It is early in the school year and enthusiasm is high among students and teachers. Having some time apart in the summer allows everyone to recharge his or her batteries and get ready to make this year the best one ever. For those of us who have been teaching awhile we start to look ahead to the next phase of our lives. The energy and enthusiasm may still be there, but let’s face it, we are beginning to age and with that we have (hopefully) allowed our unbridled energy to transcend into wisdom and making more effective decisions.
Excerpt from School, Band and Orchestra Magazine, October edition.