Music Teachers, here is a post from a dear friend of mine that will help you find words to describe to help the rest of the world realize the value of what we bring to students. Be Inspired!
They say that the definition of “crazy” is to continue to do the same things and expect different results. If that is indeed the definition then what does that say about the American educational system? For years we’ve focused all our attention on what will garner better test results but is this really what should be at the focal point of a 21st century education? If I assist students in becoming better test takers, how will that better prepare them for a world that doesn’t offer them “fill in the bubble” choices? Is there a better way to serve not only our students but the world at large? I don’t claim to have all the answers but I do believe that we can’t successfully accomplish our goals for the “now” children who will all too soon become the “now” adults without including the arts.
As a Teaching Artist, I am…
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