I had a student once who was an enormous fish in this teeny tiny pond of little musicians who all looked up to him as if he were Heaven-sent to play cello with them. He was beloved in my program and really was a good cellist with great potential. But his arrogance was a huge issue for him as he began to compete for chairs in All-State and eventual college acceptance as a cello performance major. I remember thinking “Such a big fish may struggle in a sea of sharks once he gets to college”
Consider what role we as the educator have in this web of significance… Where do the students land in our own web, and how are we interacting with them as they create their own?
How shocking is it that most MusEd courses have no actual classes that teach classroom management?! So much of what we do involves classroom management and yet we don’t have any actual classes in it. So, that will be one of my big topics throughout the entire week.
Okay, another article review for today. Today I will be checking out an article on the transitions from primary to secondary school. Nigel A. Marshall & David… Read more “The Humpback Whale of a Transition – Another Article”