I have had about 16 student teachers in my career as an educator. Since I have retired, I still work for a small college in the Midwest. My job there is to supervise student teachers in the field and help evaluate them. This is their last stop before setting out on their own into the real world of teaching others.
If your child is a budding artist, and you’re not satisfied with the art education program he or she has at school, there is another option. The Pensacola Museum of Art is now offering an after school program.
Kameron is my five year old son. When we travel the back roads of Harris County I occasionally let him slip into my lap and drive the car. He loves this but it literally drives his mother bananas. He places both hands on the wheel and off we go. I believe in letting my children make mistakes so they can learn from them. So, occasionally we leave the road. Sometimes we cross the center line and these are opportunities for me to teach. Sometimes I have to grip the steering wheel to save a good neighbor’s mailbox. Kameron wants me to let go because he thinks he can drive the car without my help.
Manage to be well organized at all times. Make use of labels and folders to make your job easier. Segregate all the paper works as soon as you can and develop a systematic resources for teachers. This way you will not loose track on the things that you should give more attention to.
You see, most beginners have very unrealistic expectations. They think it’s going to be easy and they’re simply not prepared to put in all the necessary time and effort. Then they get frustrated and discouraged.
Okay so you have a very general understanding of the music you want to play since this was one of the deciding points of the type of guitar that you picked out. In essence you will now start to narrow down music within that overall style so that you can then get a better clue what type of music and music books that you will need to support your overall desires.
There are no easy answers to these questions. That’s what life is like – no easy answers. But life is often like that. It is the thinking about it that is important. That is the message in this exercise. The Thanksgiving lesson is secondary, but it will be better remembered because the class were allowed to come to their own conclusions and to put it in context of modern life.