There is a certain ebb & flow to running a studio. Certain times of the year tend to be a race to the start … or finish, depending on the time of year. And, it can feel like getting balance is a pipe dream. In the past, these busy times were the ones that I’ve…
If you have read The Unfinished Lesson for awhile, you may have noticed that I write quite a bit about balancing priorities & creating a studio environment that works for the individual teacher. So, why am I so passionate about this topic?
This is my journey from stressed out teacher to successful studio owner!
Each September as my kids head back to school and I start teaching my students once again, I try to set up healthy habits. Especially since I know there are a few truths that come with teaching.
Read more to find out my top 12 tips to stay healthy during the academic year.
Well, it is week 3 of school & one of my kids has a cold. We are having more soup as a family & everyone is upping the ante in order to keep the cold from spreading. Except my son who has the cold & has taken to absentmindedly leaving Kleenex lying around on all the surfaces. Sigh. This is Part 2 of my top 12 tips to stay healthy during the academic year.
We have chosen a rewarding, but challenging profession. How does having a support system in place alleviate the negative, celebrate the good & help us be the best teachers & business owners possible?
Sometimes, we get an ache or a pain that just doesn’t seem to go away … or recurs on a regular basis. Part of it can be due to the office work. Sitting in front of a screen doesn’t promote great habits. Part of it can be due to how we play the piano. Part of it might be those heels that we love (or at least I used to). And, I think my dad may be right that the older we get the more our injuries from when we were young & invincible come back to haunt us.
This is my review on a resource to help alleviate those everyday aches & pains.
June. The weather is perfect for dinners on the patio, a fantastic fruity drink in hand, kids running around with their friends not to be seen for hours, visiting with friends in the extended evenings & relaxing in the sun (or shade, if you burn like I do).
Or, perhaps your June looks a little more like our home & you are ready for summer to be here.
These are the signs that your students or you are done … & what to do to keep the excitement going until the very last lesson.
This will be the last post of 2016. It has been a wonderful year of sharing ideas &, hopefully, helping you in your teaching & business side of your studio.
Back in my early years of teaching, one of my bosses pulled me aside one day and said, “Rosemarie, I don’t want you to be a great teacher. I want you to just be a good enough teacher.” Now, this is not normally what you would expect your boss to say regardless of your profession.…
It’s been a few years since I have lost my voice, but this week I lost my voice. I suppose I could have called in sick, but none of my students would have heard me on the video lesson anyway. What to do?
It may seem like the death-toll to a week’s worth of teaching, but (thankfully?) I have been in this situation before so I had some ideas of what to do. I dusted off the cobwebs & used several of the same strategies this week. Ironically, many of them are just good everyday teaching practices.