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Debate Score:1077
Arguments:109
Total Votes:1161
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Should students be able to listen to music in class?

 Music help them focusing on their works and ignoring all the noise around them like people talking, laughing, object stuff noise. They hear nothing but music. i love music and it help me focus alotWink

Yes

Side Score: 631
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No

Side Score: 446
37 points

Many people may argue yes, because they find their classes to be dull, and want an alternative to the droning noise of their teachers voice. I don't take such a cynical stance of class, but actually believe that listening to music can help certain individuals to concentrate and work more efficiently - for example, when revising, I find low volume music can help me to work faster and, actually, better. Whenever a teacher allows music in class, I work much better than without it - people are going to concentrate more on their work than speaking to classmates, and get more work done.

Of course, I cannot argue that students be allowed to just come into a lesson and start listening to music immediately - first, the teacher must be allowed to do their job (teach the lessons content), and set tasks - but proceeding this, I see no possible harm that can be caused. As soon as a task has been set, students, in my opinion, should be allowed to listen to music (at a suitable noise level, of course).

Side: Yes
8 points

Thank you .. and i hope that the music be able in the school :)

Side: Yes
Debate_USA(25) Disputed
5 points

Your right, in some cases music can be calming and relaxing, it can relieve stress and sometimes even calm the nerves.

But in a class, full of working students, music is not acceptable. (Unless of course it is learning a song for school purposes- National Anthem etc).

Side: No
Opai(63) Disputed
1 point

I don't think music is distracting. And if it is, then it is the students choice to keep listening to the music instead of just taking their earbuds out. If the student knows that the music distracts him/her then they shouldn't listen to it while working but they still might. This is purely their choice. Students just as easily could be distracted by something else. And if a student doesn't want to pay attention in class or learn that is also their choice. Nobody can force them (they can try but I'm betting they would fail).

Side: Yes
35 points

Of course they should. For some students, music helps them think as they do their work, it can also make them get the work done quicker as they have less distractions (ie: talking to friends). However I'll just point out that the only time I would deem this unacceptable is when the teacher is talking to the class and teaching something. The obvious thing is to stop listening to the music and listen to what the teacher is teaching you. For other things, I feel it is completely okay to listen to music in class, as long as the work is getting done.

Side: Yes
Debate_USA(25) Disputed
5 points

For one it is a huge distraction. Imagine a child being in the middle of a test with a loud testy beat booming in their ears. The poor child would hardly be able to concentrate on the test, let alone keep focused on the given task.

Side: No
35 points

yes , but in free classes only . That will make us feel better . And I like music so much .

Side: Yes
Debate_USA(25) Disputed
5 points

Do you think that the parents and teachers of the students would appreciate this new allowance? Chances are, no they would not appreciate their children/students listening to music in class.

Side: No
33 points

THIS IS AWSOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: Yes
32 points

listing music in school refresh our mood to be able to study

Side: Yes
29 points

it will be nice but not in math class in addetion we can make a free 3-4 min in the half of every class to do it

Side: Yes
Opai(63) Disputed
7 points

good idea but I need more :D because i can't without music and if I didn't listen in the class .. i become singer :P

Side: No
29 points

It should be fine for study sessions or independent work as long as the student has good earbuds that nobody else can hear and be distracted by.

Not for tests though. How long would it be before somebody puts the answers on their player and skip studying for the test?

Side: Yes
Opai(63) Disputed
1 point

A few points I should mention: Kids should NOT be allowed phones because that would cause more problems with txting and cheating. However, music is different. Music can relax those with nerves during an exam or just provide entertainment while you sludge though all that math. Some wouldn't WANT to listen to music because it may be a distraction to some but I don't think we should not allow something because a few are against it.

Side: No
28 points

I think we should listen to music in school, just not during class. Just before school, after school, recess and lunch.music can help students concentrate calm down and it reduces the background noise.

Side: Yes
Debate_USA(25) Disputed
5 points

The parents would be angry that their child's education is being interrupted under the infulence of music.

And what about the teachers, think about what a heard time they would have trying to teach their students and get them to focus on their work...

Side: No
27 points

yes i like listen music in the class , but not all classes only in the bored classes

Side: Yes
mitgag(1652) Disputed
1 point

and who's going to decide what boring classes are? most people hate science and maths and all the other important subjects.

