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Posted by Just a guess on 1/9/2020, 12:12 pm, in reply to "Depressed
I'm guessing that your admin are ex special ed teachers or English teachers. this back ground really never gets it, many kids only come to school for elective classes. School s that have done this the test scores go down, attendance drops, and then they say we done all we can do...yes to make things worse.
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.