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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000046.txt from 2002/06

From: "Lacy Schroeder" <LacyS@-----.org>
Subj: RE: [kl] Teaching the 'students' of today
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 12:41:54 -0400

Jay Webler said:
> I would like to suggest that perhaps it is the child who is=20
> one being mean.
> When
> children disrupt a class and the teacher yells at them, who=20
> is the one being
> mean? Is it not the one who is showing absolutely no consideration to
> fellows students, or respect for authority.

My mother told me this once about confronting people who do something to
make you mad, but you're afraid to say something out of fear of looking
like a (insert swear word):

"If you have the nerve, THEY have the nerve."

I think it's very true and it goes with what Jay was saying. The student
has to do something out of line in order for the teacher to react in a
certain way. Cause and effect. And if they have the nerve and/or
inconsideration to act a certain way, then the teacher/parent should
have no qualms in correcting the behavior.=20

Thankfully, all of my students are old enough to know beter and are well
behaved in their lessons. I think they're pretty good kids. Not really a
behavioral problem, however frustrating all the same, but one in
particular has a hard time concentrating--but then again he's 15 and I'm
23 (actually not until July), pretty (I had a photographer come up to me
at a wedding this past Saturday and ask me if I have done or considered
modeling-it would make more money than playing the clarinet, for sure),
and female (this I know for sure). No comments, Tony! ;) It's so funny,
I ask him to play the etude I assigned him to prepare and he fumbles
around and stutters and fidgets before I have to tell him to just play
it already. =20

Lacy

Wow...the classical station in St Louis is playing "Casey at the Bat."

=20

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