Students come in and get help, work on stuff we are doing in class and play with students from another class period that they never get to play with. They can also take this time and work on stuff that isn't related to what we are doing in class. Its less structured than a normal sectional would be, but it works for us.
Mandatory sectionals were a losing battle in my community for multiple reasons. So I changed it to something that did work. We must get all of our work done in class, or it's not going to happen. Which means I have to be on top of my students and rehearsal time.
: When pass-offs are done during that after
: school time and they aren't there then it's
: pretty easy. Though I would need more info.
: Kids missing for other activities? All fine
: arts moving out of the school day to after
: school only?
: If there is no support for after school time
: and the building has little interest in
: excelling I would work my butt off during
: the school day and be the first one out the
: door when the bell rings. If there is no
: support from admin then do your job and call
: it a day. Spend time with the dog or the
: yard or the golf course and enjoy life a
: little more!
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: You cannot fail a kid for not participating.
: Check the UIL/TEA side-by-side. If they are
: passing all their music off and doing well
: during class, you cannot fail them for not
: participating in after school rehearsals.
: You can give them a 70 and let the other
: class grades do they work.