Music IS social. Music IS emotional. Musical Social Emotional Learning (MSEL) capitalizes on the power of music education to help our students build the competencies of SELF (self-awareness & self-management), OTHERS (social-awareness & relationship management), and DECISIONS (responsible decision-making). First and foremost, MSEL must be intentionally embedded into musical instruction. It should never feel like “one more thing” or a box to check; it should simply feel like great music teaching meeting our students’ needs. Social Emotional Learning is front and center in education; Music for All and Dr. Scott Edgar are here to help make this important work relevant and MUSICAL for both you and your students!
Contact them with questions about implementing SEL in your music classroom.
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