In our last issue, we took a look at Educating the New Musician and were thrilled to be able to share so many great new approaches and techniques that can be used with today’s students. As we look forward to the start of the school year in a couple of months, we thought it was time to turn the tables. We hope that our July 2012 issue, Educating the New Educator, gives you an opportunity to engage in self-reflection and consider the different ways in which you can learn and grow as an educator, a musician, and a person.
One important aspect of Educating the New Educator is being proactive when it comes to bettering yourself as a teacher, and our goal for this issue was to provide interesting stories, ideas, and dreams that put a fresh perspective on professional development and encourage you to continually improve your own teaching. Of course, “professional development” can be found anywhere; the great thing about education is that learning opportunities are everywhere!
We know that no matter how long you have been teaching, you’ll find something in this issue that inspires you to continue doing what you love and loving what you do. Of course, leave comments on articles and make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
The Power of Reflection and Assessment
Getting In Touch With My Inner Beginner
A Journey of Self-Reflection: Pursuing National Board Teacher Certification
Abigail Van Klompenberg
Relentlessly Learning: Solid Advice from My Mentors
Growth Through Data & Fact-Finding
Learning Across Subjects
The Cooperating Teacher and the Student Teacher
Tips for Student Teachers from Former Student Teachers
Conferences: Development on the Road
Learning through Sharing: Reflecting on My First Presentation
The Value of a PLN For New Music Educators
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