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ERIC Number: EJ874464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1069-7446
Advice for the First Three Years
Randall, Mac
Teaching Music, v17 n5 p36-38, 40-41 Feb 2010
For music educators, the first three years of in-service teaching are often the toughest. They are the years when teachers are still learning their craft--or, perhaps more accurately, learning how best to apply that craft in real-life situations. Dealing with students, parents, administrators, even fellow teachers, is still a novel and sometimes intimidating experience. And when crises come up (and they always do), it is usually not possible to fall back on the wisdom gained from personal experience. Those first three years are also critical because they can do much to determine an educator's future path. If teachers emerge from this early period feeling positive about their achievements and prospects, they will most likely remain in the profession for a long time. If not, all bets are off. In this article, four highly regarded educators who have made the care and feeding of beginning music teachers a primary focus of their work discuss what happens in the first three years and how to handle it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A