The Value of a Great Teacher

Excellent article on teachers.


by Keith Yancy

This past Wednesday, I had the opportunity to hear my 11-year-old daughter play in the PCCS orchestra concert.  As always, the kids did a terrific job, and played beautifully.

But as the concert went on, I found myself wishing that everyone in Plymouth and Canton could see and hear what I was seeing.

It was more than just the music.  The orchestras always play well, and I always leave wondering why our community isn’t more aware of these talented kids and the beautiful music they play.

No, what I wish everyone else could see is the power — the true “cause and effect” — that driven, passionate and caring teachers have on our kids. 

I saw hundreds — yes, hundreds — of kids, from middle-school age to high school seniors, not only playing instruments, but playing them with intensity, passion, and enjoyment.  Kids who obviously cared a…

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