Your First Year of Teaching: Guidelines for Success (3rd Edition)

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9780131196261: Your First Year of Teaching: Guidelines for Success (3rd Edition)

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.

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Your First Year of Teaching: Guidelines for Success is 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.

 

NEW TO THE FOURTH EDITION

  • Expanded and Revised sections on:

Accommodating Student Differences: Recognizing and Working with Specific Learners

Motivational Ideas: Build your Repertoire

Parent and Guardian Contacts and Involvement: Leaving No Parent/Guardian Behind

  • Additional Teaching in Practice scenarios dealing with:

Games in the classroom and the underperforming student

Using blogs to encourage student writing

A high school physics teacher who knew very little about physics

A teacher making significant changes in her classroom atmosphere

  • New topics include:

Field Trip: Planning for Success

Physical Education

Teachable Moments: Be Ready to Recognize, Catch and Run with Them

Value Difference: Avoid Being Judgmental

  • Updated References and Recommended Readings

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New to This Third Edition

  • Concept that job satisfaction is a two-way street.
  • Expanded inclusion of references and suggestions for further reading.
  • Guidelines for working with students of differences, including a section up front on "Accommodating Student Differences," a later section on "Differentiating the Instruction: Ensuring That No Child is Left Behind," and yet another on "Differentiating Your Classroom: Modify the Key Variables of Time, Methodology, and Grouping to Ensure that No Child Is Left Behind"
  • Hints for exercising creativity and individuality while teaching a prescribed and even scripted curriculum.
  • Information about working with teacher mentors.
  • Maintaining a professional portfolio plus personal records of the teacher's work.
  • Prologue, epilogue, and an updated glossary.
  • Updated Internet listings.
  • Young people must be protected from dogma and allowed freedom to learn and to develop their personal values and opinions.

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