"Getting ____________ to practice is a constant battle." or "I really wish ___________ would practice more."
Of course we understand that skills are improved by practicing the skill and that's what needs to happen between lessons. BUT we also need to remember that students, regardless of their age, are human and I, being a human myself, have observed these things:
- We humans don't like to be TOLD what to do!
- Sometimes I don't want to practice either! :-)
- We humans DO like to please other humans who we care about.
- When the people I care about ENCOURAGE me, I want to please them more.
I ran across an article recently that will help me and, hopefully, help you to encourage in a loving, sincere, and supportive way. Please read it here:
But I Don't Have TIME!
I often hear students tell me that they didn't practice because they didn't have time. Are you sure? This might help you design your day so you find the time.