Next school year (August) I start my new career as a high school history teacher (after ten years in telecom). One of the things that I decided to do was sponsor the "jam club." It came up when talking to one the Assistant Principal's that there was a group of students that wanted to get together once a week and jam, but they needed a sponsor. Since I started playing in middle school and high school, I thought this was a great idea. I'm just hoping that they let me play with them every now and then. So here's my question, what do you think I should try and teach them? I'm obviously going to let them choose the music and go where they want to go (it's not a class), but are there some basics that everyone should know when they show up at a jam session. Some of the stuff may be so basic that we just take it for granted now, but the kids might need to learn. I'm thinking of basic musicianship stuff like... constant tempo (maybe slight changes) dynamics (crescendo, etc.) steady beat/rhythm 12 bar blues Does anyone have any other suggestions? Maybe standards that you like to jam to?