• Learning Project,  Week 5

    Fender Bender

    Welcome back to my guitar journey! As always, I have used FenderPlay for the purpose of this week’s lessons. I am definitely in need of some adjustment to my goals. When I first started I said that I would spend 3 hours a week learning the guitar, however, after understanding the pain I would go through from playing so much (see GIF), I think we need to dial that back. As of today, I will practice a course until I memorize the sequence of the notes and play to the tempo. I am finding that by not spending the extra time on these courses, I am falling behind on skills…

  • Teaching Philosophy

    Teaching Philosophy

    Relationships To me, relationships mean everything. They make it easy to attend your job every day. They reduce your stress levels related to your work. They reduce the need for intervention when it comes to classroom management. They allow your students to learn and for you to learn from them. They also create an ideal classroom environment in which the teacher respects the students and vice versa. The easiest way for a student to learn is through the teacher-student relationship that exists. Without this, for example, students may feel deterred from asking questions, which could lead to misunderstanding of information in my class. Relationships also allow us to learn how…