Posted by Mediocre BD on 1/17/2020, 9:40 am, in reply to "Re: Sparks"
Just to clarify, my goal is to put on a performance that our students will be happy with, regardless of their rating. It is NOT for a trophy. Last year, our students received their first division I in marching in over THIRTY years. They also received a division I in concert and sight reading for the first time ever last year in the school's history. We're talking over 50+ years. You can be successful at an F rating school. I live it everyday. So if any of you think this is about ego, I wouldn't have taken this job. |
Everyone, play nice!
This is Texas, we created the monster of competition. If there's a trophy to be won, someone is shooting for it.
Mark of Excellence
It's never been about the kids, it's about people's egos. If it were really about the kids, people would be willing to teach in the "tough" schools and never win a trophy.
Anyone can be successful at those top tier "Grade A" schools (you see it when people change jobs or retire). Can they do it at an underperforming urban "F" school?
Can we stop? "Successful at UIL, Successful at UIL, blah blah blah GET THAT ONE"
How about, instead, you teach your kids to be good musicians and to perform at a high level? In late March/April you have a couple of performances you're doing and then you have to play a kind of silly contrived game. Stop teaching to a test. Those trophies you play way too much stock in will come and, even better, you and the kids will enjoy it a lot more.