While it is vitally important to share the good news about music learning with every facet of our society, the key people are those who are the decision-makers, the folks who have the wherewithal to influence curriculums, schedules, and the academic agenda of our schools. This issue will focus on how to address this "target market."
Learn how with better planning and preparation, the better the band experience for all will be.
Why do students love music class? Because it fulfills their greatest needs—connection, love, and belonging. As we return to our campuses this month, let’s try to be a little more vulnerable and connect at a new level.
More than any other area of study, one individual with a negative attitude will influence everyone involved in a music class/rehearsal. an individual with a sorrowful attitude can severely impede the advancement of the group; a musical organization is only as strong as its weakest member.
Learn about several enrichment experiences educators may want to explore incorporate relevant, real-life connection points including composer days, composition consortiums, guest artists, and concert camps.
I believe one of the reasons we become teachers is so that we can help our students reach their full potential. As we gain experience and develop as educators, we learn new methods and strategies to help our students gain success. However, we all have felt disappointment when a student gives up before reaching the top of the mountain.
Time management, now there's a subject worth some time. It's time to discuss this important element of success?
The first days of the school year are an opportunity for a fresh start, a new beginning, and an opportunity to once again ignite the flame for music. As music teachers we devote our lives to share our love for and knowledge of music with our students.
Learn about 25 things to help ensure your success, growth, and development as a music educator.
But how do our student leaders earn the respect of their peers to motivate them to follow? Are we preparing them to lead effectively as student leaders or do we teach them only how we lead as adults? There are some enormous differences, not the least of which is that they’re kids leading kids, not adults leading kids.