Teacher turns the blues into a good thing in the classroom

10/24/2012 | Edutopia.org

Second-grade teacher Jon Schwartz plays guitar and uses blues music to help teach academic lessons in reading, writing, social studies and other subjects. In this blog post, he writes that he selects songs that have appropriate vocabulary and subject matter. Besides engaging students in lessons and giving them a creative outlet, Schwartz writes that the instructional technique also includes technology, as students blog about their songs and learn about audio production and digital video editing.

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