A LYS campus leader asks the following:



This one has stumped us, so we’re leaving it up to you to clarify. Our choir teacher is playing the piano while the students are singing.  Is he considered to be in the Power Zone?


SC Response

That’s a good one. My answer…


It depends.


The Power Zone is simply proximity teaching or monitoring.  While students are in the classroom, the teacher is in close proximity to one or more them, teaching or monitoring student activities.


Which means we have to consider where the piano is located and how the students are situated. From a Power Zone standpoint, the piano is no different than an overhead projector / document camera. If the piano is between the students and the choir teacher and there is a noticeable gap between the piano and the students, this would be considered the lecture position.  Close the gap, or move the students to the teacher side of the piano, and the Power Zone is the likely call.


Hope this helps.


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