Virtual Teaching and Learning Resources for Music Educators

Members of NAfME Societies and Councils have provided these resources from their own original teaching experiences, music educators in their school districts, universities, communities, peers, or other trusted sources. We thank them for their assistance and commitment to NAfME members as we all pull together to keep educating and making music. We will be updating these resources frequently. 

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Music Educators Journal


Navigating Music Teaching in Uncertain Times

Navigating Music Teaching in Uncertain Times An Opportunity to Re-Think What Matters Most in Music Learning  By NAfME Member Chiao-Wei Liu  This article first appeared in the January 2021 issue of General Music Today. Looking back at this year’s major events, I found myself wondering how history textbooks would describe this particular year. How will historians create meaningful accounts of these various events and interpret people’s response during this period of time? I am curious about how these events affect teaching and learning and shape human relationships. How do we…

Temperature check at middle school entrance
Boy listening music with headphones at desk

Spring Forward . . . Remotely, When Necessary

Spring Forward . . . Remotely, When Necessary Recognize the Importance of Recruiting ALL Students By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl A similar version of this article was originally published in the April 2019 teacher edition of In Tune Magazine. The article has been enhanced to reflect the needs of the pandemic.   “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” ~ Abraham Lincoln This past year has been challenging and exhausting. However, it may have also been motivating and reflective with moments of joy surprisingly sprinkled…

Burned Out or Bummed Out? Teacher Self-Care: Diagnosis and Remediation

Burned Out or Bummed Out? Teacher Self-Care: Diagnosis and Remediation By NAfME Member Paul K. Fox This article first appeared on Paul Fox’s blog here. This is part six in a series of articles on educator health and wellness, following “Stressed Out!” and “Teacher Self-Care during the Pandemic.” Do you recognize these signs of burnout experienced by yourself, a coworker, neighbor, or someone you love? Physical:tired, lowered immunity, illnesses, aches and pains, loss of appetite or sleep Emotional:sense of self-doubt, failure, helplessness, loneliness, cynicism, loss of satisfaction/motivation Behavioral:withdrawal, isolation, skipping work, procrastination, frustration,…

burned out