Theory was great; learning how to build scales out of tetrachords and why scale degrees have been given the names they have truly excited at least 2 students. They're seeing the big picture and loving it.
After yesterday's disciplinary discussion, I did a better job laying down some law today, and it felt fine. The first class I worked with has good and bad days, and today would have been good without my strengthened tone, but it was a great day with it. The second class I worked with just about only has bad days, but I began today's class by rearranging their assigned seats. They have been surreptitiously moving around and I've been letting them get away with it for too long; they were almost all sitting by their most distracting friends and things were almost out of control. Today, I decided on the spot to move many of them, and I'm very glad I did.
I also went to my first MS sporting events today. I wasn't able to stay very long, but I did enjoy watching them play. I've now been seen by many parents as a supportive and involved teacher. Cool.
O Weisheit (Arvo Pärt) - Taverner Choir