When asked if you know who your current state
senator and/or representative are, your reply is a) “Good question.” b) “I think I know, but let me double-check.” c) “Yes, I know the names but not much about them.” d) “Yes, they’ve already heard from me about an issue.”
Which best describes the written correspondence
(e.g., email, letter) you have had with your senator and/ or representative. a) I’m on a first-name basis with at least one of
You have been approached by your supervisor
to participate in an advocacy event where you will talk to decision-makers about the benefits of music for young children. Your first thought is
their staff members. b) You’re kidding, right?
a) “That sounds scary but if you give me some guidance I’ll give it a shot.”
c) I’ve considered writing but don’t really know how the process works.
b) “Do you need me to help train others? I’ve done this before.”
d) I’ve made contact on at least one occasion
c) “Isn’t there another committee or task I can
about an issue.
help with?” d) “I’m happy to go as long as I don’t have to do the talking.”
You are just settling into your seat for a 2-hour flight
when the person next to you asks, “What do you do?” After you respond, the questions begin. You think a) “I don’t mind sharing but now I’m ready to listen to the playlist I ceated before this flight. Let’s wrap it up.”
An agency that you work for has asked you to
give a presentation about music therapy to their foundation board. You see this as a) a little bit of a daunting task but doable, as long as you can confer with colleagues for help and practice.
b) “So far, so good. I hope I can answer all their questions.”
b) an ulcer in the making. Is there someone else who can cover this one?
c) “Bring on the questions. I love these
c) no sweat. I love doing this sort of thing and
opportunities for education!” d) “I wish I’d said I was a dental hygienist.”
could do it in my sleep. d) this could be fun. I have little practice with this but welcome the chance to be in front of a new group.
imagine 7(1), 2016
In this issue, over 70 authors from 12 countries share their dedication and passion for early childhood music therapy with imagine readers....