Inside the Music Classroom
The music teacher constructs an environment where all children are welcomed, they know what's expected of them, they are encouraged to achieve, & they know someone cares about their existence. That's the heart. The teacher also creates a learning climate of rigor, challenges and new awareness. That's the art. Calling on more than 26 years of experience, Patricia Bourne explores, in accessible & sincere fashion, this pairing of the practical & philosophical in K-6 general music. Go inside the classroom to discover the who (students) and what (curriculum and methodology) of music education, along with concrete suggestions for how to navigate the landscape once you're "in." The real-world considerations of classroom management & additional responsibilities, such as ensembles & the performance expectations that come with them are addressed in detail, as is the subject of finding and succeeding in "the" position. As Will Schmid writes, "this is the most practical & inspiring music education book I have read in a long time. Whether you are a pre-service college student, a beginning music teacher, or even a veteran educator in need of recharging your batteries, this book will become a valued mentor and trail guide."