Schools have typically supported our students’ emotional needs in real time through counselors, educational programs, and direct teacher outreach. Over the last challenging 12 months, those needs have heightened and, especially in remote learning, addressing them has been a challenge for our educators. Today’s episode shares a unique way that schools can support children’s emotional needs as well as remedy Zoom fatigue! Make sure to listen all the way through for a special treat at the end of the episode.
About Our Guest: Jared Campbell, Singer/Songwriter
Jared Campbell is an award winning singer/songwriter from Upstate New York and has been traveling the country performing for thousands of people and hundreds of schools over the past decade. He’s shared the stage with Jason Mraz, The Zac Brown Band and even Journey! His music has also been featured on MTV and he’s been acknowledged by Billboard Magazine as one of the top independent musicians in the northeast.
His main focus is allowing his music to impact the lives of his listeners by experiencing joy, finding comfort through pain, and looking past obstacles towards living a better life. His songs are said to be uplifting, thought provoking and emotionally heartfelt. Jared mixes humor, stories of life on road and personal experience to relate to the audience set before him. Young people have walked away with life changing experiences such as finding their true passion in life, appreciating others around them and ceasing to bully those that are different, stopping their attempts at suicide and forming life lasting relationships with the friends and family surrounding them.
He pursued a career in music from an early age, which earned him spots on national stages with many top performers. He was thrust into the school system in 2006 when he saw the need for character education through the power of music. He recognized that his songs spoke to the heart of the issues that many young people were facing including suicidal thoughts, self harm, bullying, troubles at home etc. Since he began performing in schools he has literally crossed state lines from the northeast to California speaking for thousands of young people and has had the opportunity to be the keynote for many national and state conferences with groups like HOSA, 4H, FBLA, Prevention Links, School Counselor Associations, HOBY and the list goes on. You can find him at jaredcampbell.com.
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