Headphones in the classroom

Royan Lee says

I invite my middle schoolers to bring their headphones to class. It’s not just because the year is 2012, or because stringy white ear buds are as ubiquitous as skinny jeans that sag beneath boxers. I want them to use their music and headphones for at least a few reasons…

These include finding individual and paired solitude as needed. A range of commenters echo similar practices and reasoning for why students can use headphones and listen to music

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