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In July, 20% of all support will go directly to The Trevor Project to support LGBTQ youth.
In August, 20% will support the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and Decolonizing the Music Room.
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Matthew has a spirit of joy and playfulness that is contagious. The sequence of his workshop, anchored in the spirit of the Schulwerk strengthened with the tenants of Responsive Classroom, gave teachers many delightful strategies that can be easily implemented to offer our students new ways to learn and grow with creativity. His approach demonstrates respect and dignity for the unique needs of children through play, exploration, and kindness. He offered many opportunities for teachers to learn from our colleagues with integrated moments to share and collaborate.