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 teach music. THE ONLY WAY TO TEACH MUSIC IS TO TEACH MUSIC. They will feel good as they achieve excellence. Don't confuse job goals. Making kids feel good about being bad does them a great dis-service.
Encourage always, but only praise excellence.
No one said excellence = winning trophies. I said only excellence should praised. I didn't say awarded.
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
Re: Jefferson County Preview Anonymous,Tue Sep 18 5:15pm