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Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Preparing for Your First Day and Communication with Your Cooperating

This introduction will guide you as you begin making the transition from music student to music teacher and will focus on four main topics: 1) preparation for your first day and communication with your cooperating teacher(s); 2) understanding the relationships

Most likely you have been assigned to a particular student teaching placement or placements based upon your needs as a student teacher. You may have received written or verbal communication about your placement previously, and may have had an opportunity to visit the school building. This section of the introduction will focus on introductions, developing relationships, scheduling, and becoming aware of basic school rules and protocols. If you have already experienced some of these issues, please continue reading for additional tips and advice for the next time they are encountered.