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Prioritizing People

Prioritizing People: Confront and Conquer Burnout Together By NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl  “You will burn and you will burn out; you will be healed and come back again.”―Fyodor…

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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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4 Strategies to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

4 Strategies to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence By NAfME Member Jen Rafferty As music teachers, we have access to a fast-track of social emotional learning for our students. Just like…

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Embracing the Intangibles: Teaching Empathy and Engagement

Embracing the Intangibles Teaching Empathy and Engagement By NAfME Member Paul K. Fox This article originally appeared on Paul Fox’s blog here. Admittedly, if we keep piling on more mandates…

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The Practice: Improvement Is Always Possible

The Practice Improvement Is Always Possible  By NAfME Member Edward Varner, Ed.D.  This article was first published on Edward Varner’s Creating Hope blog. Practice Makes Perfect Perfect Practice Makes Perfect…

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Social and Emotional Learning and Visual and Performing Arts

Finding Sanctuary Social and Emotional Learning and Visual and Performing Arts  By NAfME Member Edward Varner, Ed.D.  This article was first published on Edward Varner’s Creating Hope blog. Social and…

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