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Re: Athletics vs. Band
Great! I will just continue to work hard and do what I can. I can't beat my head against a wall. I was asking for suggestions. I understand I cannot change "American culture." I want tips on what you do in your programs to engage your kids more and make it known that band counts too. Thanks for the sarcasm and tips.
You're asking to change American culture, which values physical prowess and attractiveness over academic pursuits and intelligence.
When you can figure out how to do that, you'll be a multi-trillionaire because you'll literally have changed the world.
Ok I think we may have digressed a bit or I didn't explain it better LOL. Coaches work well with us for now. Its the kids who choose athletics over band. Their priorities are athletics. I feel like they have more fun in athletics than in band. I give grades for sectionals, test weekly on a music assignment, and give grades for performances.
I would like suggestions on how to change that mentality or that thought that athletics is more fun (if there is such a thing). LOL. They are loyal to athletics, don't miss deadlines for athletics and truly love it. What am I doing wrong?
Our kids nowadays shut down with pressure. I am noticing that more this year than in prior years. Being firm and setting strict expectations overwhelms them. So to me, they take the easy way out and they want to quit band or go to athletics where they enjoy it more. Suggestions or tips appreciated it. If I vented, I'm sorry. LOL.
Agreed, it's a principal issue.
If Athletics expects them for 8 hours a week, and you're asking for 1 of those 8...who's the unreasonable one in the situation?