October 1, 2020
The NATS National Mentoring Collaborative (NNMC) was launched in Fall 2019. It is our continued intent to foster learning for our teachers by offering this collaborative approach to mentoring. This is an opportunity to improve your skills, collaborate with new people, and consider new strategies. We will focus on creating an interactive and inclusive environment with three components including:
The deadline for the Fall Session for mentee applications is October 1st with enrollment dates October 15-December 15th. Spring dates will have an application deadline of February 1st with enrollment dates from February 15-May 15th, 2021.
Those interested in being mentored are able to choose from a list of Mentor Teachers to aid in developing their own teaching pedagogy. The program also includes collaborative piano. The fee for Mentees is $250, from which a stipend will be paid to Mentor Teachers. (CLICK HERE for an informational video.)
The Art of Teaching is a complex topic involving content knowledge, communication and organization skill, and curiosity about how people learn. Given the variability in both singing pedagogy and how people acquire knowledge, a teacher needs a wide repertoire of strategies to address his/her students. NATS believes strongly in the role of mentoring our teachers and, as such, this initiative begins!
Here are what people are saying about the NNMC:
“Great experience - Super helpful – just what I needed – always open for further conversations and questions…”
“Great time – looked over my résumé and cover letter and offered suggestions…”
“I so enjoyed the conversations – a personal approach to our discussions…”
“Receive validation, new perspectives and advice…”
“Brought new ideas into my studio, connected dots and ignited my own singing…”