How To Keep Kids In Choral Program?
Date: May 5, 2014
I am in my fifth year of teaching, third year in the school district as a middle school chorus teacher (6th grade chorus and a combined 7/8th grade chorus) and I am wondering if you have any tips on how to keep the retention from 6th grade into 7th grade. I have tried really hard to appeal to all the students' interests, singing popular songs at the end of classtime, creating a fun atmosphere through different icebreakers/conversations, and of course, emphasis on how to sing properly and learning how to read music. I feel like I could be doing something different, but I am unsure of what. Any advice?