Enhancing the Professional Practice of Music Teachers 101 Tips That Principals Want Music Teachers to Know and Do

ISBN-10: 1607093057

ISBN-13: 9781607093053

Edition: 2009

Authors: Paul G. Young

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List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education
Publication date: 12/16/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Paul Young, PhD, a retired elementary principal, is currently the Executive Director of the West After School Center in Lancaster, Ohio. He began his career as a high school band director and then retrained to become a fourth grade teacher before advancing to an elementary principalship in 1986. He served as President of the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators (OAESA) in 1997 and was elected to the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Board of Directors in 1998 (the only person elected by write-in ballot). He became president-elect in 2001-2002 and served as the national president during the 2002-2003 school year. He retired in December 2004. Since retirement, he has served as an advocate for the advancement of equitable and affordable afterschool programming for all children. Dr. Young completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in music education in 1972 and a Master of Music degree in trombone performance in 1973, both from Ohio University-Athens. He earned a PhD in educational administration from OU in 1992. Young has taught undergraduate music classes at Ohio University-Lancaster for more than 25 years. He continues to teach private trombone lessons. He is a strong advocate for the arts. He is the past president of the Ohio University School of Music Society of Alumni and Friends. Dr. Young is the author of Mastering the Art of Mentoring Principals , You Have to Go to School, You're the Principal: 101 Tips to Make it Better for Your Students , Your Staff, and Yourself and Mentoring Principals: Frameworks, Agendas, Tips, and Case Studies for Mentors and Mentees.nbsp; He has also written numerous articles about music, the arts, student management, and the principalship for professional journals.

About This Book
National Standards for Music Education
Tips That Establish Effective Practice with Students
Focus on Children
Maintain Perspective
Expose Students to All Genres of Music
Not Everyone Wants to Be a Music Major
Teach Students How to Listen
Create Independent Sight-readers
Encourage Solo and Ensemble Participation
Teach Students to Conduct
Teach Theory and History
Teach Showmanship
Teach Career Opportunities
Self-Assessment Guide, Part I
Tips That Support Recruitment
Set Realistic Recruitment Goals and Collect Data
Work Closely with Classroom Teachers
Partner with the Local Music Dealers; Establish Expectations
Create a Standing-Room-Only Recruitment Meeting
Recruitment Must Be Ongoing
Kids Don't Learn at the Same Rate
Self-Assessment Guide, Part II
Tips That Enhance Instruction
Refine Your Philosophy
Know What You Want and How You Are Going to Get There
Teach for a Standing Ovation
Be the First at Each Rehearsal and the Last to Leave
Start Class on Time
Stay within Established Times for After-School Rehearsals
Plan Ahead (It's Not the Kids' Fault That It Rained All Week)
Speed Kills
You Want Students to Respect You More Than Like You
Be a Master Motivator
Teach Students to Be Competitive and Accountable
Remove Stereotypes
Take Charge of Your Schedule
Learn Everyone's Name
Learn How to Treat Students Fairly
Be on the Lookout for Bullies
Limit Your "Okays"
Teach the Standards
Utilize Technology
Assess Student Progress
Never Give More Than Three Directions at a Time
Don't Rehearse the Violins While the Trombones Wait
Don't Stand in the Same Place
Continuously Improve Classroom Management
Take a Course in Counseling
Encourage Private Lessons
Record Private Lessons
Summary: Another Perspective on Instruction and Professional Performance
Self-Assessment Guide, Part III
Tips That Enhance the Profession
Be an Advocate for the Arts
Understand the Child of Poverty
Promote the "Mozart Effect"
Learn the Value of Public Relations
Invite the Mayor to Conduct
Befriend and Respect the Custodians
Be Active in Your Community
Write Grants
Never Underestimate a Booster Club
Create a Program for Performances
Train Volunteers and Chaperones
Sing, Dance, Create, and Perform
Teach Audience Etiquette
Pay Your Accompanists
Understand the Needs of the Middle School Adolescent
Get Along with the Coaches
Engage the Community
Make Ethical Decisions
Organize Productive Fundraisers
Learn How to Ask Questions
Show Your Pride and Passion
Create High-Quality Music with Preschoolers
Emphasize the Multiple Intelligences
Self-Assessment Guide, Part IV
Tips for Personal Growth
Have a Life Outside School and Spend Quality Time with Your Family
Don't Smoke
Keep Fit
Eat a Balanced Diet
Don't Miss School Unless You Are Really Sick
Maintain a Positive Attitude
Don't Overlook the Little Details
Don't Write Memos While Angry
Commiserate, But Be Careful Where
Know When to Leave
Avoid the Dumb Mistakes That Can Get You Fired
Self-Assessment Guide, Part V
Tips for Professional Growth
Organize the Music Room and Office
Write Notes, Return Phone Calls, and Reply to E-Mail
Learn How to Deal With Conflict and Show Restraint
Prepare Your Students and Yourself for the Future
Know Your Audience
Don't Procrastinate
Avoid the "Geek" Stereotype
Build a Team within the Music Department
Always Make Your Principal Look Good
Observe Each Other
Guard against Burnout
Give Professional Presentations
Find a Mentor
Continually Improve Stage Presence
Collaborate and Network
Avoid the Status-Quo Syndrome
Improve Your Leadership Skills
Invest in Professional Attire
Take Piano Lessons
Take Classes and Attend Workshops
Be Active in State and National Associations
Self-Assessment Guide, Part VI
Thanking My Music Teachers
References and Recommended Readings
About the Author
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