Different student needs in today’s music class
It’s hard to believe that it’s already that time of year when teachers and students are going back to school. I know that every teacher wants their students to have the best year yet, but sometimes a student’s personal mental health challenges or sensory needs get in the way. This is true for music teachers, too. But unlike other classes, the content of music class can be structured to address these needs. At the same time social and emotional learning can also be facilitated through music. All while still meeting state standards.
That is why I have made the following webinar specifically for classroom music teachers. I know firsthand how hard it can be to work with students who struggle with mental health challenges or sensory issues. So I want to help music teachers be able to better recognize ways that music class can be structured to help address the mental health challenges or sensory issues they may encounter in music class.
Music and the 21st Century Student Webinar
In this webinar, I will:
- Highlight some of the behaviors related to a student’s mental health or sensory needs faced in today’s music class
- Talk about possible reasons behind these behaviors
- Share ways that music can address these behaviors in music class.
If you’re a music teacher, I hope you find the following information to be helpful or inspiring. This is meant to provide an overview, not as something definitive. The point is to provide you with a basic understanding and place to start, so please feel free to experiment with the basic principles shared here. If you have questions or comments, I definitely want to know. Please leave them down below.
If you’re a parent of a child struggling with these things, I hope you’ll consider how music might help them. Reach out if you’d like to know more.