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Great Teachers In Action

Compassion

Actively listen and respond to the needs of your students, acknowledging and celebrating their differences to encourage an open and secure learning environment for all.

Great Teachers In Action: Compassion

Music education professor Karin Hendricks explores an expanded definition of “compassion” that can help music educators create a more meaningful and symbiotic learning environment.

Class Type: Vocal or Instrumental
Grade: K–12
Focus: Professional Development

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