mental health

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Turn the Lights Back On

Turn the Lights Back On By NAfME Members Amy M. Knopps and Lori Schwartz Reichl “The shadow is the greatest teacher for how to come to the light.” ― Ram…

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President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request and Key Educational Priorities

President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request and Key Educational Priorities By Zachary Keita, NAfME Advocacy and Public Policy Communications Manager On March 11, the Biden Administration released its Fiscal…

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National Association for Music Education Endorses Bill to Support Educator Mental Health

National Association for Music Education is proud to endorse the Supporting the Mental Health of Educators and Staff Act (H.R. 744). Introduced by Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01),…

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Trauma-Informed Practices in the Music Classroom

Trauma-Informed Practices in the Music Classroom By NAfME Member Abigail Van Klompenberg Presenting Supporting Trauma-Informed Practices through Music and the Arts at the “NAfME is ME!” 2022 NAfME National Conference in National Harbor,…

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Music Empowering Voice: A Student-Teacher Take

Music Empowering Voice A Student-Teacher Take Sponsored by NAfME Corporate Member Hawaii Youth Symphony   What would life be like without the opportunity to hold an instrument? What impact would…

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Experiencing and Coping with Adolescent Anxiety and Depression in the Music Classroom

Are You Okay? Experiencing and Coping with Adolescent Anxiety and Depression in the Music Classroom  By NAfME Member Rachel L. Dirks, Ph.D. Rachel Dirks presented on “Are You Okay? Experiencing and…

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Returning to Center: Self-Care for Music Educators

Returning to Center Self-Care for Music Educators By NAfME Member Christa Kuebel Christa Kuebel presented on “Returning to Center: Self-Care for Music Educators” during the NAfME 2021 PreK–12 Learning Collaborative…

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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…

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