What Every Teacher Should Know About the Profession and Politics of Teaching

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No Child Left Behind and accountability to stakeholders require the up-to-date coverage found here on topics such as the politics of teaching and the changing the face of education.

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Meet the Author

Donna Walker Tileston is a veteran teacher and administrator. She is currently the president of Strategic Teaching and Learning, a consulting firm that provides services to schools throughout the United States and worldwide. Donna’s publications include Ten Best Teaching Practices: How Brain Research, Learning Styles, and Standards Define Teaching Competencies (2000), which has been on Corwin's bestseller list since its first year in print, in addition to the ten-volume award-winning series What Every Teacher Should Know, now in its second edition. Other recent titles are Teaching Strategies for Active Learning (2006), Teaching Strategies that Prepare Students for High Stakes Tests (2008), and Closing the Poverty and Culture Gap (2009). Donna received her BA from the University of North Texas, her MA from East Texas State University, and her Ed D from Texas A & M University-Commerce. She may be reached at www.whateveryteachershouldknow.com

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Table of Contents

About the Author
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Vocabulary Pre-Test
1. The Politics of Teaching
Accountability and Testing
Flexible Use of Federal Resources
School Choice
Quality Teachers and Quality Teaching
2. Being Part of a Learning Community
The Big Machine Approach
Accountability to the Larger System
Finding Resources
Working With Colleagues
Being Supervised
Quality Professional Development
3. Working With Parents
Begin at the Beginning
Ways to Communicate
The Parent-Teacher Conference
What If?
4. What Does the Future Hold?
The Changing Face of Education
The Move to Standards
Changing Ideas About the Teaching Process
The Teacher as a Professional: Why It Matters
How Can You Keep Up?
Vocabulary Summary
Vocabulary Post-Test
References
Index

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