Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Teaching Emotional Intelligence Using Music

Teaching Emotional Intelligence, Values, Morals, and Character with Music | Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 | Values and Character | Emotional Intelligence Lessons

Emotional Intelligence is a bigger predictor of academic success due in part; students with high Emotional Intelligence adapt better to a modern classroom. Teaching students empathy, compassion, humility, character, honor, duty and civility is more important today with the changes to society. Character and values lessons start in the home with parents and elders telling fairytales and fables to educate the young about right and wrong. Young ones learned about the perils of lying, pride, anger and selfishness vicariously and safely though the characters in the stories. I use music in addiction to fairytales and fables to build emotional intelligence.
Music is a powerful tool that evokes positive, inspirational, and even sympathetic emotions and impacts perception of content. We know that adding or stimulating emotions stimulates learning and speeds retention and memory. Think of all the movies, plays, and concerts that have amazed and inspired you with music. Create a sound track for your daily classroom lessons and watch students emotional intelligence increases and learning ignites.

Music can take the rote or mundane task that must be mastered and make them Epic in Importance with the right music!

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