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2014 National In-Service Conference

Oct 26, 2014 – Oct 29, 2014

This October, we are heading back to Music City for our 2nd Annual NAfME National In-Service Conference. If you joined us last year, you know that this was a fun…

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An Empathic Musical Orchestra — A String of New Relationships

An Empathic Musical Orchestra — A String of New Relationships A music therapy interview with Claudia Nicastro Research shows that music affects our creativity and productivity. A series of experiments has investigated the relationship between the playing of background music during the performance of repetitive work and the efficiency in such a task. The results show that there is a positive economic benefit for the music industry. Conversely, absorbing and remembering information is best done with the music off, suggests a 2010 study published in Applied Cognitive Psychology. Another interesting research at Stanford university, in California,…

Can We Lead Change Without Changing How We Lead?

  Summer is professional development time. The Fourth of July has past. Holiday picnics and fireworks are over. Some are in vacation mode and others are experiencing shortened summer work hours. Everyone lays back a bit. This is our deep breath time of year. But, there are still things on our minds and the never ending tug of what comes next. It is the space we need to make reflection more than just a moment. It is also a time to look ahead, to consider both our inner and outer…