“I didn't realize until getting here just how much Roosevelt prepared me for so many things. Every crazy assignment, every stressful morning feeling like I understood nothing going into class that day... it all definitely paid off. Lately, I'm constantly thinking back to ‘Issues in Music Education.’ The classroom management that we focused on in that class has been unbelievably helpful in getting my year off to the best start. One of the most important things I learned in my entire time at RU was that your management and your routines will be learned from day one, whether you teach them or not. My students, from the 6-year-olds up to the 11-year-olds, already very clearly know my routines and are learning how best to follow them, and because of that, I'm able to trust them with instruments and music games in the room. It was even to the point that my first graders knew the expectations so well that I was able to give them instruments in their second music class, and they were FANTASTIC with them!
This job is crazy. This job is fun. This job is tiring. This job is wonderful. This job is unbelievable. Thank you for preparing me for this.
Ellie Knoll - Bachelor of Music Education 2018