There is such a need for strong, quality mentorships in music education for new teachers, and we all know how difficult it can be to navigate those first years in the profession. Support and encouragement for new teachers from a veteran teacher who has been there and knows the ropes can make all the difference between success and failure as a music teacher. That’s why, when the New England Institute was asked if we could design a course on teacher mentorship, we jumped at the chance. So please join us in welcoming Sue Barre, our newest faculty member who will be teaching the course, EDPU 620: Mentoring New Teachers in the Music Classroom (K-12) starting on October 30. Sue is President of the Maine Music Educators Association, is a Teacher Leader with the Maine Arts Leadership Initiative and Music Educator at Waterville High School. The course is designed to have veteran music educators work with new music teachers, while studying the research and best practices of quality teacher mentorship. What better way to share your knowledge and passion for teaching AND get recertification credits (4.5 CEUs) at the same time? Plus, you get to work with Sue Barre, who has been there, and definitely knows the ropes!
For more information on the course and how to enroll, click here.