Growing Into a Trauma Informed, Burnout Resistant Music Teacher

with Crystal Pridmore

Teachers all over the world facing staggering challenges. After years of enormous stress and global trauma, teachers and students find themselves struggling to find their way back to stability in the classroom. In this webinar, Crystal Pridmore offers insight towards framing the way we think about the mindset children come to school with from a brain-science perspective. Once we explore the way trauma affects the brain and behavioral patterns, we can come up with strategies to manage the behavior and manage ourselves as teachers.

Participants will walk away with classroom management strategies, music class activities focused on SEL and executive functioning objectives, corresponding slides for the lessons, and suggestions to protect their energy and motivation levels as teachers in an extraordinarily difficult teaching year.

You will be given access the workshop recording and downloadable materials from the presentation.

A certificate of completion can be provided to participants who request one for professional development hours.


Crystal Pridmore has been teaching music for 15 years as a private voice instructor, secondary choir director, early childhood music specialist, and PreK-8 general music teacher. She currently runs the general music, choral, and strings program for PreK-6th grade students at Finney Elementary School, a 2020 California Exemplary Arts School. Crystal offers a range of music educator workshops nationwide on elemental music and movement through the Orff Shulwerk approach incorporating Social Emotional Learning, Cross Curricular Arts Integration, online teaching and learning strategies, classroom management, and integrating puppets, ukulele, and children's books into the K-12 music classroom. In addition, Crystal has completed 3 levels of certification in Orff-Schulwerk, serves as the San Diego American Orff Schulwerk Association Chapter President, and is the Vice President of the American Center for Elemental Music and Movement. She is a current member of CMEA (California Music Educators Association), NAfME (National Association for Music Education), and AOSA (American Orff Schulwerk Association). She is the recipient of the 2020 CMEA Southern Boarder Section Elementary Music Specialist Fortissimo Award and was a Semifinalist for the 2020 GRAMMY Music Educator Award. 

"Thank you so much for this most excellent webinar. I was a different teacher yesterday, keeping in mind that we are all trauma survivors at this moment, doing the best we can to make this world a better place."

Michelle D.
Music Educator

Growing Into a Trauma Informed, Burnout Resistant Music Teacher


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All registrants will receive access to the recording of the workshop along with downloadable materials.

Certificate of completion can be provided to participants who request one for professional development hours.


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