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Music in our Schools Month and Youth Art Month

February 11, 2013

Just around the corner

March is a great time to promote what you do so well – teach ARTS EDUCATION. I know, I know, many of you do that each and every day but during March an extra special effort could make a huge difference! So – what can you do? Start planning now, below are some suggestions! I am sure you have others. Please be sure and share them at the bottom of the post.

  • Link arms with other arts educators in your school district and put together a presentation for your March school board meeting
  • Host an evening for parents and have them experience what their sons and daughters do each day. Teach a beginning class and have them be the students.
  • Send home a special announcement listing the value of quality arts education programs and why the ARTS are essential!
  • Communicate with your colleagues and administrators about what you do in ARTS education
  • Establish an ongoing form of communication with parents – make it part of the school newsletter perhaps once a week or create your own for a once of month
  • Put an art display in the local bank, corner store, post office, town library or have your students perform in one of those locations where there is space
  • Collaborate with colleagues and do something “fun” with the arts at the heart of the event

NAfME has some great suggestions as well at http://musiced.nafme.org/events/music-in-our-schools-month.

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