Honors Projects


The focus of this project is a plan to play background music when students are working at their desks, reading, working at centers, and other appropriate times when students will not be distracted. The author plans to play piano, classical, and jazz music. By playing background music the author states she will be activating the creative right side of a child’s brain while teaching to the logical left hemisphere. This is important, according to the author because studies have shown that by activating both hemispheres of the brain improved cerebral cortex activity can occur. By increasing this activity it will increase the ability for my students to learn the most they can.


Early Childhood Education – Inclusive

First Advisor

Judy Vandenbroak

First Advisor Department

School of Intervention Services

Publication Date

Spring 4-24-2012