Re: NHS vs. Marching Band
Posted by And yet on 9/6/2018, 2:20 pm, in reply to "Re: NHS vs. Marching Band"
And yet those students need to learn now that choices have consequences. Right now it's just band or a club. Later in life those decisions are much bigger. Let them make bad choices now when it isn't as important. Yes, I know the psychology behind that but I also think some of that is an excuse made by helicopter adults. Should a student have to choose? Not in utopia. Might some of those students have to choose in order for the adults to wake up and realize there is a problem? Maybe. |
For example, I am letting systems put in place by my admin completely destroy a few performances. Why? Because I need them to SEE what their plans actually COST. Would it be great to avoid this? Yes. Will anyone be hurt by it? Only the admin thus the willingness to let it go.
At the end of the day, I would bet that 98%, (totally made up stat but based on my experience), would choose band thus forcing the hand of NHS. As someone said, band survives without NHS. NHS doesn't survive without band.
NEVER should a student be forced to choose. It is our job (the adults) to work out the situation and let the student know what to do. NEVER EVER force a kid to choose. They don't yet have the capacity to make rational decisions.
Let them choose. And remind them before they get sold a bill of BS that band looks much better on a college application than NHS.... And if they are so brainwashed as to throw away years of musical experience for a "club" peace out...
For the first time in my career I am having serious conflicts with our NHS sponsor. I am having kids come tell me they can’t be in band because they have to “choose” NHS or Band. Their meetings are during after school practice (once per month for members and 3-4 times per month for officers). Their service projects are on Saturdays (contest days).
Anyone else having this issue? I have tried talking to the sponsor and it has gone nowhere.
Thanks in advance for any advice.