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Taking a break…

Posted on 10 June 2011 by urbanmusiceducation.org

Hi everyone. It’s been quite a while since my last blog post and quite frankly, I’ve been in a funk for a long time and did not want to post rant after rant on the blog for months at a time. So, it’s been stagnant and I apologize. I have come to  think that the blog needs a makeover. I’m thinking of dividing the student section and the professional section of the website and creating a more urban-kid-user-friendly links section for my class next year. I have actually been applying for charter school positions and may be abandoning the music tech lab and all of my incredible resources in favor of a more positive, energetic, creative, elemental experience.  I think the negativity and staleness of public education has burned me out. And not to be cliche….I feel strongly that the environment one works in can affect their health and overall well-being, which we know, as music teachers, is a precious commodity.

So, dear readers, please bear with me this summer as I try to determine what exactly constitutes a good length of time to take off and just live life for a while and when to get back to my professional life. While I’d like it to be with renewed vigor and passion, I’m not sure two months will be enough. We’ll just have to see.

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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Emily Says:

    I know how it can feel when you’re teaching in a negative environment, I’ve been there before. It really does take a toll on you. It’s amazing how some subtle changes can make a huge difference in the way you perceive your work environment. I hope that you have been able to shake your funk.

  2. Emily Says:

    Ah! I thought the year in your post date said 2012 but I misread. It seems like you have ,seeing that your other posts are more current, shaken your funk. Sorry about that. Feel free to scrap both of these comments if you’d like. I really should read more carefully! :)

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