Side: No
26 points

Listening to music for a while during classes can be helpful for students, for it's power of adjusting mood and refreshing mind and for it is a couse of relaxation after a tough exam or a defficult subject that should help students to be positively active and concentrated :).

Side: Yes
14 points

I like your think ..... and thank you .

Side: Yes
24 points

I think yes because he will be able to relax in the class

Side: Yes
mitgag(1652) Disputed
1 point

students need to study in class. and teachers need to teach. i don't think a kid would listen to what the teacher is teaching when he is listening to heavy metal in class.

Side: No
24 points

students now a days feel bored because of retune so we have to listen to some music ^_^

Side: Yes
4 points

Music can also help with your creativity in classes such as English or Art. (me and my friends are all writers and artists. Music is our muse so why can't it be to others?)

Side: Yes
mitgag(1652) Disputed
1 point

some students prefer listening to music as they study, but while learning, i disagree that a student can listen to music and concentrate on chemical problems. it has to be either one of them.

i agree that music could be allowed in a few classes, maybe during gym, or art, but during classes that require full attention, i think music would only be a distraction.

Side: No
1 point

Indeed...*

Side: No
23 points

when students listen music , it's give them high energy to complete there lesson with open mind ...

Side: Yes
22 points

studying for a lot of hours , makes students feel boring , so we have to listen some ..

Side: Yes
21 points

many students addicted on listening music , so they need to listen to concentrate in class ..

Side: Yes
17 points

“Listening to Music Helps Students Be More Productive in The Classroom.

Side: Yes
1 point

Yes.*

Side: No
7 points

It has been scientifically proven that students perform better with music on. Of course, let the teacher set the tasks and teach, etc. but once the students get to work, I think they should definitely be allowed to listen to music. It helps people concentrate more, and teachers are always asking for a silent classroom, and if students are listening to music, you would be able to hear a pin drop!

Side: Yes
6 points

I think that listening to music in the classroom through lessons would help students relax so that they can be more productive .I don't think that listening to music in the classroom will confuse or bother students because there are many types of music and the intended type here is the quiet one, which doesn't make the student annoyed or disturbed.

Side: Yes
6 points

I'm pretty sure someone was drunk when they made this because the obvious answer is yes

Side: Yes
1 point

Yes. Everyone on the site is drunk at any given time.*

Side: No
6 points

I'm pretty sure someone was drunk when they made this because the obvious answer is yes

Side: Yes
6 points

Yes, they should. There are schools banning the use of earphones for anything. I think that if it is silent work, such as writing documents on the computer, students should be able to listen to any music they like using Pandora or anything similar.

Side: Yes
2 points

Yes! That is what my teachers do and it makes all of us more focused. If we didn't have anything then our minds would just be wondering around completely not focused on the very boring essay.

Side: Yes
1 point

Yes. Is it that or all of those crack drugs they give kids now to "focus"...

Side: No
5 points

that what i was waiting for <3 it's such an awesome idea i hope it'll be real

Side: Yes
4 points

that will make us more fun !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: Yes
2 points

that will make us more fun !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: Yes
2 points

That is true, many people would agree that music can certainly generate productivity and a good state of mind - but, you can't ignore the fact that this would only work if every person in the class with content with the choice of music! I think the main problem is making everyone satisfied and as teachers, the reaction of the people decides whether it is appropriate to them.

Personally, I would like to have music on in the classroom because it can create a less tense/ hushed atmosphere.

Side: Yes
1 point

Yes.*

Side: No
4 points

This is up to your prospective. If I was the student I would be ecstatic at this idea. However, on the teachers side, it would be pestered by this vexing activity in the classroom. On the students side I can find arguments supporting this detail, 2 against it. I will first and foremost start with the points supporting music in the classroom from the students prospective. Firstly, music helps you concentrate. Each individual taste for music means that they won't get annoyed by what song is playing and diverge from school work or listening to the teacher just to change the song. Secondly, it would exit you for school. Most students will get up in the morning with a sense of, 'Dang it, school...", or somewhere along those lines. However, with music it could be more like,"Yeah, I know what I'm going to listen to in science!"

