Professionalism in Teaching: What Every Teacher Should Know About / Edition 2

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This book is designed to provide new teachers with practical, theory-based approaches to becoming professional, confident, and skilled classroom instructors, with emphasis on the social and communication skills needed to deal appropriately with students, parents, colleagues, administrators, and the public.

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Table of Contents

PART I PROFESSIONALISM AT ITS BEST

  • Professionalism Defined
  • Becoming a Professional
  • Professional Classroom Environment
  • Reflective Decision Making
  • Mentoring
  • Accountability
  • Technology
  • Effective Social Skills
  • Faux Pas
  • Professional Attire
  • Attendance
  • Developing Confidence

PART II COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY

  • Standard English Usage
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Listening Skills
  • Telephone Etiquette
  • Telephone Tips
  • Written Communication
  • Newsletters
  • Importance of Proofreading
  • Spelling Errors
  • Email

PART III BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Teacher to Teacher
  • Managing School Politics Effectively
  • Being a Team Player
  • Supporting Your Colleagues
  • Teacher to Student
  • Students Are Your Focus
  • Teachers As Role Models
  • Student Conferences
  • Earning Respect
  • Being Fair

PART IV PRACTICING PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • School Responsibilities
  • Committee Work
  • After School Functions
  • When to Say Yes and When to Say No
  • Professional Development
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Contributing to the Community of Learners
  • Inservice Workshops
  • Professional Organizations and Conferences
  • Graduate Courses
  • Teacher Study Groups and Support Groups
  • Professional Development Plans
  • Professional Teaching Portfolios

PART V ADVICE FROM PROFESSIONALS

SUMMARY: KEYS TO BEING A PROFESSIONAL

APPENDIX

INTERNET RESOURCES

REFERENCES

FURTHER READINGS

INDEX

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