Classroom Management

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Developing Trauma-Informed Classrooms

Developing Trauma-Informed Classrooms: Helping Students Make Sense of What Hasn’t Made Sense By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl and Dr. Ramona Roberts “Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that…

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The H.E.A.R.T. Model for Inspiring Growth through Experiential Learning and Resilience in Music Education

The H.E.A.R.T. Model for Inspiring Growth through Experiential Learning and Resilience in Music Education By NAfME Members José Leonardo Leon, D.M.A., Florida Atlantic University, and José Valentino Ruiz, Ph.D., University…

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Kodály, Orff, and Dalcroze: A Who’s Who and What’s What

Kodály, Orff, and Dalcroze: A Who’s Who and What’s What  By Meegan Hughes This is a sponsored blog by NAfME Corporate member West Music. Before we look at what makes…

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Using a More Loving Language

Using a More Loving Language Kind Words Have Power By NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly…

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How do you make your classroom an inviting and welcoming space for all students?

How do you make your classroom an inviting and welcoming space for all students? Five Music Educators Respond This article first appeared in the October 2023 issue of Teaching Music.…

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Establish Empathy in the Ensemble

Establish Empathy in the Ensemble Conducting Musicians Before the Music  By NAfME Members Dr. Lauren Reynolds and Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them…

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Back-to-School Music Rituals to Boost Positive Classroom Culture

Back-to-School Music Rituals to Boost Positive Classroom Culture This blog is sponsored by NAfME Corporate Member Kindermusik. New sounds, new smells, new faces, new rules . . . children are…

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Balancing Expectations with Meeting Students Where They Are

How do you balance expectations from administrators, parents, and others with the need to meet students where they are? Four Music Educators Share Their Approaches This article first appeared in…

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Time-Tested Exemplary Music and Audio Tech

Time-Tested Exemplary Music and Audio Tech Five Music and Audio Tech Exemplars and Resources By Lee Whitmore This blog is sponsored by NAfME Corporate member Focusrite It has been more…

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What Strategies Are You Implementing to Ensure the Success of Your Upcoming Performances?

The first concerts of the year are very important as they can set the tone for the entire year. Preparation for performances starts on day one with relationship building. Students are more likely to have a vested interest in your program when they know that you care about them inside and outside of the music classroom.

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