musicMusic has a unique and powerful way of bringing people together. It allows for emotions to be celebrated and shared, and opens the door for understanding. Schools who encourage diversity value music. They know that music is relatable, regardless of the language spoken or the genre of the song. Students build connections with others and their backgrounds through the mutual experience of music. And, more importantly, students develop empathy through music. Empathy is something students struggle to learn, but is an invaluable skill once acquired. When students can put themselves in another’s place, respect flourishes. Where there is respect, learning can take place unabashed.

Using music to expand the horizons of students is a great way to introduce and support diversity in schools and classrooms. How can music be incorporated into your school, your classroom, and your lessons?

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