TME Podcast Season 4, Ep. 13: Tips for Preparing for a New Student Orientation
Description: A new school year brings a sense of excitement, promise and anticipation. As a result, this special time also brings added anxiety for students, parents, and teachers. Fortunately, schools use the “new student orientation” as a tool to help clear up confusion and avoid any unnecessary panic. In today’s post we are recommending some helpful “Tips for Preparing for a New Student Orientation.”
Who is a Student Orientation Designed for?
What Should a New Student Orientation Include?
Music Educator learning and procedural objectives may include:
- The general performance activity expectations of the music class.
- The rehearsal schedule and performance requirements of the class.
- Lifestyle expectations as a member of your performing group.
- Rules and policies of the school and music program.
- A summary of the required financial obligations.
- A summary of how students will be graded.
Other common topics that you may choose to include in a new student orientation include:
- Teacher and staff introductions.
- Music or name-oriented icebreaker.
- Explanation of team culture and growth mindset.
- Possible extracurricular opportunities available to your students.
- Tips for time-management and behavioral strategies.