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.
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
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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 ContentsForeword to the Second Edition by Gregory MichiePrefaceAbout the AuthorPart One: Getting There1. The Teaching Profession: What Are You Doing and Why Are You Doing It?2. Perception During the Job Search3. Your Educational Philosophy: Creating Your Teaching Tenets4. Reflective Writing Exercises for New and Veteran Teachers5. Remember the Paul Potts Principle: It Is So (If You Think So)Part Two: Being There6. The Classroom: Where the Teacher's Path and the Student's Path Converge7. The Teacher's Words: You Can Heal and You Can Harm8. The Teaching Persona: Who You Are When You're Standing up There at the Big Desk9. Working With Colleagues: Being a Team Player10. Dealing With School Hierarchy and Politics11. Don't Make Things Worse: Avoiding Deficit Views of Children12. A Pep Talk About Parents13. Seven Yin-Yang Blunders to AvoidPart Three: Staying There14. 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 Teacher16. The Paperwork Can Kill You17. Living in TestmaniaPart Four: Bringing Others There18. Creating Programs for Teacher Preparation: The Programs of the Golden Apple Foundation in IllinoisEpilogue: Group HugReferencesIndex