The Importance Of A Career After High School

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Throughout high school, I did not have much direction in regards to what I wanted to do with my life. I had bounced around ideas of possible careers, but nothing seemed to fit. I knew that I loved my summer job as a camp counselor. However, that is not a profession I could maintain after high school. What made that job so rewarding were the experiences I shared with my campers when they accomplished their goals. I would celebrate with campers after they finally made it to the top of the climbing wall, I witnessed the amazement that would fill another camper’s face when they shot a bull’s-eye for the first time at the archery hut, and I experienced their joy and camaraderie while everyone sang old camp songs around the weekly campfire. When …show more content…
Music gives students opportunities to create works of art and reach new achievements. Whatever a student decides to accomplish can be as small as learning a scale, or grand as helping their band finish best in class at a marching competition. I want to make sure that my students will work hard and be proud of whatever they accomplish, either as a band or in their own musical endeavors. Additionally, I feel that as a teacher, my job is to help my students achieve their musical goals. For some, that may mean placing first chair in the All-State Band. However, other students may have goals of just having fun with music and spending time with their friends. In that case, I would need to make sure that I am providing enough one-on-one rehearsal time for the student who wants to make to the top at All-State and provide an enjoyable and productive environment for the students who want to have fun with …show more content…
While I was working with a clarinet section in a high school band during their band camp, I noticed that my frustrations often transferred to the students and ended up affecting their attitudes. The students were then less motivated to learn and had trouble focusing. To help them feel better about what they had accomplished and to possibly improve their attitudes, I decided to end rehearsal on a positive note by reflecting with them on all the progress they made that day. I immediately saw their attitudes turn around once I reminded them how much hard work they put in and how much they improved. As a result, the students ended up leaving the rehearsal happy and excited for the next day. When I become a teacher, I hope this lesson of keeping a positive attitude with my students will stay with me as I constantly strive to become a better

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