Many teachers at our school are very strict about having iPods and MP3 players in class, but I think they are overreacting. What teachers may not realize is that music can actually help students in class. Music can help students retain more information, keep them focused, and assists in relieving stress.
Many students have troubles retaining information from teachers. A study from the Australian Music Association says, listening to music can improve reasoning capacity, problem solving skills, memory, and improve math and language performance. This study proves that listening to music does have benefits and can help our grades. When we are able to listen to music in class, most students grades would improve because they will be able to retain more information. In return teachers will be better because their students will be able to retain more information and then be more educated because of it. Retaining information is not the only benefit students get from listening to music, it can also increase concentration level.
Students have many variables that distract them in the classroom, from other students to posters on the wall. It can be very difficult for some students to focus on their school work. When students listen to their music during class there would be less chance of them talking to other students or getting side-tracked by other conversations. Students will have less homework at home because they are able to work on it in class without being distracted. They will be more attentive during class. Music also has more benefits, including stress relief.
Life as a high school student can be very stressful. Students today are slammed with hours of homework and information they might not understand. Listening to music can clear their head and help them think better. Certain types of music can cause different emotions and change your mood in an instant. When we can listen to music, students will be in better moods and unstressed.
Overly strict teachers are actually hurting our grades. First, music can help us retain information. Second, students won’t be as distracted. Last, music can reduce stress. Teachers need to stop being so strict on how they teach us and let us listen to music during class. This will improve students grades and students will enjoy coming to school.
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