Based on your responses, you put a lot of emphasis on the music and technical side of your classroom. Your curriculum is down pat! But you aren't connecting with your students social or emotional needs.
You keep high standards for students and keep driving home the need to succeed! Competition is important to your program and students. Musical knowledge and skill is paramount.
Boundaries aren’t a bad thing! But you keep a real distance. You might not consider yourself “cold” but you don’t incorporate social or emotional skills into your curriculum.
You want diversity, equity, and inclusion to be at the core of what you do. Excellent. But the populations in your music program do not match the rest of your school or community. You know what you want to see in your programs, but have no idea where to start.
You might be popular around the school, but you can’t seem to hold onto the students who struggle. You know all the best practices for pedagogy, but somehow there’s always students who get frustrated and quit.
Your students know you are passionate about music, but they aren’t sure you care about them as people.
Yes, great! But you’re struggling with students who can’t seem to keep up. Nothing is “clicking” with them and they are probably going to quit. What happens to students who don’t meet your expectations?
Sometimes kids can’t handle your class and their emotions spill over. Ahh!!!
You can upgrade your program in three simple steps:
SET THE STAGE: Uncover the core values amongst your students, staff, and community with the power of data
ENVISION THE OUTCOMES: Create a values based mission and ultimate outcomes for your entire program that are grounded in equity and connection
CREATE AN INDIVIDUALIZED PLAN: Promote buy-in and prevent burn-out with personalized growth and implementation plans for each teacher
If you’re ready to stop hoping things will get better, ready to have a guide through a complete transformation, ready to sure up your program’s legacy, let’s get started today!
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