Topic: A Breath of Fresh Air (Self Care for You & Your Students)
Welcome: Welcome to #elmusedchat. Please introduce yourself & share something you do when you are feeling stressed to remind yourself to breathe.
Q1: What are some ways you can focus on physical health this summer, even amid social distancing? #elmusedchat
Q2: How can you encourage your students to explore various ways they can focus on physical health as well? In what ways can there be musical tie-ins? #elmusedchat
Q3: What are some ways you can focus on mental health this summer? #mentalhealthmatters #elmusedchat
Q4: How can we, as music educators, help students care for their own mental health as they cope with changes, continued distancing, social unrest, & family financial struggles? How can we help communicate messages of worth & encouragement to students? #youmatter #elmusedchat
Q5: Recent events are shining a blaring light on the fact that not all groups of people can engage in peaceful self care out in the community. How can we promote safety, understanding, and peace for BIPOC so they may feel safe, heard, respected, & cared for? #elmusedchat
Q6: As musicians, it’s important to also focus on our craft, our passion. How do you plan to be musical this summer? #elmusedchat