Social Emotional Learning in the Elementary Music Classroom

Authors

  • Heather Hutton

Keywords:

music education, social emotional learning

Abstract

A natural connection exists between music learning and the realm of social emotional skills (Edgar, 2017; Hallam, 2015; Jacobi, 2012).  It also provides opportunities for self-expression and building upon intelligence of a more intrapersonal nature through activities such as creating original musical patterns, singing and playing with appropriate expression, and becoming more aware of personal feelings and how those emotions connect to the music.  This article presents a theoretical context and an invitation to explore lesson plans that focus on music learning and social emotional skills and is from a presentation at the Holistic Teaching and Learning Conference: Wholeness and Hope in Education, Virtual Conference. See attached Lesson Plan document.

Published

2021-11-14

Issue

Section

Contributions from the 2021 HTLC Conference