Melrose Leadership Performance Expo

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The Melrose Leadership Academy after school program students presented the 2016 Winter Performance Expo on January 20, 2016. I believe that I have photographed each performance expo since my daughter started MLA in 2009. If I am correct, this is my 13th.

A baker’s dozen

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The 2016 photo gallery can be accessed here. I have also included the Spring 2015 Performance Expo gallery.

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I enjoy watching our younger students prepare for their first assemblies. I enjoy watching them grow into confident performers.

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I also cherish seeing older students. Some of these older students I have been photographing since they were in pre-school. I wish our school system would create standardized tests that measured collaboration and presentation abilities. Our students would exceed expectations.

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Technology has changed since I first started photographing MLA students… and the marketing of photography products reminds us that “everything has changed about photography.”

But it hasn’t. Kids are still kids.

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And adults teach children how to find their place on the stage. Technology does not replace authenticity.

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Students learn how to perform and play from adults. Everyone works together. If there is a magical ingredient that makes all this possible, it is not something new.

 

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  1. […] this year, I shared some photos from previous expos. In the January 2016 post, I also wondered if educators could create a standardized test for collaboration. You have probably […]

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