Firstly, I cannot take credit for the origination of this idea. My colleague and friend Dr. Elizabeth Davidson first suggested to me that we consider playing ambient music while students worked during time when we weren't directly teaching this year. In the past, I've used testing and writing playlists (which I still use as the students want them), but this is something a little different. This music/these sounds serve more as a grounding, in my opinion, than as a playlist of music.
I am one who cannot work in silence. I need music or sounds otherwise I get lost in my own thoughts, can become discouraged, or even distracted. I have a playlist for just about every chore or to do item once can imagine. I have playlists with words and playlists without, it all depends. What Liz suggested, however, was more of an ASMR experience. A visual scene presented via youtube and sounds or soft music that can play non-stop during class.
And so, I present this playlist. It is not complete, but these are the sounds and music I have been playing so far in class. It will update as I work through it. Enjoy :)
Davidson, E. (2021). Beyond Solitaire. Retrieved from: https://twitter.com/beyondsolitaire
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