Teaching From the Deep End: Succeeding With Today's Classroom Challenges / Edition 2

Teaching From the Deep End: Succeeding With Today's Classroom Challenges / Edition 2

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Teaching From the Deep End: Succeeding With Today's Classroom Challenges / Edition 2

Encouraging teachers to reflect on why they chose teaching as a profession, this edition includes suggestions for navigating school politics, job searching, and surviving a "testmania" culture.

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ISBN-13: 9781412965620
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 09/14/2009
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 149
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dominic Belmonte taught at York Community High School in Elmhurst, Illinois, for twenty years as an English teacher and chairman of the English Department. He is now President and CEO ofthe Golden Apple Foundation for Excellence in Teaching. A member and past chairman of the Golden Apple Academy of Educators, in 1989 he co-created the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program, a pre-induction teacher preparation experience that is now the Golden Apple Foundation’s largest program, named by Harvard University as one of 15 programs out of 1,200 nationwide as a finalist for its Innovations in American Government award. In 1996 Belmonte also co-created the GATE (Golden Apple Teacher Education) program, an alternative pathway to teacher certification for mid-career adults wishing a career in teaching secondary math or science or teaching elementary school children.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition by Gregory Michie
About the Author
Part One: Getting There
1. The Teaching Profession: What Are You Doing and Why Are You Doing It?
2. Perception During the Job Search
3. Your Educational Philosophy: Creating Your Teaching Tenets
4. Reflective Writing Exercises for New and Veteran Teachers
5. Remember the Paul Potts Principle: It Is So (If You Think So)
Part Two: Being There
6. The Classroom: Where the Teacher's Path and the Student's Path Converge
7. The Teacher's Words: You Can Heal and You Can Harm
8. The Teaching Persona: Who You Are When You're Standing up There at the Big Desk
9. Working With Colleagues: Being a Team Player
10. Dealing With School Hierarchy and Politics
11. Don't Make Things Worse: Avoiding Deficit Views of Children
12. A Pep Talk About Parents
13. Seven Yin-Yang Blunders to Avoid
Part Three: Staying There
14. Classroom Ethics: 68 What-If's That Will Make Any Teacher Say "Yikes!"
15. Major Stresses in the Teaching Profession: Why You Must Remain a Teacher
16. The Paperwork Can Kill You
17. Living in Testmania
Part Four: Bringing Others There
18. Creating Programs for Teacher Preparation: The Programs of the Golden Apple Foundation in Illinois
Epilogue: Group Hug

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