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Building SEL Competency in the Elementary School Music Classroom By Lindsey Jackson, sponsored by QuaverMusic   The music classroom is a place of amazing creativity and collaboration. It’s also the ideal place to build and nurture students’ social and emotional skills. Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is receiving more and more attention as many schools are interweaving a focus on this part of a student’s development throughout the school day. While this work is primarily happening in grade level classrooms and through school counselors and social workers, the music classroom…
Music Education and Social-Emotional Learning The Heart of Teaching Music By NAfME National Conference Presenter Scott N. Edgar, Ph.D. It’s Monday morning, and your students come into your room—some excited, some tired, some anxious, some relieved. Their faces tell the stories of everything that has happened to them before they see you. There is Tom who is worried about where the next meal will come from; Sara who is worried about the fight her parents had last night; Alex who is struggling with body image; and, Kara, who is…
Social and Emotional Learning in the Performing Arts Classroom By NAfME member Wendy Hart Higdon   An important topic in education is Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), SEL encompasses the “soft skills” that students must learn and apply in order to successfully navigate school and life. For the past year and a half, Social and Emotional Learning has been a focus in my school district. As I have participated in professional development on the topic, I have discovered that the music classroom lends itself well to developing these skills, and…
Are you interested in contributing to this work? If so, consider participating in the SEL/Arts Education Framework Review. The survey should take 30-45 minutes to complete. Your input will help guide the joint efforts of Arts Ed New Jersey and the Social Emotional Alliance for New Jersey. Upcoming Events National Association for Music Education Vision 2020 – Webinar 1 2020 Collegiate Advocacy Summit State Education Agency Directors of Art Education The Arts & SEL: A Synergistic Pairing SEL Resources Music and SEL Pamphlet Reports From a Nation at Risk to…
The NAfME OnlineProfessional Learning Community   LIVE Webinar Schedule • Webinar Recordings   NAfME has developed a series of Professional Learning Community webinars to deliver timely and targeted topics presented by experts during COVID-19. This format offers educators the opportunity to engage with webinar presenters live, as well as reference recordings at a later time. All webinars are free and open to the public. A schedule of webinars will be posted on this page as presentation times are finalized. Please refer back to this page often to access new content.…
Go back to main page Ukulele | Steel Drum | Gospel Choir | Social-Emotional Learning | Composition in Ensembles | Songwriting | Liberation Drum Circles | Digital and Hybrid Music Day-Long Learning Experience: Ukulele Presenter: Bryan Powell Dr. Bryan Powell is an Assistant Professor of Music Education and Music Technology at Montclair State University and works with the non-profit organization Little Kids Rock on their higher education initiatives. Bryan is a musician and music educator with public school music teaching experience in the New York City Department of Education. Dr.…
Go back to main page   Download the 2019 NAfME National Conference App flyer to learn how to download and use the app.   Attendees can receive 15 hours of professional development for attending the National Conference, and additional professional development for attending one of the following pre-conference Forums (scroll down to read about the Music Program Leaders Forum): EMERGING LEADERS FORUM November 6-7 If you find yourself looking for opportunities to be a leader, this forum might be for you. Leadership can happen in your school, district, state associations,…
Ideas from NAfME Members for Fellow Music Educators (Scroll down to view resources.) We want you to know that we appreciate all that you are doing for your students because their well-being comes first. You have risen to meet the educational needs in this time of crisis by sharing resources, and we will be updating these resources frequently. It is important to take care of yourselves as you juggle family and work life and to remember that we are a music education nation working together to make life easier. During…
The Miracle of Music in the Classroom By Kristin Clark Taylor, sponsored by QuaverMusic   Developing social and emotional skills can lead to huge benefits for students, teachers, families, and the larger community. I got the chance to ask one of our Quaver teachers how she integrates social and emotional learning into the music classroom. Read her story below! It’s no secret that students experience big emotions. Sometimes, they may not have a way or a word to express how they are feeling. When your students know how to express…
Thank you for your interest in NAfME Academy. Below you will find a comprehensive list of all webinar content housed in NAfME Academy. Band | Strings | Choral | Teaching, Philosophy and Career Development | General Music | Inclusion in the Music Classroom | Beyond the Classroom | Performing Ensembles Do you know a colleague that would find value in using NAfME Academy for their professional development needs? Click here to refer them! We also work with school districts to provide NAfME Academy subscriptions to the music teachers they…
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 emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. VPA’s Natural Alignment with Social and Emotional Learning Visual and performing arts (VPA)…
Engaging Students with Social-Emotional Learning through Songwriting By Bryan Powell, sponsored by Little Kids Rock As the school year ends and music educators transition to summer, there is a lot that is unknown about the coming school year. While some school districts have announced a combination of in-person, hybrid, and online models, other school districts are still waiting to see how the COVID-19 virus continues to develop before deciding what instruction will look like in the fall. While there is still a lot that is unknown, one thing that…
Webinar Resources Music and SEL Pamphlet PowerPoint Slides Local Advocacy Action Plan NAfME Civic Action Field Guide NAfME’s Title IV-A Toolkit & FAQ
The Students’ Voice during the COVID-19 Disruption (Part 2 of 2) “There Is No Such Thing as Balance in Times Like These” By NAfME Member Scott N. Edgar   Building on Part 1 of this blog, students have profound perspectives on e-learning and developing independence during these challenging times. Through their responses, we are learning a great deal about their current mindset, how they are responding to the situation, and perhaps most importantly, a more objective perspective on their in-school music education musically, socially, and emotionally. It should be noted…
  The Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation understands the need to create advocacy resources at the state level. Guided by the generosity of the country music community, the CMA Foundation focuses on improving and sustaining music education programs everywhere while supporting worthwhile causes important to the Country Music Association. Since its inception, the CMA Foundation has given more than $20 million to organizations enhancing the lives of students through the power of music. CMA has collaborated with NAfME to administer the State Music Education Association Advocacy…

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