Synthesis And Reflection Essay

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Synthesis and Reflection
Music integration within the classroom is important because it engages students and makes learning more fun for them. Music integration also has huge impacts on several different developments that children go through at their young ages. The classroom teacher has a big role on integrating music into the classroom and making the students excited and eager to incorporate music into their learning as well. Teachers can use music to help students remember material by creating piggyback songs, managing the classroom by classroom support songs, or integrate music into a lesson and activity. Overall, I believe that music can help students become more creative and critical thinkers, but music still makes learning at least a little bit more fun for them. Throughout this essay, I am going to talk about how the effects of music influences child development and the teacher’s role in facilitating music. The use of music in the classroom can have a positive effect on the intellectual development of children. In the article, “Music in the Elementary School Day,” Atterbury and Richardson said that “an effective way to include music in your classroom is as an enhancement for another portion of the elementary curriculum (pg. 7). So if the
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When a lesson includes movement with the music, this gets the students moving and practicing their coordination. Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences can be related to physical development. Students are working on their bodily-kinesthetic intelligence. As well as working on the bodily-kinesthetic intelligence, children are also developing their developmental midline. In other words, there is an imaginary line in the middle of their body and they are learning how they can cross it. Music also impacts physical development because it can improve students’ coordination while they are moving and switching between

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