Okay…a few things:
1. All this isolation people talked to me about with Western NE, I officially started to feel the impact of it. I really miss Omaha and friends out that way. I really want to take a day to go watch other teachers or compare curriculum, but everyone is so far from me OR have crazy different situations teaching K-12 band and choir (bless you, if you do). For those of you who did, how did you start in these tiny towns? My program is awesome with good kids, but as far as 20 some-odd year olds developing their own curriculum…lacking. I just wish we were closer to Omaha.
2. Along the same lines, I would LOVE a middle school curriculum buddy. I feel good about high school, but I realized my middle school just needs more direction. We need units. And more creative ways to run rehearsal. I’m starting to understand that I just can’t run it the same way as high school and expect the kids to be successful. My black and white brain isn’t generating the creativity in the classroom that they need. But curriculum buddy…let me know if you could help!!