(Teaching With Orff)
As we continue to work through what back to school in 2020 looks like, Teaching With Orff is resuming our Tuesdays With TWO support calls. We will gather on Zoom on the second Tuesday of the month to connect, share, and support. These calls are free of charge, and all are welcome.
This week, Roger and Michelle will lead a supportive discussion around the topic of navigating our emotions in turbulent times. We will share principles and strategies designed to support and nourish you. Join us and connect with your colleagues – together we are stronger and better.
Time: September 8, 2020 7:00 – 8:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Click here to link at the time of our call
Meeting ID: 875 9291 1984
Or dial in +1-646-558-8656 (US New York) +1-312-626-6799 (US Chicago)
Here at Teaching with Orff, we’ve been leaning into our motto:
Your highest and best expression of yourself ~
As an artist,
As a teacher,
As a human.
In our meetings these past few days, we’re clear that you are concerned about the well-being of your students during these challenging times. We’re watching how you’re learning to teach online. We’ve been enjoying videos that you are making for your students and sharing with each other that are vibrant with loving care. We’re seeing how you are reaching out and supporting one another in learning the skills you need to acquire quickly to be attentive to the needs of your students. We see your love!
The way you feel about your students – that’s how we feel about you. We want to support you and your well-being during this time of uncertainty, just as you are busy supporting those around you. To that end, we’ve decided to have weekly live Zoom calls led by Roger Sams and Michelle Marie that are designed to support you as your highest and best expression of yourself. They will lead simple guided meditations, share poetry, and provide small teachings designed to lift you up and support your well-being and wholeness.
Both of our facilitators are trained and well-practiced at leading groups through transformational growth opportunities. They’ve been doing this kind of work for many years. If ever there was a transformational growth opportunity it is now. During times of crisis the human spirit has a tremendous capacity to rise up and birth its next best version of itself. We invite you to join us in using these challenging days as an opportunity to explore and birth your next version of your highest and best expression of yourself. Come join our community of love and light through music education. We look forward to spending time with you on Zoom.
Our Zoom gatherings are a safe space for music educators to connect and share. We honor the privacy of our participants. These shared recordings have been edited to only include our facilitators’ contributions to our community.
Please find a quiet place in your home where you can listen without interruption for about 30 minutes. Get comfortable, take a few deep breaths, and when you are ready – click the link below, close your eyes, and listen.
Tuesday March 24, 2020 – Roger shares a guided meditation and poetry reading.
Tuesday April 7, 2020 – Roger shares a poetry reading and guided meditation