Nicholas Ferroni: Using Music in the Classroom to Educate, Engage and Promote Understanding
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The song "Gone" by 'N Sync stops me in my tracks and nearly brings me to tears; this is not because it's a horrible song but because, whenever I hear it, I am reminded of the night my college girlfriend and I broke up for the 15th time. (It was for the best that time.) I'm not sharing this for sympathy, or because I'm still bitter towards her (she's an amazing person). My point is to share what we all know: We are emotionally connected to music -- particularly specific songs. We all have songs that remind us of people, places, events, good times and bad times and that bring back memories that have long been repressed or even forgotten. These songs define our lives and we all have this personal and emotional playlist that I call the "Soundtrack of Our Lives."
We all have this soundtrack, and the choices of songs are never finalized until we are dead. Music is the one constant to which everyone is attached, and that everyone understands. We may disagree about which musicians
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