Can music improve students' writing, creativity?

04/3/2012 | Edutopia.org

Veteran teacher Jeffrey Pflaum writes in this blog post about the benefits of allowing students to listen to music before writing. Such "Music Writing" helps students develop character education, creativity, communication and other skills, Pflaum writes. In one exercise, students count backward from 50 to one before being asked to write what they thought about in that time. Next, students listen to music and are given the same instructions.

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