As a middle school teacher, Spotify has become one of my greatest resources in the classroom. It helps set the tone for the day, provides us with whatever kind of musical background we need, and is used in my room every single day. The kids love to request a song for a dance party brain break, and we frequently use Spotify's instrumental offerings when we are doing writing. I have students request to have music playing in the background anytime from bell work to during a test.
The only downside to my kids' constant hunger for a great classroom soundtrack is those ads! There's nothing worse than being in the middle of a test and hearing "Hey Spotify listeners..." My problem is that I simply can't afford to pay for a subscription when I'm already donating so much of my own money to other classroom items.
It would be AWESOME if there could be a discounted rate for educators, much like there is for students or families. Middle school is already crazy enough, and the kids and I really rely on Spotify as a classroom partner to help us focus and succeed.
A similar idea has been posted here: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/All-Platforms-Subscription-Teacher-Discount/idi-p/126549...
Please add your comments/votes there, and reach out here if you need any other help 🙂