Recognizing students for their achievements is not only a nice milestone for the students, but is also thought provoking for the teacher. It makes us think about what goals we have for students, and which ones are most important.
When I was a kid, we had to play at several small recitals each year, and one big recital at the end of the year, where we would be presented with a pin showing how many years we had studied at the music academy. It was a nice little reward, as I recall.
Do you use simple pins, certificates, and awards–or perhaps you like to use other means? Â It would be great to hear your thoughts and experiences in recognizing students. Just add a comment at the end of this article.
One thing I do (pretty much the only concrete award, really) is give [···]