This essay was writtem by Jimmmeee Awesomeness of The
Futz. His efforts will help bring the enlightened forces of Ed in
the Refridgerators into the hearts and minds of young people everywhere.
English, Period 2
Students should be able to learn from the music they listen to. There
is a rock band named Ed in the Refridgerators (or Ed for short) that plays
music with educational topics, but many of the people who have heard them
agree that they are good anyway. I think their music could be applied
to an educational setting by using their songs in each of the major subjects.
Their music could be used to help teach specific parts of the curriculum,
it would make students enjoy their classes a little more, and their music
isn't very loud, long, or aggressive to disrupt the classroom setting.
Many songs written and played by Ed have positive messages about protecting
the environment, the importance or learning, or specific facts in a range
of subjects. These songs, while written with style similar to that of
rock music, contain more lyrics that promote learning than most rock songs.
For example, they have written songs about the Great Schism, Socrates,
muscles, and percentages, just to name a few. These songs could be played
in class to help the students learn about those specific subjects.
For example, if we were learning about the Great Schism, after we were
done taking notes, the teacher could just turn on the song before moving
on to the next lesson. It would just be an extra way of learning, like
watching a movie on the subject, except only two or three minutes long
and put to music. Listening to this educational music may work even better
than many of the movies used in school because it would be much shorter
and therefore able to hold the student's attention better. Listening to
these songs could also be a good study tool because the songs are two
to three minutes long, providing a short summary of the most important
facts of the topic. Ed's music could prove to be a handy tool for teaching.
Many students find school boring and don't enjoy going. But if they knew
they would be able to listen to music they liked during their class, they
would probably enjoy being in their classes more. This would boost the
students' morale because they would get a short break from the class to
gather their thoughts, listen to the music, and relax for a few minutes
so they would feel refreshed and ready to learn more. The students would
also have the same materials presented to them in a different, more enjoyable
way. This different way of learning the material might even work better
for some people because there are many different ways of learning and
some people find hearing the same material over and over again helps them
remember it. It would also give teachers a little rest before continuing
with their lessons. This way of teaching the material would make many
students enjoy coming to school a lot more.
Rock music is generally considered to be a loud, disruptive, aggressive
music. Some people might say that such music would be disruptive to the
school environment. These people have probably never heard music like
Ed in the Refriderators. Even though the music style of Ed is similar
to that of rock music, it doesn't necessarily mean it is loud and aggressive.
Ed in the Refridgerators music is quiet, extremely non-aggressive, and
wouldn't distract students from their work.
Ed in the Refridgerators music would be a new, different, more fun way
of presenting the same material as the students are doing but summarized
in two minutes. This would also cause the students to enjoy coming to
school more because they would be able to listen to music they enjoy as
part of their classes. Inclosing, I will leave you with the immortal words
of Joe Degeorge, keyboard player and guitarist of Ed in the Refridgerators,
"Learn a lot and rock on!"
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