Ten Things New Teachers Need to Succeed / Edition 2

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What is critical to help new teachers get off to a good start? How can educators excel in this complex, demanding, and ultimately rewarding profession? In this second edition, Robin Fogarty offers answers to these queries, along with high-impact strategies for novice and veteran practitioners. A quick reference tool on everything from writing rubrics to communicating with parents to planning for the unexpected, this handy guide helps teams of new and experienced teachers grow together by discussing and applying a chapter a month over a year. Filled with words of wisdom, practical advice, and action steps to achieve success in those crucial first years, this powerful little booklet distills the teaching and consulting experience of an international teacher of teachers and author of more than thirty books for educators.

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Editorial Reviews

Lori L. Grossman
"The coverage is complete, ranging from finding a mentor to working with parents.The bookis meant to be short and sweet, and it is."
Mary Alice Barksdale
"Describes ten basic, practical tenetsfor finding one’s way in the classroom. The book makes a distinct contribution by presenting the ten tenets in a very brief, readable format."
Rodger J. Beatty
"This book contains an introduction to key, practicaltips for teaching success."
The Bookwatch
"Ten common challenges are surveyed in depth, making for a specific set of strategies teachers will appreciate."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412938938
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/12/2007
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Fogarty is president of Robin Fogarty and Associates, Ltd., an educational publishing/consulting company. A leading proponent of the thoughtful classroom, she has trained educators throughout the world in curriculum, instruction, and assessment strategies. Fogarty has taught at all levels, from kindergarten to college, served as an administrator, and consulted with state departments and ministries of education in the United States, Puerto Rico, Russia, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Great Britain, Singapore, Korea, and the Netherlands. She has published articles in Educational Leadership, Phi Delta Kappan and the Journal of Staff Development. Fogarty has written How to Differentiate Learning (Corwin Press, 2007), Literacy Matters (Corwin Press, 2006), and From Staff Room to Classroom: Planning and Coaching Professional Learning (Corwin Press, 2006). Fogarty received her doctorate in curriculum and human resource development from Loyola University, Chicago.

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Table of Contents

1. A Knowing Colleague as Counsel: About the Policies, Practices, and Politics!
Proactively Seek a Mentor
Film Clip: Finding Forrester
2. A Place Called "My Room" for Students to Grow, to Groom, and to Zoom!
Create a Climate That Fosters Growth and Pride
Film Clip: Pay It Forward
3. A Method for Managing 1,500 Decisions: On Your Seat/On Your Feet!
Let Common Sense Rule the Moment of Decision
Film Clip: Teachers
4. A Discipline Plan That Works on Paper and on Students!
Be Consistent! Be Flexible!
Film Clip: To Sir With Love
5. A Standard Understanding of the Almighty Standards!
"Cluster" Standards Into Curriculum Content
Film Clip: Best of Saturday Night Live: Seinfeld-History Lesson
6. A Known Knowledge Base of Core Curriculum Content!
Map the Course - Then Talk With an Expert
Film Clip: Master and Commander
7. A Fail-Safe Lesson Design for Teachers to Teach and Learners to Learn!
Teach Them - Them Coach Them!
Film Clip: Dead Poet's Society
8. A Repertoire of Teaching Strategies: Different Strokes for Different Folks!
Tap Into the Talents of Each Learner
Film Clip: Akeelah and the Bee
9. A Love Affair With Assessment: Rubrics Are Our New Best Friend!
Share Criteria For Success With Students Before They Begin the Task
Film Clip: Music of the Heart
10. A Winning Way With Parents: To Report, Relate, and Celebrate
Involve Parents In the Teaching/Learning Process
Film Clip: Mr Holland's Opus
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