OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Band Director's Guide to Success: A Survival Guide for New Music Educators

ISBN : 9780199992942

Price(incl.tax): 
¥4,301
Author: 
Jonathan M. Kraemer; Michelle Kraemer
Pages
312 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
140 x 210 mm
Pub date
Nov 2016
Send mail
Print

The Band Director's Guide to Success is the ideal guide for preparing future band directors for the practical challenges and obstacles that they will face in the introductory years of their teaching careers. Written in an easy to understand, quick-reference guide format, this book is designed to be easily navigated as a series of case studies arranged by topic in concise, user-friendly chapters ranging from budgeting to classroom management to conflict resolution and beyond. This manual and career guide in one may be used as a supplemental text with suggestions and practical advice to spare new music teachers from many of the initial headaches and stress that often accompany the transition into the full-time teaching profession.

Index: 

Acknowledgments

Chapter One: BUDGET
Terms
Accounts and Budget Codes
Order of Operations
Bidding
Closing Thoughts

Chapter Two: LESSON PLANNING
Elements of a Lesson Plan
Types of Lesson Plans
Tools and Resources
Substitute Lesson Plans
Closing Thoughts

Chapter Three: GRADING AND ASSESSMENT
The Gradebook - Purpose
The Gradebook - Format
How Does This Apply to Us?
Modifications and Accommodations
Closing Thoughts

Chapter Four: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
Preparing for the First Day of School
The First Day of School
Rules and Posting Expectations
Classroom Setup
Closing Thoughts

Chapter Five: DISCIPLINE
The Five Point System
Do's and Don'ts
Drawing a Line in the Sand
Tending the Garden
Closing Thoughts

Chapter Six: CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Types of Conflict
Document, Document, Document!
Closing Thoughts

Chapter Seven: STORAGE AND ORGANIZATION
The Director's Personal Space
General Inventory
Music
The Library
Percussion Instruments and Accessories
Utility Shelves
Uniforms
Tools Every Director Should Have
Closing Thoughts

Chapter Eight: FOOD AND TRAVEL
What the Law Says
Used As Incentives/Rewards
While on the Road
Allergies
The Internet
Travel Agencies
Tour Companies
What You Need to Know About Costs and Saving Money
Trip Insurance
Itineraries
Manners
Administrative Follow-up
Closing Thoughts

Chapter Nine: STUDENT LEADERSHIP
The Statement of Purpose
The Positions of Leadership
Sharing the Load
The Executive Council
The Leadership Retreat
Closing Thoughts

Chapter Ten: THE END OF THE DAY
Taking Time For Yourself
Take a Personal Day
Get a Hobby
Find a Mentor
Continuing Education
People to Get to Know
Closing Thoughts

Appendices
Index

About the author: 

Dr. Jonathan Kraemer is Head Director of the Pride of Pampa Band Program. Dr. Kraemer's primary instrument is the trumpet and he teaches beginning trumpet and saxophone classes and serves as the Conductor for the Pride of Pampa and the PHS Jazz Bands.; Michelle Kraemer is Assistant Director of the Pride of Pampa Band Program. Her primary instrument is the flute and she teaches beginning flute and French horn classes and serves as the Assistant Director for the Junior High Band program. Mrs. Kraemer also serves as the Color Guard Instructor for the district.

The price listed on this page is the recommended retail price for Japan. When a discount is applied, the discounted price is indicated as “Discount price”. Prices are subject to change without notice.