The importance of positive teacher-student relationships in classrooms - The Educator Blog
Part 2: The Teacher-Student Relationship. Posted by laurie And it's unfair to your students when you're not at your best. The same is true. They are a one-on-one teacher/student relationship and not all Music lessons work best when the teacher is able to take the time to listen. Some of the best teachers out there have no degree in music to speak of. A great teacher/student relationship is symbiotic an evolutionary.
Teachers with advanced degrees may have a lot of knowledge about music, but is any of that extra knowledge really necessary to teach a student how to read music or play Mary Had a Little Lamb? Pedagogy is a class that teaches how to teach. I only had to take one semester of it at my school. Performance Ability The best performers are not always the best teachers. Teaching is a completely separate skill.
They may just need to know what you want from them. If the teacher is being too strict and your child is coming home in tears, tell them. Most teachers will be more than happy to change.
The worst thing you can do is fire a teacher before even telling them what your concerns are. For some reason, a lot of students think that taking a couple of music lessons will help them play an instrument.
The only way to get better is to practice. Your teacher is more of a guide than anything.
In the end, though, progressing is up to you. There is no way around it.
'I wish someone had told me the relationship with my teacher was not my fault'
It will be a complete waste of money. It develops after months and years of working together. After a while, progression starts to speed of dramatically. In order for this to happen, though, teachers need to be thinking. They need to be consistently striving for better ways to improve their teaching.
Is the student struggling with reading notes? If they are, a good teacher will find new ways to teach them. A good teacher would adjust each time they see a need.
Understanding Teacher Policies Every teacher is going to have different policies on how they handle make-up lessons and lesson cancellations. Some teachers just require 24 hours notice of a cancellation or reschedule. I used to joke about getting all my exercise hauling my instruments and baggage through airports, but it was actually true. It was hard work and it was aerobic, and it made me physically strong.
I did it often enough to equal regular workouts at a gym.
Also, for a few years I lived about three blocks from the grocery store, bank and post office, and walked to them almost every day, carrying home my groceries without the aid of a cart. I did this on purpose because it was great exercise.
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Teachers, likewise, should respect their students enough to refrain from teaching when sick. Technical Terminology Teachers need to know and use our technical terminology correctly and comfortably. We have to be able to spell and pronounce all terms correctly. This makes our teaching credible. One cannot teach a subject using language that is part of the material to be learned just as the dictionary definition of a word never uses the word itself.
You can explain key words and terms that are important, but constantly using unfamiliar technical terminology can cause eyes to glaze over. This is our own self-esteem issue.