you did.