This convenient workbook contains thirty practical and engaging activities for music educators implementing Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum in their classrooms.
Each worksheet corresponds to an exercise detailed in Scott N. Edgar’s pioneering book Music Education and Social Emotional Learning: The Heart of Teaching Music. These activities offer students the opportunity to reflect musically, socially, and emotionally, and also enhance individual social emotional competence and musicianship. These activities are well-suited for musical and SEL assessment purposes.
This workbook is organized into sections based on the three core SEL goals: Self, Others, and Decisions. Edgar first defines each goal and then provides teachers with learning standards and skill sets for each goal. This workbook also includes a series of thoughtful reflection questions at the end of each section, which students may respond to in a developmentally appropriate way.
As an added convenience, the workbook contains a unique code allowing the purchaser to download an electronic file containing select worksheets, along with permission to reproduce them.
The Music Education and Social Emotional Learning Student Workbook is perfect for any teachers hoping to better equip themselves with the tools to implement a musical SEL curriculum, help their students, and truly teach music with heart!
Scott N. Edgar is a professor of music at Lake Forest College in Illinois and presents internationally on music education and social emotional learning. He has taught instrumental music in Ohio, Michigan, and Illinois.