Music in the classroom is not a weird idea, right? We sing songs from the textbooks or brings new top 10 songs for recitals, or threw 5 minutes parties as rewards for good work or behavior.
However, using music all class, it sounds difficult and impossible. I took a class where the teacher used her boombox like 50% of the class. It is really possible.
Read: Music to Manage your Classroom by Brent Vasicek at Schoolastic.com, it’s really interesting. Even, there is an example playlist of the music used in the classroom at Mr. Vasicek’s Classroom Music Playlist.
The benefits of classical music are uncountable for teaching as it is mentioned in the article Classical Music And Classroom Management by Michael Linsin.
For kids, there are a lot of options of classical or instrumental music websites. Classical for kids is worth reading.
As for me, movie soundtracks are the best choice because students will totally recall the movie and it’s more contemporary.
And the best guy for the job is Mister John Williams, the composer of super transcendental movies as Jaws, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, ET, Indiana Jones, etc.