The Field Guide to Teaching

The Field Guide to Teaching : A Handbook for New Teachers

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The goal of The Field Guide to Teaching: A Handbook for New Teachers is to provide very specific and practical guidance for those who are entering the teaching profession. The book offers guidelines, hints and fundamental information geared to help the novice teacher avoid common pitfalls and to make a start on the road to becoming a professional educator. It is written from the point of view that those who read the book are unfamiliar with the profession beyond the training they have or will receive in their college teacher preparation program or other alternate route program. The book also includes: Brief and practical format. Voices in the Classroom features are comments and anecdotes from teachers, administrators, and parents about their experiences with education. Legal Sidebar features highlight court cases and laws that impact teachers. Stating the Facts features provide statistical data from databases, or sociological and psychological research. Do and Don't features at the end of each more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 208.3 x 281.9 x 20.3mm | 567g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0131149903
  • 9780131149908

Table of contents

PART I: Becoming a Teacher 1. Getting Hired A. The Application B. The Interview C. The Prospects 2. Navigating the Education System A. The Chain of CommandPART II: The Teaching Process 3. Getting Started: The First Year A. The Month Before B. The First Day C. The First Month D. Also in Your First Year 4. Planning and Organizing A. Planning to Teach B. The Planning Process C. Teaching Materials D. Preparation: A Means to Effective Teaching 5. Managing Your Classroom A. Designing Your Classroom Management Plan B. Your Plan C. Commercial Behavior Management Plan 6. Teaching for Success: Methods and Models A. How Do I Teach? B. The Method 7. The Nuts and Bolts of Teaching: Instructional Activities A. How will I Succeed at Teaching? B. How to Teach the Multi Ability Classroom? C. Final Words on Instruction 8. Assessing and Grading A. What is Assessment? B. Traditional Assessment C. Authentic Assessment D. Testing and Teaching E. Grading F. Making Daily Notations G. Records and ParentsPART III: Becoming an Effective Teacher 9. Knowing Your Students A. Who are they? B. Where are They Developmentally? C. From the Perspective of the Student 10. Adapting for Special Needs and Diversity A. What is Diversity? B. The Diverse Classroom C. Strategies for the Multicultural Classroom D. Children with Special Needs E. Statistics & Data That Inform Us On Diversity 11. Involving Family and Community A. What is Parental Involvement? B. Parental CommunicationPART IV: Growing in Your Profession 12. Working with Your Colleagues and Support Staff A. Collegiality B. The Instructional and Support Faculty C. The Professional Support Staff D. The Non-Instructional Staff E. The Union 13. Growing Professionally and Maintaining Personally A. Professional Development B. Your Portfolio C. Going for the Masters or the Job? D. The Job, You, and the Family E. Find a Mentor F. Your Family G. Reflecting on Year One GlossaryTeaching Resources A. Sample Lesson Plan B. Sample Unit Plan C. Sample Letters to Parents D. End-of-Year Reflection E. Job Outlook by Discipline and Geographic Location F. State-by-State Teacher Certification Requirements Contact Information G. Books and Journals for Educators H. Education Statistics (Fast Facts)show more

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"I chose The Field Guide to Teaching by Richard Marchesani and I love the accompanying CD! This book is one the interns can use now and when they begin teaching. A great cross-over book."Janet F. McCarraMississippi State Universityshow more