Your First Year of Teaching: Guidelines to Success / Edition 3

Your First Year of Teaching: Guidelines to Success / Edition 3

by Richard D. Kellough
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131708589

ISBN-13: 9780131708587

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Merrill/Prentice Hall has created a new Professional Development Series, designed to provide a wealth of resources for teachers and other education professionals. The booklets in this series discuss the common trends in a education today, such as No Child Left Behind and how to teach English Language Learners. All of the books in the series are designed to be short

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Merrill/Prentice Hall has created a new Professional Development Series, designed to provide a wealth of resources for teachers and other education professionals. The booklets in this series discuss the common trends in a education today, such as No Child Left Behind and how to teach English Language Learners. All of the books in the series are designed to be short, precise guides to refer to quickly and easily in your classroom. If you would like more information on Merrill's Professional Development books, please visit www.merrilleducation.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131708587
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Merrill Professional Development Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.91(h) x 0.29(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue1
Accommodating Student Differences2
Attaining Credibility with Students: Teacher Attitude and Modeling Behaviors2
Beyond Teaching: A Teacher Is Interesting Because the Teacher Has a Life Outside of School3
First Year of Teaching: Not the Best Time to Assume New Personal and Social Commitments and Responsibilities3
Colleagues, Administrators, and Support Staff: Your Professional Network3
Mentor: Sometimes It's Good to Have More Than One4
An Expert Among Professionals4
Envious Colleagues5
Staff Should Be Valuable Members of Your Support Network5
Sharing a Common Purpose5
Ask for Help Whenever You Feel a Perceived Need-Don't Wait Too Long5
Curriculum Matters and Concerns6
Teaching Both Children and the Content Standards: An Oxymoron?6
Integrating the Subjects: More Like Real Life6
Cooperative Learning: Don't Give Up Before Experiencing Its Benefits8
Group Grading Is Not Recommended10
Controversial Content and Issues: Unavoidable11
Figure 1Ten most-challenged books in 200211
Children Must Be Protected from Dogma and Allowed Freedom to Learn and to Develop Their Personal Values and Opinions13
Decision Making and Locus of Control: No One Knowledgeable Ever Said That Good Teaching Is Easy, But It Is Fun and Intrinsically Rewarding13
Coping Strategies: Avoiding Feelings of Aloneness13
Decision Making and Instruction14
This May Be the First Job Where You Are Constantly Reflecting On Your Every Action14
Retaining Creativity and Individuality While Teaching a Prescribed and Even Scripted Curriculum15
Differentiating the Instruction: Ensuring That No Child Is Left Behind16
Selected Strategies for Personalizing Instruction for Quality Learning16
Discipline: Fear of Losing Classroom Control Is a Major Concern of Many Beginning Teachers17
Beginning the School Year Well: Thorough Preparation Provides Confidence and Fosters Success17
Preventing a Ship from Sinking Is Much Easier Than Saving a Sinking One: Errors to Avoid18
Helping Students Develop Self-Control28
Equality in the Classroom: Ensuring a Psychologically Safe and Supportive Learning Environment28
Examples of Teacher Behaviors That Violate the Concept of Gender Equity28
Ensuring Equity29
First Day: Your Only Opportunity to Make an Initial Impression30
Dress with Professional Pride31
Greet the Students31
Initial Activity31
Student Seating31
Information About the Class or Course32
Figure 2Sample course syllabus34
Procedures and Endorsed Behavior34
Focus on Endorsed Attitudes and Behaviors34
What Students Need to Understand from the Start35
Figure 3About class interruptions37
Consequences for Inappropriate Behavior38
First Homework Assignment38
Guest Speaker: Making It a Successful Learning Experience38
High Energy Days and the Disruption of Routine: Kids Are Human, Too39
High Stakes Testing: Leave No Student Behind40
Differentiating Your Classroom: Modify the Key Variables of Time, Methodology, and Grouping to Ensure that No Child Is Left Behind41
Internet: Resource to Enhance Teaching and Student Learning41
Figure 4Sample Internet resources for teachers42
Job Satisfaction: A Two-Way Street43
Makeup Work: Be Firm But Understanding43
Homework Assignments43
Late Work and Opportunity for Recovery43
Classroom Vignette: Late Homework from an At-Risk Student44
Tests and Quizzes44
Unannounced Quizzes45
Media: If Anything Can Go Wrong, It Probably Will!45
Be Prepared with Plan B46
Memorizing: Sometimes It's Necessary46
Motivational Ideas: Build Your Repertoire47
The Visual and Performing Arts48
Family and Consumer Economics, Foods, and Textiles49
English, Languages, and the Language Arts50
Mathematics52
Science53
Social Sciences54
Figure 5Internet sites for teaching ideas57
Paperwork: How to Avoid Becoming Buried Under Mounds of It58
Teacher Vignette: No One Truly Knowledgeable About It Ever Said That Good Teaching Is Easy58
Cautions About Using Peer Checking59
Parent and Guardian Contacts and Involvement59
Back-to-School Night and Open House60
Conferences61
Dealing with an Angry Parent or Guardian61
Politics at School: Best to Avoid62
Professional Organizations: Join One62
Protecting Students and Yourself: Liability, Safety, and Security Matters63
Student Rights63
Teacher Liability and Insurance63
Child Abuse64
Door Keys64
First Aid and Medication64
Records: Organization, the Key to Success65
Record Keeping65
Worst Nightmare65
Reliability: A Good Teacher Is a Dependable Person66
Salary: Not Great But Regular66
Sense of Humor, an Intelligent Behavior: Please Smile and Do So Long Before Christmas67
Classroom Vignette: A Humorous Scenario: A Missed Teachable Moment67
Student Achievement: The Extremely Important and Time-Intensive Responsibilities of Assessing, Grading, and Reporting67
Avenues for Assessing Student Learning68
Think First, Write Second: That Which Separates the Professional Teacher from Anyone Off the Street Is the Teacher's Ability to Go Beyond Mere Description of Behavior69
Student Journals and Assessment70
Student Portfolios and Assessment70
Avoiding the Rush at the End of a Grading Period70
Report Cards71
Student Learning: When Children Do Not Learn the Way We Teach Them, Then We Must Teach Them the Way They Learn71
Classroom Vignette: Students Write and Stage a One-Act Play72
Students at Risk: Integration of Learning Modalities Is a Must72
Learning Style Is Not an Indicator of Intelligence But of How a Person Learns73
The Learning Cycle75
Learning Capacities76
Classroom Vignette: Using the Theory of Learning Capacities (Multiple Intelligences) and Multilevel Instruction77
Subject Knowledge: Fountainhead of Information or an Educational Broker?77
Teaching Out of Field78
Supplies and Textbooks: Seldom Ideal, Sometimes Inadequate78
What You Want for Your Birthday79
Student Textbooks79
Figure 6Techniques for helping students develop their higher-level thinking skills and their comprehension of expository material81
Teacher's Lounge: Enter with Caution81
Total School: Enter with Enthusiasm82
Student Activities: There Is More to Teaching and Learning Than Classroom Work82
Transitions During Lessons: A Difficult Skill to Master82
Your Place of Work: Please Show Pride in It84
Your First Observation by the Principal84
Your Professional Portfolio and Personal Records of Your Work85
Epilogue86
For Further Reading87
Glossary90
Index97

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