*You Don’t Look Sick: Navigating Music Teaching with Auto-Immune and Chronic Illness
Music educators face many challenges which may be compounded with chronic illness and disease. The purpose of this session is to describe the experiences of music educators with auto-immune disease and/or chronic illness, how their disease impacts and influences their work, and what they want colleagues to know about living and working with illness and how they can be supportive. Clinicians will provide strategies for navigating teaching with chronic illness, self-advocacy, and seeking support.
Learning Objective 1
Identify and describe approaches for navigating a work-life balance.
Learning Objective 2
Identify and describe approaches for self-advocacy and communicating these professionally and effectively.
Learning Objective 3
Identify and describe avenues for music educators to seek support from colleagues.