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Teachers at a public school in California are trying to teach Math integrated into Music lessons, and the curriculum is getting a remarkable results. The program is called Academic Music and the students learn the basics of reading notes. The curriculum was designed by a former third grade teacher who now is a researcher at San Francisco State University.
What’s most important here is that students who are low performers or English-language learners are often encouraged to actively engaged in the learning, so that it is helping them to gain self-esteem in the classroom.
“Just to have her (a student) get up and present in front of a class is a really big deal, and she raised her hand and wanted to, so I’m seeing a lot of these kids open up and want to try it, instead of hiding behind the desk and saying, ‘Please don’t call on me.’ “
“Suddenly students see he is part of a broader community, and they have a much better understanding of that community in the context of the rest of the world,” Ms. Laub (of Director of Gay-Straight Alliance Network) said. “It has absolutely nothing to do with sex; it’s about entire communities that are left out.”