Sally Schneider retires, receives choral room dedication – Sally Schneider’s favorite moments of her 32-year career teaching choral music haven’t been winning the Teacher of the Year award, or a particular concert, or even her choirs doing well at a competition. Her favorite moments have been seeing the impact of her teaching on the hundreds …
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Schneider knows from her teaching experiences how important the role of a teacher is. Her advice for any future teacher?
“Make sure that you love people and respect people and feel responsible for their development. And if you do, then you’ll take whatever your medium is and whatever your subject is, whether it’s art history, English, calculus, music, and that’s going to become a tool to build a better person. It’s not about test scores. Those matter, those are doors that open opportunities for you, but ultimately we are building people.”
A significant number of young people today, when they enter the workforce, will never have been exposed to the valuable skills that come with arts education and specifically the theater experience. This is a missed opportunity.
Arts funding has been under attack for years as schools look for ways to increase funding for the core subjects. Want another science teacher? We’ll have to cut an art teacher. Or the music teacher. But there is growing evidence that the arts are a necessary part of education, and STEM education in particular.
In the world of professional theatre, the stage manager is the one of the most important players. The most important job of the Stage Manager is to maintain the artistic integrity of the show once it has opened.
A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his product through stories instead of benefits and bullet points, sign-ups went through the roof.