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Planning for the Inevitable

Planning for the Inevitable Navigating Challenges in and out of the Classroom By Amy Kraft and NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl “The tests we face in life’s journey are…

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What Tips for Mentors/Mentees Have Proven Useful in Your Experience?

What Tips for Mentors/Mentees Have Proven Useful in Your Experience? Six Music Educators Share Tips This article first appeared in the April 2023 issue of Teaching Music. John Combs, Montana…

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The Changing of the Guard

The Changing of the Guard By NAfME Member Joseph Rutkowski Ella Wilcox’s article “Building a Legacy” in the August 2022 Teaching Music magazine begins with the current worry of the teacher shortage…

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Expand Your Circle

Expand Your Circle Inspiring Pathways to Potential  By NAfME Members Dr. Amy M. Knopps and Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl “Finding inspiration in the success of others is a common way…

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Educating in the Music Classroom through Service-Learning

Educating in the Music Classroom through Service-Learning By NAfME Member Jan Scott Presenting Educating in the Music Classroom through Service-Learning at the “NAfME is ME!” 2022 NAfME National Conference in…

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The Capacity to Collaborate

The Capacity to Collaborate 5 Steps to Empower Teamwork  By NAfME Members Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl, Alison Parish, and Sarah Castrillon “The strength of the team is each individual member.…

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The Meaning of Mentorship 

The Meaning of Mentorship  By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl This article first appeared in the August 2021 issue of Teaching Music. “The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not…

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5 Tips to Make Yourself Marketable as a Music Educator

5 Tips to Make Yourself Marketable as a Music Educator By NAfME Members Kate Evans and Danielle Woolery   Applying for jobs can be overwhelming. You may find yourself thinking:…

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If I Could Turn Back Time: A Letter to My Younger Self

If I Could Turn Back Time A Letter to My Younger Self By NAfME Members Lori Schwartz Reichl and Neil Anderson   Dear Younger Self, Congratulations! You have finished another…

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Modelling Growth in the Music Classroom

Modelling Growth in the Music Classroom By NAfME Member Ian W. Miller Ian W. Miller presented on “Modelling Growth in the Music Classroom” during the NAfME 2021 PreK–12 Learning Collaborative…

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