The Substitute Teacher's Guide to Success

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In The Substitute Teacher’s Guide to Success, bestselling author Ellen Kronowitz gives substitute teachers the tools they need to successfully navigate their classrooms. This practical guide offers professional content, tips, tools, and advice for substitute teachers of all backgrounds and levels. Each chapter profiles a student and includes a) a short introductory story on the student, b) IEP goals and objectives for that student, and c) tips for adapting/modifying instruction. The Substitute Teacher’s Guide to Success reflects best practices and standards-based education, focusing on topics that are essential to successful substitute teaching at elementary, middle, and high school levels.
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What educators are saying…

“Why this book wasn’t written sooner is besides me. This is a wonderful book….I found that I could use this in screening the potential substitutes to see if they are qualified enough to sub in our school district.”

Tia M. Howe, Yarmouth School Department

“I appreciate [the book’s] practical suggestions and practices….I would purchase it for myself and recommend it to any new substitute I come into contact with. It would be a valuable resource for personal use and as a district training tool.”

Kelly Daily, Southwestern School District

“….I found the text and its contents to be an easy read and very credible in the information presented….I would highly recommend the purchase of The Substitute Teacher’s Guide to Success as an addition to any teaching professional’s personal library.”

Leon Smith, El Paso Independent School District

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205624959
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 3/25/2010
  • Series: Pearson Custom Education Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ellen Kronowitz has been an elementary and middle school teacher in both urban and rural school districts. All of her advanced degrees are from Teachers College, Columbia University where she taught at the Agnes Russell School, the university demonstration school. She is a Professor Emeritus of Education at CSU, San Bernardino where she taught social studies methods and graduate curriculum and instruction courses and supervised student teachers and interns. She was the liaison to the Hillside-University Demonstration School, a partnership in its twenty-first year. In addition to numerous conference presentations and journal articles, she has authored three books to help beginning teachers through their first years of teaching: Beyond Student Teaching, Your First Year of Teaching and Beyond, 4th edition and her most recent, The Teacher’s Guide to Success.

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Table of Contents

1 An Introduction to Substitute Teaching

2 Applying for a Position

3 Preparing for your First Day of Subbing

4 Dressing and Behaving Professionally

5 Ten Basic Principles for A Successful Subbing Experience

6 How Teachers Prepare for Subs

7 Beginning the Day

8 Interpreting Lesson Plans

9 Instructional Routines

10 Essential Routines for Classroom Order

11 Clues to Classroom Discipline

12 Low Key Interventions and Responses to Avoid

13 Engaging All Learners

14 Ending the Day and Relaxing

15 Substitute Teaching Resources and Supplemental Materials

16 Epilogue

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