Beyond Survival: How to Thrive in Middle and High School for Beginning and Improving Teachers

Beyond Survival: How to Thrive in Middle and High School for Beginning and Improving Teachers

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In response to concerns about teacher retention, especially among teachers in their first to fourth year in the classroom, we offer future teachers a series of brief guides full of practical advice that they can refer to in both their student teaching and in their first years on the job.
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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 160 x 231 x 8mm | 229g
  • McGraw-Hill Professional
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations
  • 0073378798
  • 9780073378794

Table of contents

IntroductionHow this book is different from the othersRisk ManagementCHAPTER 1 GETTING A JOBHigh School or Middle School?The interviewWhat to look for when visiting a schoolCHAPTER 2 TOOLS OF THE TRADESuppliesYour classroomWardrobeCHAPTER 3CLASSROOM MANAGEMENTWhat is classroom management?What causes discipline problems?Entering the 'withitness' protection programWhat are your procedures, rules, and consequences?CHAPTER 4GOALS FOR THE FIRST DAYThe primary goalHow I botched my very first 'first day'How to 'act' like a teacherFirst day to do listWhat not to doCHAPTER 5GOALS FOR THE FIRST WEEKEnjoy the 'Honeymoon'Success on the first formal assessmentGoal for the second dayThe third day through the first formal assessmentThe first formal assessmentCHAPTER 6TEACHER CENTERED VS. STUDENT CENTEREDAre these the only two options?Teacher centered strategiesStudent centered strategiesCHAPTER 7PLANNINGWhy good planning is importantTeach like a teacherLesson plan componentsHow students learnHow to create your lessonTeam or interdisciplinary planningYearly planningCHAPTER 8WHAT ARE YOUR ACTIVITIES?The importance of the activityActivities don't have to be funWhy fun activities cause discipline problemsWhy fun activities are still worth planningWhere do these activities come from?Types of activitiesHow to turn a good question into a good activityHave an 'exit strategy'CHAPTER 9 DELIVERING THE LESSONMomentumStudent questions could get you off-trackQuestioning during the lessonWriting on the boardOne-on-one tutoringCHAPTER 10ASSESSMENTInformal assessmentsFormal assessmentsTerm gradesCHAPTER 11DISCIPLINEWhat is discipline?Why are they misbehaving?What if my class is totally out of control?How is discipline different in elementary school?What if you don't discipline properly?Problems with popular consequencesThings you should doCHAPTER 12YOUR PERSONABe yourself?The filterHumorAvoid sarcasmWorking with students from different culturesCHAPTER 13PAPERWORKTaking attendanceCollecting PapersEliminating clutterTime ManagementCHAPTER 14HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE IN A SCHOOLIntroductionThe mindset of teachersKeep your opinions to yourselfAvoid confrontationThe teacher's loungeTurfSupport staffDon't talk behind people's backsDifferent types of teachersDealing with administrationThe custodial and cleaning staffGuidance counselorsThe CoachThe NurseCHAPTER 15EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIESStarting a clubCommunity involvementCHAPTER 16SUBJECT SPECIFIC CHAPTERSMathSocial StudiesEnglishScienceCHAPTER 17TEACHING 2.0Welcome to the futureMultimediaGradebook on a spreadsheetPodcastsYour course websiteHow to shrink handouts you've made on a word processor CHAPTER 18TOP TEN TEACHER MISTAKES1. Teaching too much material in one day2. Having a lesson with no activity3. Sending kids to the office4. Not requiring students to raise their hands to answer a question5.Making the tests too hard6.Not utilizing 'Wait Time'7. Waiting until the test to assess how the students are doing8. Being indecisive9. Telling a student that you are calling home10.Too fun, too soonCHAPTER 19TOP TEN MYTHS ABOUT TEACHING1. You must have high expectations2. Your rules must be phrased in the positive3. Be yourself4. Worksheets are bad5. Some kids don't want to learn6.Hands on lessons prevent discipline problems7.Students are more responsive if the teacher gets them invested in the classroom rules8.Threats deter bad behavior9.What works for experienced teachers will work for new teachers10.A great teacher is great all the timeCHAPTER 20ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHERS-IN-TRAINING Annotated 'Teacher Look'Role play what your students will be saying about you at lunchOne-on-one student conferencesParent conferencesFull class teaching simulationPeer role playMultiple personalitiesFirst day speech, before and afterCHAPTER 21RESOURCESOther teaching guidebooksBooks about teachersSubject specific resourcesResearchWebsites
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