Free NAfME PLC Webinars

NAfME Professional Learning Community Webinars
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 – 7:00-8:00 PM ESTEmotional Intelligence: Tools to Take Care of Yourself as a Music Teacher
Improving your emotional intelligence (EI) will enable you to become a more resonant teacher, driving a positive culture at school. In this webinar with educator and author Jennifer Rafferty, we will explore the four pillars of EI so you can elevate your self-awareness, understand strategies for self-management, increase your social-awareness and gain tactics to manage relationships with ease. This workshop will challenge you to think about your role as a music teacher in a whole new way.
 Tuesday, February 22, 2022 – 7:00-8:00 PM ESTBuilding a Legacy: Recruiting Future Music Educators—Part 2
The need for music educators across the country is great and you can help! This is the second program in a series. Learn how to leave a legacy with future music educators as you actively recruit music teachers from within your own program. Develop a music teacher mentoring mindset and brainstorm ways to engage your own students in early teaching experiences. Learn more about desirable teacher traits and begin to uncover those in your young musicians. Unlock powerful methods for reaching and convincing parents about the job availability, stability, and personal enjoyment of teaching music. Join us for this highly engaging webinar and begin to build your legacy! Host/presenter: Sandy Goldie, Professor of Music Education at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 – 7:00-8:00 PM ESTMindfulness Matters: How Music Educators Can Incorporate Mindfulness and Self-Care Practices into Busy Schedules
The goal of this webinar is to share why teacher self-care is vital to a successful career in music education. Johanna Royo, Hugh Hodgson School of Music at University of Georgia, and April Sholty of Campbellsville University will share personal stories and case studies. They will also use live polling to discuss how teachers currently perceive the importance of teacher self-care and how they incorporate it into their daily routines. The presenters will discuss various strategies that teachers can integrate into their daily routines to reduce stress, increase mindfulness, and help to create a healthy work-home balance.Receive a self-care downloadable PDF checklist, reflection sheet, and infographics related to the topic.
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 – 7:00-8:00 PM ESTEducating the Future Music Professional through Service-Learning
If you are a beginning band director or a college professor teaching a beginning woodwind techniques/pedagogy class, this session is for you! We will discuss what we have learned over the last 10 years of our service-learning collaboration. This session will explain: who can be a Service-Learning partner, how to incorporate Service-Learning into your classroom, and what are the service and learning objectives. We will also share ideas for a recruitment/instrument display. Presenters: 2020 GRAMMY Music Educator Award winner Mickey Smith Jr. and Jan Fillmore Scott, recently retired in 2020 as Assistant Department Chair in the W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts at McNeese State University.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Submit your idea for a webinar topic to the NAfME Professional Development Committee (PDC). Webinar proposals are reviewed by the PDC.