With increased demands on music teachers such as responding to students’ heightened needs during a pandemic, increased physical safety needs related to the pandemic, and the pressures to have concerts again, and new curriculum development, while still teaching students their content, music teachers are increasingly becoming overwhelmed. Therefore, it is vital for music teachers to streamline their program by focusing on the program’s mission, vision, and identity. It is important to realize what is essential to the success of the program and what is extraneous. By revisiting the goal and purpose of the program then focusing only on those tasks that support the mission, music teachers can simplify their role as a music educator through encouragement of support tasks, delegation of items that can be done effectively by someone else, revamping tasks that can promote the mission but do not right now, or discarding those items that do not support the program’s goals.
Learning objectives: by the end of the webinar, participants will be able to
• Discuss the purpose and need for an objective overhaul
• Identify the 2-4 words that encapsulate the mission, vision, and goals for their program
• View their program from “the outside in” by identifying specific tasks that can be encouraged, delegated, revamped, or eliminated