Develop your career 21cMusician toolkit 21st Century Musician Virtual Bootcamp #YCATBootcamp Day 14: Revise your teaching policies Read Kate Blackstone's blog about teaching policies. This can be a really dry subject, but being clear about the terms and conditions of your teaching practice can avoid a lot of headaches in the future (even if that means being clear about not having any terms and conditions). Could you tighten yours up? Compare yours with a friend's and try to read them from a point of view of a customer. What impression do they give? You could even try role-playing different conversations you might have with a student or their family. Practising having different conversations might sound silly, but admit it, we've all practised having arguments in our heads, and we always win those! Having a fair set of policies might take work to defend but it gets easier, and ultimately it looks more professional if you can offer clarity to your students' families.