Your First Year of Teaching

Your First Year of Teaching : Guidelines for Success

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For Introduction to Teaching courses. A volume of the successful Student Enrichment Series, this compact text is a veritable playbook for how to suceed and thrive during the first year of teaching. Believing that good teaching is as much an art as it is a science, this author presents guidelines focusing on practical, non-grade level and non-subject matter specific strategies for a year that promises to be both exhausting and exhilarating, stressful and sublime. His material represents the best from recent research and current practice, including hints for injecting creativity and individuality into even scripted curricula, discussion of the "two-way" street that job satisfaction must travel, and a strong foundation in working with diverse student populations. As a part of the Student Enrichment Series, this guide can be packaged for free with a core Merrill Education text, or it can be purchased in a package of 3 or more Student Enrichment guides at a net price of $4 each. This guide can also be purchased individually. To see a full listing of our Student Enrichment Guides visit http://vig.prenhall.com/catalog/academic/special_promotion_article/0,1146,PH+2272+cda,00.html. Please contact your local Merrill Education/Prentice Hall Representative for a special package ISBN before placing your order with your bookstore.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 147.3 x 223.5 x 7.6mm | 158.76g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • ALLYN & BACON
  • Old Tappan, United States
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 013119626X
  • 9780131196261

Table of contents

Prologue. Accommodating Student Differences. Attaining Credibility with Students: Teacher Attitude and Modeling Behaviors. Beyond Teaching: A Teacher Is Interesting Because the Teacher Has a Life Outside of School. Colleagues, Administrators, and Support Staff: Your Professional Network. Curriculum Matters and Concerns. Decision-Making and Locus of Control: No One Knowledgeable Ever Said That Good Teaching Is Easy, But It Is Fun and Intrinsically Rewarding. Differentiating the Instruction: Ensuring that No Child Is Left Behind. Discipline: Fear of Losing Classroom Control Is a Major Concern of Many Beginning Teachers. Equality in the Classroom: Ensuring a Psychologically Safe and Supportive Learning Environment. First Day: Your Only Opportunity to Make An Initial Impression. Making It a Successful Learning Experience. High Energy Days and the Disruption of Routine: Kids Are Human, Too. High Stakes Testing: Leave No Student Behind. Internet: Resource to Enhance Teaching and Student Learning. Job Satisfaction: A Two-Way Street. Makeup Work: Be Firm But Understanding. Media: If Anything Can Go Wrong, It Probably Will! Memorizing: Sometimes It's Necessary. Motivational Ideas: Build Your Repertoire. PaperWork: How to Avoid Becoming Buried Under Mounds of It. Parent and Guardian Contacts and Involvement. Politics at School: Best to Avoid. Professional Organizations: Join One. Protecting Students and Yourself: Liability, Safety, and Security Matters. Records: Organization, the Key to Success. Reliability: A Good Teacher Is a Dependable Person. Salary: Not Great But Regular. Sense of Humor, an Intelligent Behavior: Please Smile and Do So Long Before Christmas. Student Achievement: The Extremely Important and Time-Intensive Responsibilities of Assessing, Grading, and Reporting. Student Learning: When Children Do Not Learn the Way We Teach Them, Then We Must Teach Them the Way They Learn. Subject Knowledge: Fountainhead of Information or an Educational Broker? Supplies and Textbooks: Seldom Ideal, Sometimes Inadequate. Teacher's Lounge: Enter with Caution. Total School: Enter with Enthusiasm. Transitions During Lessons: A Difficult Skill to Master. Your Place of Work: Please Show Pride in It. Your First Observation by the Principal. Your Professional Portfolio and Personal Records of Your Work. Epilogue. For Further Reading. Glossary. Index.show more

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