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Secrets for Secondary School Teachers: How to Succeed in Your First Yearby Ellen Kottler, Jeffrey A. Kottler, Cary J. Kottler
Kottler, a professor of secondary education at California State University with 30 years of experience as a secondary teacher, offers practical advice for new teachers, designed to reduce stress associated with the first year on the job. She gives tips on getting to know students and parents, holding student attention, dealing with difficult students, and developing lesson plans. Many of the tips are illustrated with vignettes that show how they can be applied. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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 is one of the most prolific authors in the fields of counseling, psychotherapy, and education, having written more than 90 books about a wide range of subjects. He has authored a dozen texts for counselors and therapists that are used in universities around the world and a dozen books each for practicing therapists and educators. Some of his most highly regarded works include Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy, The Mummy at the Dining Room Table: Eminent Therapists Reveal Their Most Unusual Cases and What They Teach Us About Human Behavior, Bad Therapy, The Client Who Changed Me, Divine Madness, Change: What Leads to Personal Transformation, Stories We’ve Heard, Stories We’ve Told: Life-Changing Narratives in Therapy and Everyday Life, and Therapy Over 50. He has been an educator for 40 years, having worked as a teacher, counselor, and therapist in preschool, middle school, mental health center, crisis center, nongovernmental organization, university, community college, private practice, and disaster relief settings. He has served as a Fulbright scholar and senior lecturer in Peru and Iceland, as well as worked as a visiting professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal. He is professor of counseling at California State University, Fullerton.
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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