That point brings me to the downfall of having music in a classroom from a students prospective. Firstly, to a student working hard in school to achieve something great, such as strait A's, these would be annoying having them working on there working listening to their teacher while everyone else in zoning-out. Lastly, (the last point on the students behalf) it may be hard to hear the teacher. Now I realize this is a weak point, and I realize it could be easily fixed by having a volume that you have to be at. However, it is a fair point in this argument considering this whole debate could be over by just asking your theater for permission for you, and/or your classmates.

Now I will talk on behalf of the teachers. I have, for the teacher, come up with 2 upsides and 2 downsides. Firstly, on the upside, students will be more engaged on you depending on the student. For brilliant students who like to talk to their friends, it would pull their attention away from their friends, and, hopefully, back on you, helping them succeed. Secondly, they may learn something about music, like how it is structured, and what instruments are used in what songs (the more knowledge the better ;).) Now to the downsides, if I were a teacher, of music in class. First of all, most students don't listen to classical or music that is scientifically proven to help students learn, they mostly listen to modern music which can easily diverge them to dancing or singing catchy melodies as modern songs often do. Finally, there could be stolen mp3's or iPod's causing fights and overall, total chaos.

In conclusion, I believe that music should be listened to in classrooms with caution, however only do it with your teacher, and fellow classmates, approval.

(Thank You For Reading This Lengthy Argument!)

Side: Yes
3 points

Music has been proven to stimulate the brain so FUCK YES. I think I would be a totally fascinating combination lml

Side: Yes
3 points

Music has a positive effect on the brain. By allowing students to listen to music in class, they are likely to be less bored and more productive. Obviously, don't let them listen to music WHILE the teacher is speaking; only while the teacher is not talking. It CAN be a distraction if abused, but with proper moderation it can turn out to be a great success.

Side: Yes
2 points

I think so, but only during work time. I'm in high school and my teachers all let us listen to music when they aren't talking. By listening to music, that makes kids not talk to each other, resulting in a better learning environment. It will make kids more focused, too. With having something that you like and that is familiar to you, it makes that class seem a little bit easier and takes some stress off of your back.

Side: Yes
1 point

I'm in high school and my teachers all let us listen to music when they aren't talking. By listening to music, that makes kids not talk to each other

This actually sounds like a possible legit methodology.

Side: No
2 points

Absolutely, I am a student and music helps me focus. As long as everyone has headphones or ear buds, I think it is a great idea!

Side: Yes
1 point

I think music is basically like its own language.

Side: No
2 points

It depends. There are some people who couldn't focus while listening to music... Though, hey, it's your grades!

Side: Yes
1 point

Yes.*

Side: No
1 point

Children should listen to music because students say they work better listening to music also did you know that if you listen to your favorite songs it boosts your mental focus but if you listen to unknown music your brain slows down and you perform less in class.

Side: Yes
1 point

Yes.*

Side: No
33 points

Recent studies proved that people produce effectively and happily when they listen to music. I myself like this idea. However, the case of getting students to listen to music IN THE CLASSROOM is completely irrelevant. Students should be busy all the time listening to the teacher, listening to each other or even speaking to each other. Therefore, it is illogical to allow students listen to music DURING CLASSES.

Side: No
21 points

sir.. if the students was very bored ... what is the problem if they refresh their mind ?

Side: No
Opai(63) Disputed
19 points

sir.. if the students was very bored ... what is the problem if they refresh their mind ?

Side: No
PenguinFan87(33) Disputed
2 points

Students would only be able to listen to music during work time. I don't understand why everyone thinks that it would be the entire class, even when the teacher is talking. At my school, we are only allowed to have one earbud in so then if the teacher has an announcement we can hear it. It works, too.

Side: Yes
zmorris22(8) Clarified
1 point

Studies don't prove anything. They provide evidence that supports or doesn't support a hypothesis. I've done a lot of research in this area, and how people respond to music depends on a lot of things such as a degree of extroversion, familiarity of the music, volume of the music, the type of task being performed while listening to music, emotional state, whether or not the music has lyrics, how fast the music things, and that is just the tip of the iceberg. And I'm not sure why you say it is illogical for students to listen to music in class. Sometimes students have to work on something independently. Take for example a free writing assignment. Sometimes, students will instructed to respond to a prompt and write for 25-30 minutes. During this time they will not be talking to one another, nor will the teacher be talking. So it's not illogical in the least.

