A Conversation About Social Emotional Learning

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Music education and social and emotional learning: What we need to know to support all students

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) as it supports student development is more important than ever against the backdrop of trauma students are experiencing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Music and arts learning offer unique pathways and experiences to connect students to SEL and support their connection to school, learning and personal and shared goals. NAMM Foundation Executive Director, Mary Luehrsen explored current research and trends for addressing SEL with music advocate leaders, Bob Morrison, Director of Arts Ed NJ; Chiho Okuizumi Feindler, Chief Program Officer, Save the Music Foundation; and Ryan West, President of West Music. Their conversation gets to the bottom of the definition and principles of SEL and explains how music education is an “untapped superpower” in addressing the mental health needs of students. This webinar was presented by the NAMM Foundation in collaboration with the National Association for School Music Dealers.

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