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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Creating Meaningful Communication: The Key to Successful Remote Learning

Creating Meaningful Communication The Key to Successful Remote Learning By NAfME Member Bob Habersat   How I long for the days when I could scan the room at the beginning of the period and do a quick assessment of what each student needed for the day. Sharon needs help understanding sixteenth note syncopation so she can finish the worksheet that was due yesterday. Nick has already mastered today’s learning target and needs enrichment or he’s going to get bored. I should probably stand next to Bill and give him a…

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2020 Analysis of State Music Education Certification Practices in the United States

Teacher certification and licensure practices for music educators vary by state. Preservice music teachers, in-service music teachers, and music teacher educators can all benefit from knowing what the music teacher certification practices are in each state. As a result, we continue to gather and update information on music teacher certification for all 50 states and the District of Columbia to help support music education policy efforts, preservice music teacher preparation programs, teacher mobility, and reciprocity.  Photo: michaeljung / iStockPhoto The 2020 music teacher certification table is a result of a…

Stop, Drop, and Scroll

Stop, Drop, and Scroll Questions to Guide Your Social Media Behavior By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl This article first appeared in the January 2020 issue of Teaching Music.   With its ability to create and share content instantly and globally, social media has crept into our lives as educators. Here are some tips to improve social media etiquette and ensure using it advances your teaching, helps students with their learning, and casts a positive light on the school and its music program. As music educators, our personal and professional…

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