ERIC Number: EJ938457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
The Tipping Point: Mentoring the General Music Student Teacher through the Job-Seeking Process with a Technology Edge
Dendler, David; Edwards, Kay L.
General Music Today, v25 n1 p27-32 Oct 2011
As a cooperating teacher and university supervisor (respectively), the authors have mentored many general music student teachers and helped them prepare for the job application and interview process. Today, merely having an updated resume, good recommendations, portfolio, and notes from mock interviews is average and minimum. One way to take a proactive approach is to get noticed in an impressive and professional manner while using technology as your closest ally. Creating a "video resume" of teaching excerpts that can be sent electronically along with an application puts a prospective general music teacher at an advantage and can be the "tipping point" to get one the job.
Descriptors: Video Technology, Job Application, Student Teachers, Music, Music Teachers, Cooperating Teachers, Mentors, Employment Interviews, Resumes (Personal)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A