Side: Yes
30 points

I think that if listening to music helps someone while they're taking a test or studying than they should do it. But if someone gets distracted by it than they shouldn't. If music was allowed during school some students could do a lot better. And it wouldn't distract others if they have head phones on. Just like gum, it is not allowed in some schools but people haves said that it can help someone do better on an exam. It could be allowed only during tests and it would help.

Side: No
Opai(63) Disputed
3 points

I like yor opinion .. But I'll stay with yes :3. .

Side: Yes
29 points

If you listen to music , you will come out of the class humming the music instead of thinking about what you have seen in the lesson because all the senses work together

Side: No
Opai(63) Disputed
22 points

did you try to listen before ?... or just give an opinion

Side: Yes
mitgag(1652) Disputed
2 points

it is possible for some specific students to listen to music while doing a free assignment.

but while in school when the teacher is teaching, i think it would help to concentrate only on the teachers voice instead of eminem, or avril or whoever you listen to.

also that is one reason why the teachers constantly try and ask you to stop blabbering with your friends. because you need to listen to what they have to say.

Side: No
28 points

sometimes songs in the glass make our mind lose it's focusing with others ..

Side: No
Opai(63) Disputed
21 points

I mean the background Music .

Side: Yes
1 point

Yes.*

Side: No
27 points

no because he will not be able to concentrate with the teacher!!

Side: No
Opai(63) Disputed
23 points

I doesn't mean a dancing music .. if we listen to cute music and gives you a great feeling to be able :)

Side: Yes
1 point

Yes.*

Side: No
21 points

I think no, Because that means the teacher is not interesting the students,and if you are the teacher it will be hard to know who is focusing with you.

Side: No
Opai(63) Disputed
2 points

but our teacher is trying to make it able .. because he know that we can get more understanding

Side: Yes
20 points

students can not focus with music and teacher at the same time . So they have to just listen to the teacher ..

Side: No
Opai(63) Disputed
2 points

if the music was low they can and I try it in my class .

Side: Yes
PenguinFan87(33) Disputed
1 point

You wouldn't listen to music when the teacher was talking. I don't understand why you would even think that is what this is about. You would listen to it during work time. And if the teacher does have to say something, then if you are wearing just one earbud then you can hear it just fine. That's the rule at my school- one earbud only- and we can always hear if the teacher has to say scomething

Side: Yes
1 point

My teacher would have grabbed my ear, pulled me outside, and swatted my little ass. Probably why the country used to have manners.

Side: No
1 point

Of course my teachers were busy chasing me around. If only I'd had those new kid crack meds...*

Side: Yes
19 points

music effects negatively on the cells of brain when the teacher and music talk in the same time ..

Side: No
2 points

I want to ask you .. did you try it before ?

Side: No
17 points

yeah guy u think it's great idea but it isn't in fact it's horrible because students will lose thier focus

Side: No
Opai(63) Disputed
2 points

Music can create bonding opportunities,

and can make you see

that there are

other people with struggles just like you.

Side: Yes
PenguinFan87(33) Disputed
1 point

Music makes kids focus. When listening to music you tend to flow with the drum beat, so when its a fast beat, you go faster. If you are listening to a fast song that means that you can get more work done. For example, I was listening to a fast song when I wrote this and it took about 10 seconds.

Side: Yes
17 points

i don't think that's a good idea because our students don't need one more think to lose thier focus

Side: No
Opai(63) Disputed
4 points

, I think kids should be allowed to listen to music in class because it helps kids concentrate. It also could solve the problem of kids talking in class. While listening to music they wouldn't be able to hear their friends talking as well and it would block out background noise

Side: Yes
17 points

as we all know lowdly music can break glass !!

And i think any type of music enough to break ur focus

Side: No
Opai(63) Disputed
5 points

According to the American Music Conference (AMC), music won"t rot your mind -- in fact, it"s actually good for your thinking-cap. The AMC has cited research that has shown that studying and creating music may help improve your capacity to learn other subjects and get better grades overall.<< (This is copied and pasted from yahoo! sorry...)

