I had a post all ready to go about some issues I have had recently at work. However, the smart side of me knows I need to be careful when I put things out there for the whole wide world to read. It seems the only people who even read this don't even live anywhere close to me, but it's best to be safe. So...I'm going to just say this. I have had frustrations that come with teaching an auxiliary course. It saddens me. It angers me. I know it comes with the turf, and so I will choose to take the high road and just pray about it and keep my yapper shut.
To sum it up, I just want to close and say music matters. It is important in education. It does more than just provide a creative outlet for students, it literally improves their scores in core areas. Being in a musical ensemble also teaches life skills like teamwork and leadership that are crucial to being in a workforce in today's world. I pray that all educators everywhere would embrace this and show music and those who choose to give this gift to children respect! Because whether they can see it directly or not, what I do really will enhance what they teach in the classroom everyday. You teach science, so do I. You teach history, so do I. You teach math, so do I. You teach language arts, so do I. I could go on. You get my point.