We are reaching the end of a very unique school year, and I find my students are starting to "check out." When this happens, I find myself striving for new, fun projects to keep my students interested.
Teaching Tools for Accountability:
1- Sightread fun songs at the end of a lesson that students know. I suggest Disney, Star Wars, Holiday Classics, Marvel, etc.
2- I've put together a Zoom Recital to allow students to perform for their peers and stay relevant. Teaching at 7 different Middle and High Schools, my students do not get the chance to hear each other.
3- I had my advanced students watch a 10-minute video with a couple of different basic exercises for 5 days. This change in practice had my students thinking in different ways, and add new tools.
Practicing Tools for Accountability:
1-Practice Buddy! Having someone you trust listen and give feedback is one of the greatest aids. HIGHLY recommend
2-#100daysofpractice, I completed 100 days of practice a week ago. It was a great experience that not only created a strong routine of when to practice, but the quality of my practice also grew! I'm finally in the routine of recording myself every day and it feels AWESOME!
3-A Practice Log will help you see what you have and have not been practicing. It will keep you focused!
Only YOU can hold yourself accountable. Feel free to comment if you have any questions or want more information on these tools!