Happy Monday, everyone! Starting Monday posts are back in action, just in time for school to start!

I read this quote after having read an article about why teachers should read more about leadership than music. When considering the leadership aspect of our job, we are not only teaching concepts and skills, but we want our students to be the best versions of themselves, whether they think our class will lead them to that or not.

At the start of this school year, ask yourself these questions:

  1. What do I want my students to know?
  2. How do I want my students to act and behave?
  3. How will the experiences in my classroom translate to their future?
  4. What do these students need?

When you know the answers to these questions, you’ll be able to lead your students more effectively.

Have a great first week back, and challenge yourself to be a better leader this year so that your students will be better musicians and young adults!

How are you leading your students? How are you teaching leadership skills? Leave a comment below, or continue the conversation on Twitter @LindsayBrazell.

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