The Music Teacher's First Year
Tales of Challenge, Joy and Triumph. Meredith Music Resource. Educational, Teacher Resource. Softcover. 232 pages. Published by Meredith Music (HL.317210).
Item Number: HL.317210
ISBN 1574631659. 6x9 inches.
From a first-year teacher whose instruments were stolen before entering his building, to a teacher who received “hate mail” before her first day, to a teacher whose sensitivity, flexibility and insight gained her the respect of her ensemble in only weeks, this collection of true stories from first-year teachers is a delightful description of their real world. In addition, each chapter includes discussion questions for pre-service and young teachers as they prepare for their teaching future.
“...extremely valuable for those just beginning their careers, as well as veterans in the field. ... Sharing experiences, stories, problems and solutions make us all better teachers. This book does a tremendous job identifying the do's and don'ts.”
– Anthony J. Maiello; Professor of Music, Director of Instrumental Studies, George Mason University
“Reading, reflecting and discussing these real stories will provide future music teachers with a clear-sighted view of the challenges, expectations, and successes of novice teachers. ...an important book for students and their teachers who value the preparation of the whole music teacher.”
– Dr. Mark Fonder, Professor, Music Education Department, Conductor, Ithaca College Concert Band
“Your book will provide valuable information and insights into the 'first years' of teaching and will be a valuable resource for those entering the profession. The 'Questions for Discussion' at the end of each chapter are excellent. Bravo.”
– Frank L. Battisti, Conductor Emeritus, New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble
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