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Your First Year of Teaching Guidelines for Success

ISBN-10: 0137149433
ISBN-13: 9780137149438
Edition: 5th 2009
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Description: Your First Year of Teaching: Guidelines for Successis a collection of strategies on how to succeed and thrive during your first year of teaching. This brief, practical text presents guidelines on how to manage your first day, differentiate  More...

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Book details

List price: $12.80
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Your First Year of Teaching: Guidelines for Successis a collection of strategies on how to succeed and thrive during your first year of teaching. This brief, practical text presents guidelines on how to manage your first day, differentiate instruction, cope with high-stakes testing, deal with parents and colleagues, set a homework policy, manage disruptive behavior, and other challenges. This is a book you should keep close at hand for a year that promises to be both challenging and exhilarating.

Prologue
Accommodating Student Differences: Recognizing and Working with Specific Learners
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
Field Trip: Planning for SuccessFirst Day: Your One Opportunity to Make An Initial Impression
Guest Speaker: Making It a Successful Learning Experience
High Energy Days and the Disruption of Routine: Kids Are Human, Too High
Stakes Testing: Checking ThatNo Student is LeftBehind
Internet: Valuable Resource for Enhancing 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: Leaving No Parent Guardian Behind
Politics at School: Best to Avoid
Professional Organizations: Join One Protecting
Students and Yourself: Liability, Safety, and Security Matters
Records: Organization is Important 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
Teachable Moments: Be Ready to Recognize, to Catch and to Run with Them
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 ItYour First Observation by the Principal
Your Professional Portfolioand Personal Records of Your Work
Epilogue
References and Recommended Readings
Glossary
Name and Subject Index

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