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Posted by same boat on 1/8/2020, 9:08 am, in reply to "Re: Depressed
I'm in the same situation and this has been my attitude. I'm teaching my butt off to the kids in front of me and I've informed my admin I'm leaving at the end the year. I have little stress and sleep great at night!
Let it go.
Do your job as well as you can, and if the school doesn't want a competitive program, leave.
If you're willing to stick in with a suboptimal situation, communicate to admin that you're not going to be as successful as you need to be until (x), (y), and (z) are changed. You'll "do the best we can with what we have and the situation we're in."
If you work at a school where band isn't considered important, how do you handle your day to day?
I find it very difficult to find motivation knowing that I can't build the program. It doesn't matter how many kids I recruit or if I help kids grow as musicians. Students don't get placed in band or in the wrong classes.
I had to let go of about 100 kids this year because the counselors and admin refused to schedule them in band. They created a master schedule to help with testing. All elective classes are small this year.
I am really struggling with my personal motivation.