Monday, September 23, 2013

Awesome Teachers! MR (His initials...)

Lets talk about one of my favorite colleagues...
He is a former middle school and now high school band director.



I have personally seen him rebuild two totally different and separate programs. How?

He believes that every child matters! 

This is obvious in the way that he gives time to all kids...
He spends time pushing those who already have the skills and making musicians out of those who have minimal skills...

He has command of his content...

He is personable..
He makes his students laugh...
He is willing to laugh at himself...
He creates positive bonds...
The kids want to do for him...

He doesn't listen to those who say something is impossible...He knows that it is not...

MR (his initials not mister)...is an amazing educator...

His secret...

He believes in all kids' capacity to learn!

When times are tough...when the demands seem overwhelming...
Remember that you are here for the kids and you will persevere.