This is a complete, hands-on guidebook for students enrolled in courses, such as Introduction to Education and General or Subject Area Methods, that require field experience. It is specifically designed to be used by teacher education students prior to their student teaching. It is an effective, proven field experience workbook for pre-service teachers sent into public school classrooms to observe the dynamics of what goes on, participate with the classroom teacher, and then reflect on the experience. Completing the series of 51 practical, tear-out, blank forms provides ample experience in how to observe effectively, participate, and teach through careful, detailed planning. The forms cover all aspects of observation, participation, and reflection from structured observation of a lesson to a checklist for determining teaching styles to reflections on small-group teaching.
AcknowledgmentsAbout the Authors Introduction Part I: UNDERSTANDING FIELDWORK Chapter 1: The Importance of Fieldwork Part II: OBSERVING IN THE SCHOOLS Chapter 2: Observing Teachers Chapter 3: Observing Classrooms, Schools, and Curriculum Chapter 4: Observing Students Part III: DEVELOPING SUCCESSFUL TEACHING SKILLS Chapter 5: Participation: Preteaching and Planning Chapter 6: Teaching Part IV: THE PORTFOLIO Chapter 7: Keeping a Portfolio Part V: GLOSSARY Part VI: FORMS References