The March and April annual madness... it's so real, and it's not something to brush off as a teacher! I learned that the hard way. If I'm being totally honest, I know I've driven away a few students from pushing makeup lessons too hard, and I have no one to blame but myself for thinking selfishly. I thought that making this video might help some other teachers out there who are struggling with the same thing during these couple of months every year.
For a long time, I felt guilty for feeling so selfish, but there's that Dumbledore quote I always think about: "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
Although, I guess this isn't so much about our abilities as much as it's about our feelings. But it's true--your character shows when you make a decision on what to do with feelings of selfishness.
Learn from my past mistakes and my current success. The success isn't in getting my students to practice--it's in getting my students to still enjoy music during crazy times. :)