Submitted by Kristin Lukow, Nebraska
Idea posted 2005-05-27
I have more success in rewarding the students who remember their recorders instead of punishing those who forget. We all forget, and some of the children have more to deal with at home than they should. Knowing they have a safety net is a bit of grace in their life.
If they experience music on their own recorder that they remember or on one of my loaners, it really doesn't matter. Learning is what matters. Yes...I want to teach, acknowledge, and reward responsibility. I do that by complimenting and making a big to-do about all of the responsible students who remember. The forgetful students get the hint and want to be rewarded too!