After thirty-three years of teaching at one school, Mrs. Peddicord retired the same night that I graduated junior high. She left the community, and I have not seen her since. To this day, though, I still draw from her numerous parables, quips, and admonishments to bolster my success. My loves of music and of learning have not been quenched, and they have grown inseparable. Music is a relaxation from coursework, and coursework deepens the beauty of music.
After discovering music therapy, I fell in love with the idea of working with children on a one on one basis. I believe my gentle nature has lead me to want to work on a one on one basis, instead of a full classroom. One of my biggest inspirations, for following my dream to become a music therapist was my high school chorus director, Linda Tieman. She brought me to Ohio University, and helped me to further explore music therapy. Mrs. Tieman introduced me to an Ohio University alumni, Jessica Lucas, who graduated with a music therapy degree.
As a future teacher, I will always have good intentions for my students. I will recognize their abilities and encourage growth while having a positive approach. I will teach in a variety of ways that is beneficial to my students. If they are having difficulties learning the material, I will change my teaching strategies until progress is achieved. I will include every student; the quiet will be heard, the misunderstood will be redirected and the gifted will be rewarded.
Music education provides personal benefits to students that enrich their lives. In the study of perceived benefits of music by Dimitra Kokotsaki and Susan Hallam, it was found that “participating in an ensemble enhanced feelings of self-achievement for the study’s participants, assisted individuals in overcoming challenges, built self-confidence, and raised determination to make more effort to meet group expectations regarding standards of playing” (12). In an ensemble, every member is equally important, from the first chair to the last chair. Thus every person must be able to play all of their music and be ready for anything. When one person does not practice their music and comes to rehearsal unprepared, it reflects upon the whole ensemble.
She also believes it is important to offer students unique opportunities to grow and explore which is displayed through her Philosophy of Music Education. In addition to the role change language use changes. The teacher is the audience member of the form but the committee becomes the audience once the form is filled
While there are positive messages in many songs and films, the amount of negative content outweighs the positive. As a result, teachers are treated with less respect from their students because of the messages about them conveyed in music. As Victor Wooten discusses, music is powerful and has the ability to communicate messages uniquely through emotion. To create positive images of school teachers, musicians are responsible for using their platform
I am interested in developing well-rounded students and believe a student’s education extends beyond the classroom. I am regularly available to both current and former students for academic, professional and personal advisement. I do not expect perfection but I ALWAYS expect EXCELLENCE and I am consistent in giving them the tools they need for success. All of the aforementioned brings me to my teaching philosophy, which is simply: Students
My observation paper is going to be about my trip to Kansas City Sporting. On my way there I was thinking on how I should speak more and not be shy to talk to people. So on the first day of tryouts everyone there was very friendly I met every single coach and every single player that plays for that team. At first I though everyone was going to be rude and not even speak to me but it turned out the opposite. When I got on the field I was expecting for everyone to be friendly on the field as they were off the field. But instead I didn’t even get to touch the ball and when I did them would always give me bad passes so I couldn’t even control it right. In my mind I was like what am I doing here. There was no way I’m going to make the team if no
In my first day in school I was so nervous and anxious that even hesitated to enter the class. Then the teacher came out from classroom and tried to calm me and said that everyone nervous in the same way and even he does. At first, he was terrifying to me, however, in the coming days, I saw his amiable character. Not all children come to class eager to learn, however, my first teacher was the kind of educator that had the capacity to make his class enthusiastic as well as important. His passion about the subjects he taught made the class fun and easy to learn.
Another thing is some teachers really don’t love what they 're doing. They 're just there to collect their paycheck and leave. You hear all the time about teachers who just give busy work and don’t take the time to actually teach. Now being in college though I can see a huge difference in the teaching of the teachers. They actually care about what they 're teaching you and are willing to help you if you need it.
One study showed that the emphasis of high-stakes state tests negatively impacted music programs in the form of decreased instructional contact time and the requirement for music teachers to teach outside of their subject area. Amid the many recommendations made to music teachers on how to promote, advocate, and protect their programs, information about how far-reaching the actions music teachers currently take is scarce. Themes related to school administrators ' support of music programs included funding, facilities, scheduling, growth and innovation, professional autonomy, and valuing music programs and music teachers. The efforts made by over 90% of general music teachers in the sample included using performances or other music events to
Practice: I decided to go to my field site for the first time on a Wednesday. I met one of my friends at her dorm around 3:30 so that I could walk with her to the fields. This was a bad idea on my part. She said we were running late and that we had to run there, however I haven’t exercised since my freshman year in high school.
Walt Whitman once wrote, “The past and present wilt— I have fill’d them, emptied them, And proceed to fill my next fold of the future.” Teachers leave a permanent mark on a student’s education for the rest of their lives. Teachers are like a key to the treasure chest of education. You just have to realize and learn how to unlock it. “You need to take your teaching seriously, you need to think about it, learn from your mistakes, consult with your colleagues, seek help, and be conscious of the fact that you need to function effectively as a teacher,” David H. Monk writes.
“Every student can learn, just not on the same day or in the same way,” George Evans. This quote is one that I wish every teacher would read, understand, and live by in the classroom. No two students are able to learn the same way and not every student has the same favorite subject. This means that not every student a teacher has in class is going to enjoy and understand what they are teaching. No student wants to be publicly humiliated in front of their whole class for not understanding a topic as quickly as their fellow students.
But I think that there are 3 main qualities that a teacher should have to be considered a good teacher. A good teacher guides, student, they guide us to make the right decision, even when it can be hard to figure out what is right. They guide us when times are hard and we don’t exactly know what to do. A good teacher protects us, in this world too many things can go wrong and our parents aren’t always there to keep us safe, especially at school. They step up and risk their own lives to save their students even when they don’t have to.