Everything New Teacher Book Increase Your Confidence, Connect with Your Students, and Deal with the Unexpected

ISBN-10: 1593370334
ISBN-13: 9781593370336
Edition: 2004
Authors: Melissa Kelly
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Publication date: 3/8/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Top Ten Things Every New Teacher Should Know
Introduction
Welcome to Teaching
The Noble Profession
Education Today
Your Role as a Teacher
A Day in the Life of a Teacher
What Your Students Expect from You
Habits of Successful Teachers
The Secret Formula for Success
With an Attitude
Practice Consistency
A Fair Deal
Learn to Be Flexible
Putting It All Together
Practical Applications
From Expectations to Results
Great Expectations
Fears Associated with High Expectations
Shedding Your Biases
Communicating Your Expectations
Effect of Expectations on Behavior
Effect of Expectations on Grades
Meeting Your Own Expectations
Setting the Ground Rules
The Wisdom of Posting Class Rules
Missing School Supplies
Dealing with Tardiness
Late-Work Policies
Makeup Work Policy
Restroom Use and Hall Passes
Behavior Management
Beginning on the Right Foot
Discipline Plans
Humor Is the Most Effective Tool
Active Listening
Positive and Negative Reinforcement
Use and Misuse of Referrals
Parental Communications
Prejudice, Controversy, and Violence
Prejudice in the Classroom
The Most Effective Tool
Discussing Controversial Topics
Religious Matters
Political Issues
Dealing with School Violence
School Bullying
Organizing Your Space
Setting Up Classroom Space
Classroom Supplies
Textbook Use
A Filing System
Making Your Life Easier
Copying Tips and Tricks
Working with a Lesson Plan
What Is a Lesson Plan?
The Learning Objective
Sources of Ideas
Your Planning Tools
Knowing How Much to Include
Assigning Homework
Learning to Be Flexible
Maximizing Your Instructional Time
Warm-Ups
Keeping a Journal
Housekeeping Time
Daily Review
Moving from Activity to Activity
Additional Tips and Ideas
If You Have Extra Time
A Variety of Teaching Methods
Three Types of Learning Styles
Nine Measures of Intelligence
Importance of Varying Instruction
Class Lectures
Group Discussions
Cooperative Learning
Role-Playing and Debates
Technology in the Classroom
The Haves and the Have-Nots
It's Not Just about Money
Computer Technology
Learning Online
Using Technology Effectively
When Your School Can't Afford It
Assessments and Grading
Valid Assessments
Pretesting to Track Progress
What Do Grades Really Mean?
Grading with Rubrics
Staying Organized
Academic Integrity
High-Stakes Testing
What Is High-Stakes Testing?
Current Trends
What's at Stake
Arguments for High-Stakes Testing
Arguments Against High-Stakes Testing
The Impact on You
Teaching to the Test
Beyond the Classroom
Are Field Trips Worth It?
Field Trip Destinations
Planning the Field Trip
Field Trip Day
Virtual Field Trips
Visits to the Media Center
Avoiding Stress and Illness
Expect to Get Sick
Be Your Own Best Sub
Getting Hurt on the Job
Sick Buildings
Causes of Stress
Stress Relief
Sleep Deprivation
Giving Substitutes a Fighting Chance
The Substitute Folder
Effective Substitute Lesson Plans
Scheduling Substitutes
Final Preparations
Student Behavior
Not All Substitutes Are Created Equal
Meeting Diverse Needs
Learning the Lingo
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
The Individual Education Plan
Inclusion in the Classroom
Teaching Students with Diverse Needs
Working with a Co-Teacher
Walking the Staff Tightrope
Your Place as a New Teacher
Keeping People Happy
Following the Chain of Command
Making Good Colleague Choices
Staff Gossip
Personality Conflicts
Avoiding "New Teacher" Exploitation
Positive Effects of Participating
Your Teaching Assignment
School Committees
Extracurricular Activities
Additional Duties
How to Say "No"
The Pendulum Swing of Reform
Cyclical Reforms
Changes in Classroom Procedures
Ability Grouping
Interest and Career Grouping
Block Schedule
Year-Round Education
Setting Up Smaller Schools
Voucher Reforms
Changing Your Attitude
Online Learning: The Wave of the Future
What Is Online Education?
State of Online Education Today
Case Study: The Florida Virtual School
The Wave of the Future
The Mind of an Online Instructor
Benefits of Teaching Online
Issues for Online Instructors
Tips for Success in Online Teaching
Dealing with the Unexpected
Expect the Unexpected
Not Enough Texts
Overcrowded Classes
No Classroom at All
Multiple Preps
In Case of Emergency
Survival Mode: First Day, First Week
The Right Learning Environment
Attitude Is Everything
Dealing with Nervousness
Before the Students Arrive
The First Day
Checklists for Success
Can You Really Do It All?
A Part of Your Community
What Parents Want
Working with Your Students
Appeasing the Administration
Setting Your Own Expectations
A Rewarding Career
Additional Resources
Glossary of Terms and Acronyms
Index

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