They listened to me! All of these years, they have been listening and are communicating a story without my help. It was perhaps the most beautiful thing I have experienced as an educator.
Why not reach out to your feeders? Isn’t it better to let them know that they are wanted than not? Wouldn’t it ease the transition just a bit more if the students knew for certain that the new music teacher had a place for them?
the lack of courses on practicum and classroom management is astounding…
One student had a lesson that was much too long for us, so he will definitely need to work to bring it down. Another student had a lesson that was much too short. So pacing is another thing that we will work on.