Living an Integrated Life as a Music Educator

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Presentation by Dr Christopher J Smith to Texas Tech University class "Introduction to Music Teaching," 3.9.11.

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Living an Integrated Life as a Music Educator

  1. 1. Dr Christopher J Smith<br />Associate Professor & Chair of Musicology; Director of the Vernacular Music Center & the TTU Celtic Ensemble<br />
  2. 2. gatha: a set of practices<br />gathaexercise<br />
  3. 3. Who do you want to be as a teacher? <br />
  4. 4. What life do you want to live?<br />
  5. 5. How do we lead a life:<br />in which teaching, research, and service; <br />in which body and mind; <br />in which work and play;<br />in which solitude, friends, colleagues, and family, <br />all occupy a healthy, integrated, constructive, fully-realized continuum? <br />In which we make positive impact in the world?<br />
  6. 6. Integrate: <br />action and contemplation, <br />effort and intuition, <br />listening and speaking,<br />teaching and learning.<br />
  7. 7. Recognize the value in creating constructive mental, psychological and even spiritual spaces.<br />
  8. 8. Emphasize processes over results.<br />
  9. 9. Transmit skills over data.<br />
  10. 10. Develop focus & concentration: single-tasking<br />
  11. 11. Trusting the old ways: <br />demonstration-imitation-critique, memorization, <br />teaching with the body<br />
  12. 12. Model a way to be in the world: <br />conduct, <br />integrity, <br />focus, <br />mutual respect, <br />boundaries, <br />effort, <br />precision<br />
  13. 13. Balance work dynamics: leader/sideman/collaborator, <br />Group/individual, <br />the 5% rule<br />
  14. 14. Accept responsibility: <br />space, <br />excellence, <br />leadership, <br />conduct, <br />empathy, <br />rigor<br />
  15. 15. the gatha exercise<br />
  16. 16. Thank you!<br />
  17. 17. Dr Christopher J Smithhttp://ttuvmc.org<br />

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