094 TSP Let’s Stop Breaking ALL the China!

Last week I presented a simple 4-part plan to start the new year successfully. This week I thought it would help to offer some suggestions for those times when our plans seem to fail or fall apart. Here is another 4-part plan to pick yourself up and get going again:

  1. Stop beating yourself up and expecting perfectionism.
  2. Stop breaking ALL the china! Salvage what you can from the situation.
  3. Figure out what happened and why you stumbled.
  4. Make a plan for the future that successfully avoids what caused you to stumble in the first place.

Start putting these four steps into practice today, and begin to build your streak!

Here are links to the resources I mentioned in the episode:

Episode 1 Teach Suzuki Podcast: What is the Suzuki Method and how does it work? How can a parent be a better practice partner at home in between lessons?

Episode 2: 6 Basic Philosophy Points of the Suzuki Method: These 6 philosophy points are the foundation to success on the Suzuki journey. It matters that parents know and believe these six philosophical points!

Episode 3: Are You Listening? This episode explores the scientific research behind the Suzuki Method’s requirement to listen to the repertoire being studied and learned, including experiments that suggest that the amount and kind of music we listen to will have an impact on our moods, attitudes, and physical states. The episode also discusses ways to add more listening to your day.

Episode 4: Top 10 Things a Suzuki Parent Should Know

Episode 5: How Parents Can Help at Lessons

Episode 6: How to Take Notes at the Music Lesson

If you have questions or answers or you would like to comment or leave me a voice mail, you can do so at (512) 537-6356. If you would like to send me an email, you may do so at paula@teachsuzuki.com. I welcome comments and questions about this episode and am interested in hearing about the perspective of other parents and teachers.

You may find more information and useful articles on my blog at: Teach Suzuki Blog.

Until next time,

Happy Practicing!

—– Paula —–

© 2018 by Paula E. Bird

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Reflections — Feel as a Child Does (R002)

We want our children to learn important school subjects, but children just want to have fun. How do we combine training with fun? Dr. Suzuki has a few ideas about this and explains why these ideas work.

If you have a comment or suggestion, you can leave me a voice message on my voicemail line at 512-537-6356 or send me an email at paula@teachsuzuki.com.

For more information and articles, visit my blog at:

http://teachsuzuki.blogspot.com.

Until next time,

Happy Practicing!

—– Paula —–

 

093 TSP Simple 4-Part Plan | Start the New Year Successfully

Here is a simple 4-part plan to start the new year successfully:

  1. set a daily goal (and write it down!)
  2. set a schedule (and write it down on your calendar or planner)
  3. ask for help (knowledge and accountability)
  4. keep track (find a way to quantify the goal, and then measure it)

Start putting these four steps into practice today, and begin to build your streak!

For additional help and resources, check out the following:

Teach Suzuki Blog

Suzuki Triangle Blog (with Christine Goodner)

Plucky Violin Teacher (with Brecklyn)

Building Noble Hearts Podcast (Suzuki Association of the Americas)

If you have questions or answers or you would like to comment or leave me a voice mail, you can do so at (512) 537-6356. If you would like to send me an email, you may do so at paula@teachsuzuki.com. I welcome comments and questions about this episode and am interested in hearing about the perspective of other parents and teachers.

You may find more information and useful articles on my blog at: Teach Suzuki Blog.

Until next time,

Happy Practicing!

—– Paula —–

© 2018 by Paula E. Bird

Join the Teach Suzuki Community!

If you would like to make a donation to support the Teach Suzuki Podcast and the blog, click here to donate.

 

Reflections — Happiness Develops Ability | Combine Interest and Training (R001)

Dr. Suzuki said that “happiness develops ability.” He relates the story of his young nephew’s difficulty learning to differentiate number 4 and 7 while learning his first ten numbers. Dr. Suzuki discusses the problem of combining interest and training so that the child can look at the child’s learning and see clearly.

If you have a comment or suggestion, you can leave me a voice message on my voicemail line at 512-537-6356 or send me an email at paula@teachsuzuki.com.

For more information and articles, visit my blog at:

http://teachsuzuki.blogspot.com.

Until next time,

Happy Practicing!

—– Paula —–