Musical rhythms help Navajo students learn new concepts

05/22/2008 | Teacher Magazine (free registration)

Some two dozen Navajo educators are playing guitars in their classes to better engage students. "We're trying to teach them fun songs that they can use in the classroom," said Debbie Chee, a middle-school science teacher who is helping other educators learn to play the guitar for purposes of integrating the music into classwork. "What we're trying to do is just take those songs and turn them into whatever subject we're teaching."

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