April is National Community Service month in the United States. That got me thinking about what service means, why it is important, how it fits into SEL, and what it looks like to serve well. So first things first – why service? What does it teach?
Music is a powerful and sometimes overlooked tool for creating positive environments for young people. There is plenty of research showing that music can help develop language processing skills in young children, calm dysregulated minds, and create a positive atmosphere. Musical notes can be words in a language when plain old English just won’t cut it.