Next week I am attending the Suzuki Institute in Columbus, Ohio for teacher training in Book two and three. I am really excited about this opportunity.
Since I moved to St. Louis, I haven’t been doing as much teaching as before. I learn so much from teaching every student, and I build on that knowledge for the next student. Since I have had less contact with students, I feel maybe I have forgotten some things. In addition, there may be many things that I never thought of before. I went to school for performance, not education. My teaching has always been based on my personal knowledge of performance versus a formal education in education. I’m hoping to recharge, refresh, and come home from the week with more knowledge and ideas in my teaching “toolbox” than before! I hope that everybody I work with benefits from this week, and I also hope that I will be able to go somewhere next summer as well to continue my training.
I feel very strongly about the importance of education past college and graduate school. I try to continue learning by reading magazines and books and by talking with colleagues about a variety of topics. I think it’s a wonderful time for me to continue my education in a more formal setting, and I hope the week is full of learning and enjoyment. I’ll let you know what happens!