CMN’s yearly conference was a little more than a week ago, and we here at the blog are still basking in the glow. Below is a recount of the events from member Laura Schachter‘s blog.
I had one of the most amazing weekends of my life! My mom gifted me a membership to the Children’s Music Network and a trip to their annual international conference. It was a weekend of rejuvenation and getting energized!
Children’s Music Network is an amazing organization. It is for anyone with a love of music and children. I am not a musician. I sing in the shower and for kids, but that is the extent of my musical talent. However, I was embraced into this community with open arms. The experience was phenomenal.
I learned new ways to integrate music into your classroom. I heard all types of music that fits right into the common core standards. I learned so much about how to use neurologically directed movement to help with self regulation, and so much more.
There was so much more packed into this wonderful weekend. As I gather and organize my thoughts, I am going to start sharing some amazing artists with you. Hopefully, you will find some new and wonderful music to inspire yourself and your children.
The last thing that I would like to share with you is that I was star struck throughout the weekend. I was meeting the actual singer behind the album. After I got over my amazement at actually meeting these “rock stars”, every single singer spoke to me as an equal and gave me a sense of belonging. Every single person, at this conference, collaborated with each other and got the creative juices flowing.
I could go on and on, but I just wanted to share how special this experience was for me. I look forward to sharing everything that comes my weekend with some absolutely amazing people!
Keep on singing, even if it is only in the shower…