Before class or rehearsal one day, write the following anonymous quote on the board: “Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of yourself every step you take toward reaching that goal.” Don’t say anything about it. Then, just before you start teaching, stare at those words for a few seconds to draw attention to them. At the end of class, tap the board as you look at those words again just before you offer some specific words of praise for what they accomplished that day. As wonderful as the sentiment of that saying is, making progress tangible in the minds of our students will make it ever more so.
Peter Loel Boonshaft, Director of Education
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