Music Education and Social Emotional LearningThe Heart of Teaching Music By Scott N. EdgarBook195 pages
Music educators are in a prime position to help students become socially and emotionally competent while at the same time develop excellent musicianship. For every child to be successful in the music classroom, teachers need to be aware of the whole student. How do music educators create success when students every day struggle with social awareness, bullying, communication, problem solving, and other challenges? This pioneering book by Scott Edgar addresses how music educators can utilize Social Emotional Learning (SEL) to maximize learning in the choral, instrumental, and general music classroom at all levels, and at the same time support a student's social and emotional growth.
The first section of the book provides a context to apply SEL in a music classroom. In the second section the author makes direct connections between SEL and music education. The pupose of the activiites, which conform to Illinois State SEL Goals, is to enrich music education.ContentsForeword by Tim Lautzenheiser Introduction Section One: Teaching Music Beyond the Notes 1. What Is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)? 2. Socialization in the Music Classroom (by Jacqueline Kelly-McHale) 3. Bullying in the Music Classroom (by Jared Rawlings) 4. Music Educators Are Not Counselors Section Two: Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Music Education 5. Self-Awareness and Self-Management in Music Education: Self-Discipline and the Music Within 6. Social Awareness and Relationship Skills in Music Education: Sharing and Communicating Through Music 7. Responsible Decision-Making in Music Education: Problem Solving Through Music Conclusion: The Heart of Music Education-Our Common Bond