At the end of the year, participants in our A violin can change the world project gathered for steering committee meetings—a pleasant opportunity to look back at 2018 and plan for 2019. At six of our eight schools, the children, teachers and violin instructors have now settled in after their first quarter in the program.
Energized by the children’s enthusiasm and eagerness to improve, the teachers and violin instructors described the program’s initial impact on classroom behavior. At some schools, the two groups have already begun working together to share their observations on the students’ educational progress.
Planning, best practices for running the program, parent-teacher meetings, and evaluating and measuring the program’s impact were also on the agenda. At each new school, the experience of the first few months generated valuable insights that were extremely useful in planning for the next school year.
Attendees will gather to revisit these critical topics at a Foundation workshop set for March 16-17. During those two days, violin instructors and administrators from our eight schools in Switzerland and France will join the Foundation team to develop the core educational principles of A violin can change the world.