This class was tough.
I would recommend Rec Music because it teaches a lot about how music can help people who have disabilities. It's name is very misleading; Recreational Music sounds like how you would use music for fun or in your free time, but in reality it teaches the ways that music can help people with different types of disabilities, from physical disabilities to learning disabilities.
I learned a lot about how to teach students with varying disabilities. Music can be beneficial to behavior and help students with disabilities connect with non-disabled students, but teaching students with disabilities can be harder if you are unprepared. I feel like this course helped me prepare for those students that I may have in the future because we discussed all the different types of disabilities, as well as ways to accommodate the student into the classroom and how to accommodate the lesson to meet the student's abilities.
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Advice for students:
I would advise taking thorough notes during the lectures, as well as commit your notes to memory before the test. The tests can be very hard, since there are a lot of specific phrases that are mentioned in the lectures that you have to include in the short essays on the test or you will not get full points. Otherwise, a lot of the test requires logical thinking, which isn't too bad.