Thursday, September 26, 2013

Confidence through the Individual

In the choir classroom it is important to create an atmosphere where they feel safe to sing alone.  I've worked hard to build up students through individual interaction.  I explained how much I need them to model and demonstrate for the other students.  This had the greatest effect in giving them the confidence to sing for themselves.  And the class sings better and more confidently after the individual sings.  My goal is to eventually help all the kids to feel confident to sing by themselves in class.


  1. I like the idea that individual strength and confidence helps build up the collective.

  2. That's a very cool perspective. I'm wondering how that plays out in an English classroom where the individual can write by himself and if they don't share, it may or may not affect the community. Yes, there will be a gap or an absence. I suppose it will affect the community. Well done, John. Thanks for the bit of revelation.