Friday, August 23, 2013

Back to School Playlist

Today is the last "free" day of working in my classroom! During these three days, I've had faculty meetings, department meetings, a couple of PTA-provided meals, front office paperwork, and the remaining time is mine in my room to decorate and plan lessons. That means lots of Pandora, Grooveshark and Netflix Office Episodes to keep me motivated and awake.

Here are my latest tunes keeping me sane for your audio enjoyment:

Pompeii - Bastille
Great song to sing along to with a fake accent and punch-dance in the car.

White Nights - Oh Land
I skip around my room hanging stuff to this song. 

Gold - Britt Nicole
This is cheesy but the first time I heard this song on the radio I thought "Man. I wish all my kids knew that." It's a song that gets me motivated to love and help these little psychos.

1940 (AmpLive Remix) - The Submarines
The interesting layered sounds of this song just get me!

Pandora Station - The Gorillaz.
These songs are fast-moving and fun - my go to mix for a grinding 2 hour lesson planning session. 

Album - Marina & the Diamonds - Electra Heart. I've had this album on repeat for weeks. The Beard HATES IT. But I love the upbeat dance tempo and clever lyrics. Great for high-activity work.

What are you guys listening to? What should I add to this list? I'm always looking for new tunes to blast in my classroom (The Beard can't grumble at me there!!).

Wish me luck - Monday is our first day of school!


  1. you make being a teacher seem so glamorous. let's tradesies for a day.

  2. Soul Sisters - GOLD is one of my faves too! How did we not make this connection. It nearly brought me to tears the first time I heard it... so pathetic but it was one of those days :) haha. Try "American Girl" by Bonnie McKee... you might fall for that one too!