Author: ericdunn

  • Actions proceed from our identity

    Oftentimes we want to change our actions, but we fail to understand that our actions proceed from our identity. Starting point I’m not perfect. You’re not perfect. That is an important first step in personal growth. Now that you have come to grips with that fact, you’ll need to decide what needs to change. Do…

  • 36th year of teaching

    On Friday I turned in my paperwork and officially completed my 36th year of teaching. So, what have I learned? Administrators Administrators make a world of difference. For 28 years I worked with administrators who, for the most part, were indifferent to what I was doing with the band. I remember telling an administrator about…

  • Being an Armor Bearer

    I’ve been thinking this week about being an armor bearer. My thoughts were provoked by reading the story of Jonathan and his armor bearer in 1 Samuel 14. You can read the full story here. Outlining the story There is a fight brewing between two armies. Jonathan is the son of the king. One day…

  • First year of teaching

    My 36th year of teaching is coming to a close and I thought today would be a good day to give educators some encouragement from my first year of teaching. And, yes, I can remember that far back. Keep your sense of humor If you are going to stay in teaching for more than a…

  • Planning a Concert

    Planning a concert is something that every band and chorus teacher has to do. For the most part, your university education doesn’t prepare you for what needs to be done. What follows is my approach to concerts that I have developed over the last 30+ years. When and where You want to do a concert,…