SEL Music Playlist for Educators
Music + Movement + Social Emotional Learning =
Three Reasons to Add Music to Your Curriculum
Improves Connection: When we listen to music together, whether it be in a church, concert hall, or school, it allows everyone to feel the “vibe” of emotions and togetherness. Music and movement together builds community and cohesion. Even swaying and moving your hands together ignites cooperation.
Increases Happiness: Group singing releases serotonin which is the bonding hormone. It is also believed that singing allows our heart beats to become synchronized. https://upliftconnect.com/neuroscience-of-singing/
Relieves Stress: Instrumental tones and sounds are known to calm down your nervous system. Try it here (add some deep breathing): https://open.spotify.com/user/se0dakliuhrl7x9y0d2gd0in6/playlist/2xr4HV4K5VdpgNeYUXI6MO?si=0gZ_JitBRSmlMoVgYjqx-A
POWERFUL YOU PLAYLISTS: Add music and movement to a themed classroom or group lesson. Marcia L. Tate, EdD, gives some great examples of how to use music, rhythm, rhyme, and rap to engage the brain. Click here to learn more.
Primary K-2 Powerful You Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/se0dakliuhrl7x9y0d2gd0in6/playlist/33I5xuQVWvP2AwctPkM4fB?si=JYHM-mwhQ1WOZ9fyKrOTQA
Intermediate 3-5 Powerful You Playlist: