Re: Band class sizes...
Posted by Me on 5/15/2020, 11:40 am, in reply to "Re: Band class sizes..."
Well, homeschool your kids, then. Nearly every single student has at least one aide, or part time, or long term sub, or "guest teacher" in a school. |
As a parent - that is not acceptable. My child deserves an education that isn't administered by an aide or part time.
A - I'm expecting a lot of attrition this year in general. Several parents have told me they're withdrawing their kids to home-school "since that's all we're doing anyway" and a bunch of kids will quit band if they don't get to have class with 50 of their best friends.
2 - sounds like your admin needs to hire 1 more band director.
D - do you have the facilities to have more than 3 groups of kids? Even if they don't have a band director with them the whole period. You could have an aide, or a teacher who needs 1 more period to fill their schedule, who will babysit the kids. One of the band directors trades with that person throughout the period. There's always an adult in the room, and if you put the right kids in those groups they'll still be productive.