With 400% more experience than last time (sounds much better that way, don't you think?) I wouldn't delete any of the observations from my first lesson, but I would add two more:
- Maintaining discipline/focus requires constant effort.
- The kids will surprise you with what they latch on to and what they don't.
It's been an interesting stint and although I'm sorry not to be getting a full term of teaching, I think I'll be glad to get back to the comfort and familiarity of music ministry. Although I must admit that during the break I've advanced one composition further than any others to date...