A few months from now, when the new school year starts, your students arrive at your music classroom and they find a music classroom set up with enticing and engaging music centers.
In just a few weeks after school starts, each of your classes is excited as they walk through your door, motivated to apply musical concepts.
Within a month, your classroom is running smoothly, with little to no management issues. Your students have ownership over their learning, as they are able to choose activities and explore on their own.
Imagine that, in March, when burnout is typically very real, often sapping much of the joy from your teaching, you are actually excited to go into class each day knowing that you will be able to create authentic interactions with your students while showing real growth and progress on their report cards (and without spending hours after school, getting materials ready!)
So much is possible when you use a more student-centered method that allows your students to gain confidence and skill through choice and determination: giving them agency, while facilitating their musical growth!