The last three years have taught me that teaching music is not quite what I imagined. In fact, it is so much MORE than what I imagined. Music teachers teach with their voice, recorders, drums, xylophones, pianos, stringed instruments, body percussion, 5 gallon buckets, and whatever else they can get their hands on. We teach in rooms, in partial rooms, in trailers, in auditoriums, in gyms, in lunchrooms, on carts, in homerooms, outside, and in whatever space we're given. Music teachers are resilient and creative and love to tackle new problems.
In writing this blog, I've been able to connect with people along the way who have shared their ideas, questions, suggestions, and joys. You and I have had some real and honest dialogue that has inspired me to research more, think harder, and delve deeper. Blogging has also helped me to reimagine my own teaching practices over and over. I've been inspired to tackle new problems and rethink old ideas. Your encouragement and interest along the way has pushed me to do more and share more.
While the point of a teacher blog might be to share ideas and inform others, I think that YOU have been teaching ME all along. I just have to say: Thank you. Thanks for reading and commenting and for sharing in this journey with me. Thanks for three great years and a bright future ahead!!
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