As the school academic year is coming to an end, many students will be starting summer vacation soon. It is a busy time of the year, as we prepare our students for that last audition/recital/jury/competition, before they take off for the summer. Most companies provide their shareholders and investors an end-of-year report, outlining the year’s activities and successes. As I gather information to put together my end-of-year Studio Report (using the Pages App on my iPad), I would like to share with fellow teachers some of my thoughts.
My Studio Report is separate from individual student progress reports. Although it is one more item on our never-ending “To-do” list, taking the time to write a Studio Report has many advantages, including:
1. Keep your current students
2. Attract potential new students
3. Important record-keeping for teacher certification/renewal [···]