Learning should bring joy. I believe educators should work to increase a student's self-esteem and achievement. One of the amazing qualities that sets music teachers apart from most other educators is their willingness and ability to foster human connection in their classrooms. Significant learning cannot take place without significant relationships.
"Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they can become the best they can possibly be." -Rita Pierson