1st...stay off this board nothing good comes from posting on here. You just open the door and invite conflict.
2nd...Only praise when something is worthy of praise! ENCOURAGE ALWAYS, but ONLY PRAISE THE EXCEPTIONAL. Praising mediocrity discourages ones will to achieve greatness.
Perhaps you should spend time with the exceptional to learn the difference between praise & encouragement and, most importantly, when to use each. Incorrectly using praise just creates teens who are blissfully ignorant of what they are truly capable of becoming. Example..."200 smiling kids"... Is that you goal as a Music Educator?; to create happy little children.
If your goal was to create "smiling kids" you succeeded; congrats! continue patting yourselves on the back.
Rant over....but that just my opinion I could be wrong.
If you were at the show, me so I can make it better! 636-586-1065 x38. Id love your ideas on how to improve it...and my band, and Id also invite you to spend a day with me at school so you could... more
Re: Jefferson County Preview Anonymous,Mon Sep 17 11:32am
I will have to say that I agree with Point #1. At one time, this was a true educational board where one could come and find useful information about upcoming events and even read some interesting... more
Sounds like you should be a school counselor and not a music educator. Our job is not to make children feel good. It is to teach them. Whatever the medium, marching, jazz, symphonic....the goal is to ... more
I didn't see Mr. Rapini or Mr. Blair saying anything about how great their bands were, only how educational the event was for their kids. That's what we are here for, is to educate our students. Why... more