Being a Savvy Music Teacher
Ok… today I’m going to keep this post short. (More of a reminder for myself than a statement for you! No rambling today, Sara. You have a long to-do list!)
This fall term, I’m making a concerted effort to define myself as a music teacher. Every morning I’m setting aside a little bit of time to do something that will help me hone my focus on why I teach music.
Here are a few things on my new morning routine list:
- Read every morning. Even if it’s only a few pages!
- Make personal notes and actionable steps.
- Take action: do something that helps define my purpose.
This morning I worked on clarifying my 5 Music Learning Objectives. (Yes, I’ll post about those someday.)
The book you see in the picture above is The Savvy Music Teacher, by David Cutler. I’m only 3/4 of the way into Chapter 1, and this book has already changed the way I view my role as a music teacher.
Seriously. It’s that awesome.
Here’s our reading schedule – click to download/print the PDF.
It was so much fun discussing our last book over the summer — we even had a live FB chat with the author. Hoping to do that this time too!
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