Our Classroom Playlist

I use music in my class for all sorts of reasons. One of the main ones is to serve as an audible background for collaborative learning. I tell the students that it’s our Starbucks cafe music, not meant to distract us or be noticed, just to be enjoyed and to help us think and be collaborative. Here are a few things on our playlist:

What’s on your classroom playlist?



  1. I love this list. I wonder if this could be a really cool meme among educators. My list is somewhat similar, though I also have a few Death Cab for Cutie songs, a Ray LaMontagne song and some instrumental music of Sufjan Stevens.

  2. I teach music so there’s always something, but I tend to go for songs I’d like as a soundtrack for my life – motivating and inspirational. Wavin’ Flag (2010 World Cup theme) is a big one and Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root, to name a few. Love Yo-Yo Ma’s Bach cello suites for writing and Vince Guaraldi or other jazz for background noise.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s