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Re: POLL! Music "Appreciation" class
Haven't had to do this in a long time, but I did early in my career. I'm generally a positive, upbeat guy about most things in education, even some of the "silly stuff", but this is a BLACK HOLE. If the kids had ANY appreciation of music, they would be in band (or at least have given it a try). Or maybe they tried it and just didn't like you (or the way you taught, especially if you had a pretty "disciplined" group). And the kicker is...if you are somehow the second coming of "Captain My Captain" Robin Williams or Mr. Tibbs or whoever and make this class FUN and EXCITING and worthwhile...well, great, now more kids will want to drop band to take this FUN easy course.
Dead end either way - I hope you are able to convince your admin that your services could be put to much better use elsewhere.