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Field Guide to Teaching: A Handbook for New Teachers / Edition 1
     

Field Guide to Teaching: A Handbook for New Teachers / Edition 1

by Richard J. Marchesani
 

ISBN-10: 0131149903

ISBN-13: 9780131149908

Pub. Date: 08/09/2006

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Are you ready to teach your own class? The Field Guide to Teaching is a practical guidebook that will help you navigate the first steps in your teaching career, whether you are currently a Student Teacher, a graduate seeking a teaching position, or a new teacher; whether you teach Elementary, Middle, or High School.

 The Field Guide to Teaching provides

Overview

Are you ready to teach your own class? The Field Guide to Teaching is a practical guidebook that will help you navigate the first steps in your teaching career, whether you are currently a Student Teacher, a graduate seeking a teaching position, or a new teacher; whether you teach Elementary, Middle, or High School.

 The Field Guide to Teaching provides

  • Guidelines, fundamental information, pointers, examples, and resources that will help you avoid common mistakes and begin your career wisely;
  • Insight into the hiring process, navigating the education system, and getting started in your first year;
  • Fundamental information for planning and organizing, hints for managing your classroom, examples of teaching models and methods, instructional activities, and assessing and grading;
  • Pointers for understanding your students, adapting for special needs and diverse students, and involving family and community;
  • Hints for working with your colleagues, and resources for growing professionally and personally. Get ready to teach!

Features of The Field Guide to Teaching:

  • Briefcase CD packaged with the text contains checklists, sample forms, sample lesson plans, templates, classroom ideas, and other resources for new teachers to use. At the end of each chapter, For Your Briefcase feature lists the things new teachers can do to stay organized and get a head-start in teaching effectively, including relevant CD resources for each chapter.
  • Guidepost features highlight pertinent questions and concerns that new teachers commonly have, choices they will be presented with, and possible solutions or courses of action to take.
  • Caution boxes alertreaders to possible pitfalls to avoid.
  • In Real Time features offer frank, practical information on specific situations or issues that teachers may encounter.
  • Voices in the Classroom features present first-person comments and anecdotes from teachers, administrators, students, and parents about their experiences with education.
  • Legal Sidebar featureshighlight court cases and laws that influence teachers and their duties.
  • Stating the Facts features provide brief statistical data to increase new teachers’ awareness of the factors influencing their students and the school environment.

Also Available from Merrill/Prentice Hall:

  • Developing a Teaching Portfolio: A Guide to Preservice and Practicing Teachers, Second Edition, by Ann Adams-Bullock and Parmalee P. Hawk, ISBN 0-13-113213-X
  • Using Technology to Support Learning CD-ROM: An Annotated Database of Technology Integration Strategies, Third Edition, Margaret D. Roblyer, ISBN 0-13-172116-X
  • Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners, Second Edition, Adrienne L. Herrell and Michael L. Jordan, ISBN 0-13-098462-0

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131149908
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/09/2006
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 10.82(h) x 0.51(d)

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 Command

PART 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 Parents

PART 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 Communication

PART 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

Glossary

Teaching 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)

 

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