For New Teachers

The TMEA staff and Executive Board are proud of and thankful for every music educator who passionately and professionally offers our students opportunities to develop a lifetime love of and participation in music. We want you to succeed in this most rewarding career, and we are here to help you. Please take a moment to review the resources below that are especially suited for anyone starting a new job or moving to Texas to continue their career here. I look forward to hearing from you if I can ever be of assistance. Robert Floyd, TMEA Executive Director

Content for New Teachers

The following features have recently been published in Southwestern Musician (your member magazine). Each contains valuable information for new music educators written by your colleagues across the state:

Meeting Expectations: Learn from music educators-turned administrators what to know about the expectations your administrators will have of you and how to build a positive working relationship with them. (August 2016)

Your First Six Months—Survive & Thrive: Consider this advice on how to make the most of your first six months on the job and set yourself up for future success. (August 2016)

Striking a Balance: TMEA members share their stories of how they overcame being burned out and began achieving a better work-life balance. Gain from their valuable experiences. (August 2016)

Surviving Your First Five Years: A music education degree doesn’t prepare you for every aspect of the job. Learn strategies for success from these veteran educators. (September 2013)

Staying Afloat in New Waters: After successfully navigating your college career, it’s time to learn how to stay afloat in this new career as music educator. Learn more about keeping up with the demands in this most rewarding job. (August 2011)

Music Education in the Law: Learn what Texas law says about music instruction at every level, including important information about limitations on pull-out for remediation. (January 2016)