Your Program, Your Kids, and Yourself: Navigating a Fulfilling Career Teaching in Title 1 Schools

Saturday, January 30, 2021
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Music teachers within under-resourced schools are often asked to put the success of their programs, students, and schools before their own well-being. Burnout and stress are a common result. This session will feature a panel of Title 1 music teachers discussing the ways they have learned to advocate for the resources their students deserve, dismantle deficit thinking, develop responsive teaching strategies that better serve their communities, and work to take care of their own well-being.
Kate Fitzpatrick
Learning Objective 1
Participants will explore deficit models of under-resourced teaching, challenging existing stereotypes and brainstorming ideas for how our programs can better build upon student strengths.
Learning Objective 2
Participants will discuss common challenges as well as rewards of teaching within under-resourced schools, including strategies for overcoming these challenges.
Learning Objective 3
Participants will share strategies for avoiding and navigating teacher stress and burnout.
Target Audiences
Choral, Elementary, Strings, Band, General Education