This exceptional handbook is for anyone who is passionate about mentoring our newest generation of music educators, from their time as undergraduate music majors, to their forays as student teachers, and ultimately through their formative first years on the job.
Like its companion, Handbook for the Beginning Music Teacher, this volume includes invaluable chapters covering both the practical and theoretical aspects of guiding new educators as they establish successful careers in the profession.
This book includes dozens of stories written by undergraduate students, co-op teachers, and university supervisors that provide a real-world window to issues related to mentoring.
Other special features include:
- forms for mentors to give to pre-service teachers when completing observations in various music classrooms
- reflection worksheets for student teachers
- checklists for mentor meetings
- suggested calendar and discussion topics for meetings between mentors and their educators
Research suggests that the needs of the beginning music teacher are unique compared to general teachers in the field of education, yet up to now there has not been a resource that addresses these unique differences through mentoring. This Handbook is truly a valuable contribution to the music education profession.
Part One: Working with Undergraduate Music Education Student Visitors and Interns
- Chapter One: The Undergraduate Music Education Student
- Chapter Two: Hosting Classroom Observers
- Chapter Three: Fieldwork Experiences Including Teaching
- Appendix for Part One: Additional Resources for Working with Undergraduate Music Education Student Visitors and Interns
Part Two: Working as a Cooperating Teacher for Student Teachers
- Chapter Four: The Student Teacher
- Chapter Five: Preparing for Your Student Teacher and Designing the Student Teaching Experience
- Chapter Six: Rapport, Observation, Feedback, and Evaluation of Teaching
- Chapter Seven: Strategies to Diversify the Experience and Instill Professionalism
- Appendix for Part Two: Additional Resources for Student Teaching and Working as a Cooperating Teacher
Part Three: Mentoring a Beginning Teacher
- Chapter Eight: The First Year Teacher
- Chapter Nine: Preparing to be a Mentor
- Chapter Ten: Characteristics of Successful Mentor–Mentee Relationships: Mentoring Principles
- Chapter Eleven: What Successful Mentors Do: Mentoring Practices
- Chapter Twelve: Making Contact and Early Mentor Interactions
- Chapter Thirteen: Observation of the Mentee
- Chapter Fourteen: Facilitating Ongoing Interaction
- Appendix for Part Three: Research Base and Suggested Readings for the Mentoring of a First-Year Music Teacher
About the Authors