October 29, 2014
Working with my teaching team in El Sistema Aeolian, I’ve come to realize just how much reflection, training and creativity we all need to add to our skill sets. Since children, youth and adults aren’t often taught how to learn/teach, when given the role, they often fall prey to reflexes they experienced. Old fashioned didactic approaches ensue. “We’re going to learn” or “I’m going to teach” often result in a top down approach of “repeat after me” or “not like that”. What a revolution we need! I’m committed to developing a training program for this.