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ERIC Number: ED488725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 160
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5654-5162-7
Spotlight on Transition to Teaching Music
MENC: The National Association for Music Education
The latest title in the popular Spotlight series, this timely book focuses on issues involving recruitment and retention of music teachers, a crucial issue in these days of budget constraints. Arranged chronologically, it features a collection of articles from state journals focusing on issues such as mentoring, teacher shortages, burnout, and professional development options. After an introduction, this book is divided into five sections. Section 1, Is There a Teacher Shortage?, contains the following chapters: (1) "Teacher Shortage: Salaries and a Whole Lot More" (Brian Anderson); (2) "More Students, Fewer Teachers = Teacher Shortage" (Carolynn A. Lindeman); and (3) "There Is a Music Teacher Shortage in Arizona--I May Have Caused It!!!" (Larry Mabbitt). Section 2, How Can We Recruit and Retain More Music Teachers?, includes: (4) "What Happens to Our Beginning Teachers?" (Dwayne Dunn); (5) "Teacher Shortage" (Betty Ellis); (6) "Our Dilemma: Raising Music Teacher Preparation Standards and Increasing the Number of Graduates" (Iris S. Levine); (7) "Fostering a New Generation of Music Educators" (Lissa May); (8) "Tell Them about It" (Steve McGrew); (9) "What Will Keep Our Future Music Educators Persisting Toward a Degree?" (Glenn E. Nierman); and (10) "Crisis Management" (Dean Peterson). Section 3, How Can CMENC and Tri-M Help?, contains: (11) "Tips for a Successful Student MENC Chapter" (Barbara Brinson); (12) "How to Make CMENC Work for You and Your Future" (Erin E. Cooper); and (13) "Tri-M: Future Hope of Music Education" (Cynthia Eady-Paulson). Section 4 of the book, "How Do We Educate Music Teachers?, includes: (14) "'Competence' in Music Education" (Charles Chapman); (15) "Preparing Music Teachers for an Urban Setting" (Scott Emmons); (16) "Music Teacher Preparation for the New Millennium: A Professional Continuum" (Don Ester); (17) "Music Teacher Preparation: Fitting the Pieces Together" (Elizabeth S. Gould); (18) "Preparing Elementary General Music Teachers" (Kathleen Jacobi-Karna); (19) "Essential Characteristics of Superior Teachers" (S. Gordon Jessop); (20) "Teaching a Skill, Like Cutting Hair" (Randy Smith); and (21) "Expertise in Music Teaching" (Lelouda Stamou). Section 5, Can You Make It through the College Years?, contains: (22) "Observe! Observe! Observe!" (Jon Boysen); (23) "Classroom Management" (Darlene Fett); (24) "Guidelines for Classroom Management and Discipline Plans" (Sherman Hong); (25) "Relaxation and Coping Techniques for the Music Educator Major" (Chris Koenig); (26) "Don't Knock It 'til You've Tried It" (Anna LaBar); (27) "When the Teacher Is Ready, the Students Will Appear" (Tim Lautzenheiser); (28) "Music Education Majors, Don't Muddle through the Next Millennium!" (David Leithmann); (29) "What Will You Do on Your Summer 'Vacation'?" (Alicia Mueller); and (30) "The LADDER Model for Emerging Music Educators" (Vanissa Murphy). Section 6, What's So Hard about Student Teaching?, contains: (31) "Student Teacher's Perspective: Student Teaching: The First Mission" (Jennifer Brand); (32) "Student Teaching Experiences or Out in the (Almost) Real World" (Christine Judith Deschler); (33) "'It's Rainin', It's Pourin', the Students Are Snoring': Classroom Management for Student Teachers" (Nalora Steele); (34) "Potato, Potahto; Tomato, Tomahto; Quarter Note, Crochet?" (Cynthia M. Steiner); (35) "Supervisor's Perspective--Guiding a Student Teacher: One Way to Give Back to Your Profession" (Patricia Bourne, Ric Pilgrim, Jane Peterson, and Paul Brueggemeir); (36) "Schools Paying Students to Teach: A Discussion of the Pros and Cons" (Paul T. Henley); (37) "Learning to Teach: How Can We Help?" (Vicki R. Lind); (38) "You're Student Teaching Where?" (Norma McClellan); and (39) "Finding the Right Match" (Jon S. Remley). Section 7, Need Help Finding Your First Job?, includes: (40) "The Search for the Perfect Job: Part 1" (Diane M. Falk); (41) "The Search for the Perfect Job: Part 2" (Diane M. Falk); (42) "Checklist for 'Intelligent' Interviews" (Paul K. Fox); and (43) "Who Is Asking the Questions?" (Gina Speckmann). Section 8, Are There Any Mentors Out There?, contains: (44) "Unofficial Mentoring" (Jeffrey E. Bush); (45) "Professional Networking: An Invitation Directed to Active and Retired Music Educators" (Jane Forvilly); (46) "Mentoring: Thoughts from a Second-Year Teacher" (Ellen R. Patrick); (47) "Mentoring in Music Education: How Do We Keep Them from Bowing Out?" (Barb Stevanson); and (48) "Mentoring" (Bob Thompson). Section 9, How Can You Survive Your First Years of Teaching?, includes: (49) "Ten Principles of Leadership" (Paul-Elliot Cobbs); (50) "Ten Principles of Musical Excellence for Ensembles" (Paul-Elliot Cobbs); (51) "Open Letter to First-Year Teachers" (Richard Fiese); (52) "The First Year: Practical Advice for Surviving and Thriving in Your First Music Classroom" (Sara Francis); (53) "Wondering about... Discipline" (Ted Hadley); (54) "A Letter from a First-Year Teacher" (Stuart Ling); (55) "Ready--Set--Go!" (William G. Mack); (56) "Achieving Longevity as a Music Director" (John Miller); (57) "Some Survival Tips for Beginning Teachers" (Michael V. Smith); (58) "If I Knew Then What I Know Now" (Joyce Spande); (60) "Human Relation Skills for the First-Year Music Teacher" (Robert T. Stroker); and (61) "Surviving as a New Music Educator" (Jason Kriner, Cheryl Toth, and Beth Hazelette). Section 10, Have You Reached Burnout Yet? Do You Need Encouragement?, includes: (62) "Keeping the Enthusiasm Candle Burning Brightly" (Jane Forvilly); (63) "Burnout" (Jan Morris); and (64) "Burned Out in Only Three Years?" (Ann G. Radi). Finally, section 11, includes the concluding chapters of the book: (65) "Why I Teach, or What Else Is There to Do?" (Erik Engebretson); (66) "How Do We Go from Competent to Good to Great?" (Walter Kaweski); (67) "I Can Perform, Therefore, I Teach!" (Penny Meitz); (68) "Ten Tips for Greater Job Satisfaction" (Karen A. Miyamoto); (69) "Essential Parts of Musical Training" (Allen Petrinka); (70) "Planting for the Present and Future" (Vicki Portis); (71) "The Teacher-Musician" (Steven Sudduth); and (72) "Reflections" (Jerry Ulrich). Appended is: MENC Position Statement: Alternative Certification.
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