Side: Yes
15 points

in my opinion if my teacher see that she won't be happy :D

Side: No
14 points

i think music like blade with 2 faces if u can use it professionaly u can reach what u want but if u can't u'll lose more

Side: No
13 points

should teachers be able to come to ur home and give u free extra study time

Side: No
12 points

chill brother u're in arabian world to make sure u can remember

Side: No
8 points

i said no because the focus is main think not same as music -i mean at school time -

Side: No
7 points

i don't think so because i can't focus when i listen to music

Side: No
7 points

in fact that's impossible because music will make them lose more focus

Side: No
PenguinFan87(33) Disputed
2 points

Music actually makes kids more focused. If we didn't have it, our minds would just be wondering around, doing nothing at all. When listening to music, you get a certain feeling, so when you have a good feeling you can get a lot done.

Side: Yes
6 points

Another reason is the bad influence on children most music these days can have.

If you think about it , roughly 60% of the music kids listen to nowadays is explicit or at least contains an inappropriate story line or meaning.

Side: No
Opai(63) Disputed
4 points

About you're point on bad influences new music causes.

1. Not all kids listen to new music these days and not all music has a bad storyline or meaning. Lots of music is poetic and beautiful, even some rap songs (which I consider to mostly be a guy screaming swear words in no tone over loud horrible music).

Side: Yes
3 points

teacher will punish us !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: No
2 points

you will forget the information that was told ....................

Side: No
2 points

you will forget all of the information that was told by teacher .........

Side: No
2 points

Music help them focusing on their works and ignoring all the noise around them like people talking,

like people talking or teachers teaching. unless teachers act out what they have to teach.

Side: No
2 points

and students are able to listen to music (unless they are deaf). they just shouldn't be allowed to.

Side: No
2 points

Yes, for me personally the right music can make such a positive difference in my studies. Although I have seen a lot of kids taking advantage of the possibility that has been given to them. Kids will copy some notes down from their notes. Of course during a lesson, it really doesn't make a difference but alto of people also say that during a TEST, some music would help them to concentrate. It would be possible for the teacher to control the students so that they can't touch their electronic device at all. But they could also record the test answers and then listen to that. And also if students could listen to music during a test, the teachers would have so many new things to observe, it would be a bad utilization of teachers resources. All that together, it just wouldn't be reasonable. And i am sure that music makes a big difference for only a few students in class

Side: No
2 points

I didn't say during a test; I certainly wouldn't agree with that, and your also forgetting that there are moderators and invigilators involved. About the playing of music on in normal lessons could potentially be a device ultimately controlled by the teacher. However, I appreciate that this way may not work for everyone; there has to be an element of trust. If I were the teacher, I would allow people to listen to their own music but after giving the pupil's their freedom of choice, I would assess whether it made them lose focus or gain focus and make a reasonable judgement. Therefore, anyone who violates/ takes advantage of this privilege will be reminded of the many people in the world who don't get a chance for a proper education or risk their lives every day to travel to school in very remote areas. This is a reality.

Abusers will automatically lose that privilege if they abuse it's fair, right? That is their choice. As for listening to the teacher - the lesson isn't constituted by merely the teacher talking all the time, so during work time you can be flexible and allow the pupils to listen to their music if they want to. I think that could work.

Side: No
1 point

Yes.*

Side: Yes
2 points

Music is very enjoyable, but it just isn't practical to allow students to listen to music- wait, scratch that. Music is a fun treat, and can be used during recesses, or maybe for fun activities or parties in the classroom, or maybe even if the teacher just feel like putting it on. However, if students were always listening to music, inappropriate context is obviously a concern. It may not be a big deal for 12th graders, but what about 1st graders? If one child in a classroom is exposed to language or other, well, things…….other first graders could pick it up and soon all of the parents will be angry that their child knows such bad language and context!

I'm not saying that music is a bad thing- in fact, its a great thing! Songs can be used to help certain students learn, but the fact that the title just said "music" can mean any type of music, so because of that I am against it.

If teachers specifically say at certain times that it is okay, than its okay. But I would be careful about that decision if made…...

Side: No
1 point

It might be good if they had the child's parents approve or create a list that they approve of.

Side: Yes
Sapphire057(1) Disputed
1 point

Okay, but I don't think a first grade teacher that barely let's you say, "I hate you," is gonna let some innocent 1st graders listen to music with curse words in it. Just a thought. Oh and I don't know if they mean singularly, as in everyone bring in their iPods and ear buds, and keep the volume on low and one ear bud in, or group as in she chooses the music, but the second option would be bad for some, but the first option is great for those who like music.

Side: Yes