Drum Lessons Make Students Aware of the Need to Listen to One Another

Eighth graders at Wickford Middle School In Rhode Island took part in an all-day event recently featuring nonverbal drum lessons and poetry, all with a focus on community and social-emotional learning. The event, called “Spread the Words: African Drumming and the Moving Poetry Project,” took place in the eighth-grade social studies classes and the gymnasium, culminating with a huge drum circle and posters or poems being hung around the school.

During the day’s event, “Spread the Word” sought to answer one question: Can sharing a learning experience together spread messages of cohesion and peace beyond our community?

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