This blog documents JAMM, an El Sistema-inspired program that developed from my Abreu Fellowship at the New England Conservatory in 2009/2010.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
JAMM's Youngest Teaching Assistants Give New Students a Boost
JAMM's youngest teaching assistants help new students learn how to play the violin during the first month of school.
Over 150 students have signed up for JAMM's after-school club at Glacier
Valley! Twenty-five of those students are new to Glacier Valley or the JAMM
program. These photos document a peer-mentoring program that acted as an
intensive Beginning Violin class to give new students a boost,
while making friends in their new school. What made it such a
success? JAMM students in Grades 3 and 4 signed-up to be "Teaching Assistants" for these beginning
students. I hope the pictures below capture the pride, community, and
relationship-building that occurred during those lessons.