Why We Teach (and how NOT to burn out)

Sara @ Sara's Music Studio:

Here are some words of wisdom for music teachers from one of my new blogging friends, Kristin Phillips at Small Town Music Lessons. I needed this today. Thank you, Kristin!

Originally posted on Small Town Music Lessons:

I have been asked to write an article for a publisher working on a book.  Here is my section as a work in progress, from the heart.  :)  And since I am sick at home, I thought I’d get to work on it.  :)

Wallpaper9Teaching has to be organic.  If teaching isn’t already a part of your drive, something you desire to spend your days doing, you will burn out.  We all have had times we didn’t want to go to work.  Often, the reasons vary as much as the personalities between the teachers.  Maybe it has been a long week, maybe the parents have requested one too many times to reschedule, or maybe the kids simply won’t practice the assignments you’ve carefully jotted for them to follow… but in the end, do we really enjoy teaching?  What drives us?

I have been teaching since I could talk.  I used…

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One response to “Why We Teach (and how NOT to burn out)

  1. Thank you, Sara! :) I am so thankful we found each other’s blogs. :) Your articles are always so helpful for myself and my students. Have a wonderful day!

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