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The Journey from Music Student to Teacher

A Professional Approach

By Michael Raiber, David Teachout

Routledge – 2013 – 368 pages

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    December 23rd 2013
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Description

From Music Student to Teacher: A Professional Approach helps prospective music educators begin their transition from music student to professional music teacher. The text uniquely works to build upon the individual’s personal experience to enhance their approach to the profession. The authors help students first recognize their personal perspectives of the profession, and uncover the assumptions they have concerning learning and teaching. They are then prepared to make mindful informed decisions about their professional education.

The topics and activities are deliberately organized to help the reader think as a professional rather than a student. Divided into three parts: (a) discovery of self, (b) discovery of teaching, and (c) discovery of learners; The three parts address the primary stages of teacher development. Within each part readers are connected to the theoretical foundations of the text and the process of becoming an insider to the profession.From Music Student to Teacher: A Professional Approach incorporates online resources and tools that are already familiar to students in their world of networking through social media

Features include:

  • Social networking activities to aid self-reflection and discussion
  • ‘Connecting to the Profession’ sections that provide resources which help to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
  • Discussion and glossary that provide a solid base in professional terminology
  • An integrated companion website, including videos of teaching practice and further activities for self-reflection, plus instructor material.

Michael A. Raiber is Professor of Music Education at Oklahoma City University

David J. Teachout is Associate Professor and Department Head of Music Education at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Reviews

I’m looking forward to utilizing this book with my classes. It has a fresh modern design featuring a student-centered learning approach.- Dr Richard Edwards, Ohio Wesleyan University

More current and much more reference to current research, best practices and experts in the field of music education - Dr Janice P. Smith, Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, New York

I like this better than anything else I have used - Dr Diana M. Hollinger, San Jose State University

Contents

Preface – Beginning Your Journey, Introduction - Drawing Your First Map, Part I - Discovery of Self , Chapter 1 - What Is Your Role as a Music Teacher?, Chapter 2 - What do You Believe about Learning and Teaching?, Chapter 3 - What Do You Need to Know and Do as a Music Teacher? , Connecting to the Profession - Part I: Self Concerns, Part II - Discovery of Teaching, Chapter 4 - What is Your Classroom?, Chapter 5 - How Will You Present Instruction in Your Classroom?, Chapter 6 - How Will You Construct Music Learning Experiences in Your Classroom?, Chapter 7 - How Will You Teach Students to Understand and Make Music in Your Classroom?, Connecting to the Profession - Part II: Teaching Concerns, Part III - Discovery of Student Learning, Chapter 8 - The Students: Who Are They?, Chapter 9 - The Students: What Do They Learn?, Chapter 10 - The Students: How Do They Learn?, Chapter 11 - The Students: How Do You Know They Learn?, Connecting to the Profession - Part III: Student-Learning Concerns, Epilogue - Rediscovering Who You Are as a Developing Music Teacher

Author Bio

Michael A. Raiber is Professor of Music Education at Oklahoma City University

David J. Teachout is Associate Professor and Department Head of Music Education at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

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