Secrets for Secondary School Teachers: How to Succeed in Your First Year / Edition 2

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Overview

In this updated version of the bestseller, you will learn tangible ways to supercharge your teaching skills while avoiding the pitfalls common to beginning teachers.

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Editorial Reviews

April 1999 CHOICE
Praise for the first edition:

"This handbook for novice and apprentice teachers provides seasoned and insightful counsel. "

April 1999 CHOICE
Praise for the first edition:

"This handbook for novice and apprentice teachers provides seasoned and insightful counsel."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761939856
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/15/2003
  • Series: 1-Off Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Ellen Kottler, Ed.S., has been a teacher for over 30 years in public and private schools, alternative schools, adult education programs, and universities. She has worked in inner-city schools as well as in suburban and rural set­tings. She was a curriculum specialist in charge of secondary social studies and law-related education for one of the country’s largest school districts. Ellen is the author or coauthor of several books for educators, including Secrets for Secondary School Teachers: How to Succeed in Your First Year, On Being a Teacher, Secrets for Beginning Elementary School Teachers, Counseling Skills for Teachers, English Language Learners in Your Classroom: Strategies That Work, Secrets to Success for Science Teachers, and Students Who Drive You Crazy: Succeeding with Resistant, Unmotivated, and Otherwise Difficult Young People.

She teaches secondary education and supervises intern teachers at California State University, Fullerton.

Jeffrey A. Kottler, Ph D, one of the most prolific authors in the fields of psychology and education, is professor of counseling at California State University, Fullerton. He has authored more than a dozen texts for counselors and teachers that are used in universities around the world, as well as a dozen books each for practicing therapists and educators. Some of his most highly regarded works include: Counseling Skills for Teachers, On Being a Therapist, Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy, Learning Group Leadership, and Changing People’s Lives While Transforming Your Own. Jeffrey has worked as a teacher, counselor, and therapist in preschool, middle school, mental health center, crisis center, university, community college, and private practice settings. He served as a Fulbright Scholar and Senior Lecturer in Peru (1980) and Iceland (2000) and has been a visiting professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal.

Cary J. Kottler has attended public school in the United States and New Zealand. He is currently a student at Rice University in Houston, Texas where he is majoring in political science and is captain of the rugby team.

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Table of Contents

Preface
About the Authors
1. Learning Your Way Around the School
2. Organizing Your Room
3. Knowing Your Students
4. Dressing for Success
5. Beginning and Ending Your Class on the First Day
6. Developing Plans for Instruction and Assessment
7. Managing Time and Paperwork
8. Avoiding Boredom—Theirs and Yours
9. Eating Lunch
10. Connecting With Students
11. Communicating With Parents
12. Dealing With Difficult Students
13. Getting Involved in Activities
14. Networking With Professionals
15. Using a Substitute
16. Taking Care of Yourself to Minimize Stress
17. Planning for Your Future
Resources for Further Reading
Index

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