Also community based matches are able to go out and do things rather than just stay in one place. They get together two-four days during a month but are together for the whole day. The college club is similar to the school based mentoring program but on a much larger scale. The matches are required to stay together for at least a year however, the college students often decide to stay matched longer because of the impact that the “little” has on them. “ In 2011, only about 15 students were active “Bigs”, today more than 90 University students are mentoring 90 Dayton-area children each week to help them develop confidence, Improve academically and build better futures”(“Little Start, Big Impact” 1).
After completing my ninth year of music study, I longed for a change in my career. Sitting through an hour lesson as a twelve year old, brought little excitement to my week. My music teacher, because she knew where such obstacles lead, strongly encouraged me to audition for an accompaniment opportunity in my church. Successfully completing the audition and receiving the job revitalized me and an unexplainably consistent amount of favor began to appear. A few weeks later, I opened my own private studio at age 13 with two students.
DCI, an acronym that not too many people know the meaning of, but for those who do, you’ll soon learn that it is more than marching band. Started over three decades ago, Drum Corps International has “delivered the message of ‘excellence in performance and in life’ to over 7.2 million young people” (Drum Corps International About). That motif of excellence is echoed throughout their 60 day tour around the country. While learning their music, drill and visuals, the participants learn something more important, something that can’t be judged on finals night. Having to support themselves for more than three months on the road, the kids learn values and skills that they’ll use for the rest of their life, skills such as “the value of teamwork, improved self-confidence, meeting and working with people with diverse backgrounds and origins, and making new, lifelong friends” (For Parents).
This year my students had been taking a few weeks to finish a segment in READ 180 software. I have set a goal for everyone to finish a segment in one week. It has taken a few weeks, but almost all of them are now finishing a segment in a week and keeping their percentage scores up. Flexibility in teaching can be a challenge, but each year brings a new group of students; revising how I teach based on my students’ needs is something I value. I want my students to have a say in what they are learning so that they feel more engaged and willing to learn.
To be truthful, later on I experienced both sentiments from some of the most influential, heart-warming, absolutely awesome friends that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. This would be the year that our band would adopt its slogan, its mission statement: Band #1. Two weeks before school even started, the Hotchkiss High School Marching Band began its march to the state-qualifying competition in Delta. We worked four hours a day for five days, getting our fundamentals going and getting a feel for our new show. Once school did start, we started practice at 7:00 a.m. and went for two hours every day, working on music and marching.
On Wednesday I will be concentrating on Mike’s fitness and speed by telling him different tasks to do, each task will incorporate one on these components of sport. I won’t be working Mike for an hour solid I will giving Mike rests in between activities. First 30 minute of fitness and then 5 minute break and finally 25 minutes on speed. On Friday the training session will be based on his aim of improve
At least, one a week spend the last ten minutes of class filling them out. Ask yourself what are your weekly success. Did you make progress in your effort to listen more attentively to students' responses? If you would have to teach the same lesson for the parallel group for the second time you would use the same techniques or you made some changes? Going back periodically and reading your logs will be effective.
My grades had improved and I felt like a new person. I decided to finally talk to our band director about joining our school color guard. I never expected it to be easy, but there was nothing that could have prepared me for what was on the way. It all began in March where we spent the first couple of two hour practices learning how to march, marching in spot, marching in squares, how to dress and cover, and how to stay in step. After that began the summer sessions.
After great practice, Josh Clark learned to spell his last name. This may not seem like a grand accomplishment, but for Josh, it is. Josh has down syndrome. He attends weekly music therapy sessions and his parents are seeing great progress. Mother said, “Within a week, he learned how to spell ‘Clark’.
One way to address these skills would be during guided reading and guided math groups. During these times, groups are smaller and more intimate. I will assess my student’s progress weekly by using assessments, classroom observations and end of unit performance task to guide my instruction. I will also create a monthly incentives for attendance. If other classroom teachers agree, we could make it a competition between classes, where the class who has the highest attendance each month gets a reward.