The fundamental quality of a good leader is love. Without love or compassion you will not be able to convince a child of anything. It is this fundamental quality that they respond too in a positive way. It is absolutely crucial that school leaders show this quality without any reservations. Showing children that you really care about their welfare is what matters. Love will teach a child self discipline. Instead of saying, “Go get your homework done”, say “Let’s get your homework done”. That’s right, do it with them. Whatever you take an interest in, your child will take an interest in and try to outdo you. Let them do it, the rewards are awesomeness! 😉 The best part about this process is finding things that you do not understand and letting your child teach you. When they do this, then they really feel like they have done something.
I also want to point out how a lack of love and compassion can be detrimental to children. It all starts with the leadership and funnels down from there. Although Connie Hathorn and Doug Hiscox (Youngstown City School Superintendents) make almost $100,000 a year or better they could not even put up a $20 sign on a very dangerous hill to protect children. Tell me what motivation do the children have whenever these losers will not address their biggest concerns? They brag how they provide counselors to the children in school and did everything for a big show after Faiths death yet they never provided a counselor for Harley who tried to save his sister. They do not understand what is meaningful and it is time they were removed from this office and replaced with people who really care about children and their welfare.
Learning an instrument stimulates the mind. You can recall things faster because of melody. Music is mathematics, art and science combined into one. Learning an instrument is one of the best forms of self discipline. Learning songs stimulates the memory mechanism in the mind. The Youngstown Angels will be discussing ways to get the children guitars and drums in their next meeting. Currently I am teaching a few guitar and one on the drums. If I get a lot of students I will teach them live virtually.
Love + Music = Good Grades and a higher intellect. We remember things better with associations and exercising the memory. Love and music will make your children smarter, stronger and happier! 😉