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Useful hints for ESL teachers: Part 2

Students need extra help understanding facets of language that go beyond grammar and syntax. Teachers may have to make extra efforts to help LEP learners. Teachers can also look at their own cultures as a starting point. Another thing that a teacher can do is let his or...

source: By Douglas Magrath
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I have been heartened to see many teachers reaching out to their students and giving them a space to be together, to talk, and bond in a familiar way. This is a necessary component of honoring the students’ voices and needs. (Also read Part 2 in this series.)

source: By NAfME member Scott Edgar

This time of social distancing is difficult for all involved. It is difficult for students as they are missing school, missing proms, missing concerts. It is difficult for teachers as they are missing their students, missing their...

source: By NAfME member Meghan Cabral

Music teachers have long known the importance of addressing social and emotional learning in the classroom. With the events of the past few months, both in terms of remote learning as well as the prevalence of racist structures that...

source: By Bryan Powell, sponsored by Little Kids Rock

Visual and performing arts (VPA) naturally align with established Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) goals, and arts teachers are uniquely positioned to help their students become more socially and emotionally competent while simultaneously developing the skills outlined...

source: By NAfME member Edward Varner

Most ensemble directors will confirm that performing is the core music standard for which we spend the most time preparing. It’s the ultimate result of the ensemble’s preparation and often motivation. However, the National Core Music Standards in the United States...

source: By NAfME members Scott Edgar, Fran Kick, and Lori Schwartz Reichl

Music educators have experience working in education environments governed by shifting policies and mandates. How can music educators become agents empowered to shape, interpret, and design mechanisms for putting policy into practice?...

source: Music Educators Journal, September 2020 (login required)


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