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Through Dec. 13th
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$125 First Time Attendee Professional Rate
Through Dec. 13th 

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Mentoring New Music Teachers: Principles and Techniques for Support

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  • Mentoring programs continue to represent one of the best hopes and plans for supporting new music teachers as they navigate their way through the challenging first years in instrumental music classrooms. Practical strategies growing out of informed mentoring principles are key, however, if these efforts are to be successful. This session will explore methods for supporting student teachers and beginning teachers as they begin their work in the classroom. (No Handout Available)
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  • 12/21/2012 02:00 PM - N/A
  • W185
  • Michael V. Smith is associate professor and chair of music education at The Catholic University of America. He has developed mentoring programs for Yamaha Corporation of America, Minnesota Music Educators Association, Illinois Music Educators Association, and has served as a consultant and made presentations on the topic of mentoring at numerous state and national professional organization meetings.