My Top Tip of the Day:
This works well when the students are working together in pairs or groups for a longer periods of time. It helps them to relax and they enjoy the atmosphere in the classroom. I only play it as background music, and tend to keep use quieter, more chilled out music, but music which sings about the theme of the lesson is great. I try to keep is lyrical to increase language exposure.
The feedback I got after doing this was great. They loved it.
I have only done this with teens, please let me know how it goes with adults.
Some of my favourite bands/artists to use:
Alexi Murdoch, Snow Patrol, John Mayer, City and Colour, Death Cab for Cutie
Feel free to suggest others!