What Successful Teachers Do: A Dozen Things to Ensure Student Learning

What Successful Teachers Do: A Dozen Things to Ensure Student Learning

by Mary C. Clement


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New teachers will follow 12 steps to become established in their classrooms, while experienced teachers will get great ideas from each chapter.This book guides teachers to build support networks. Unlike any other book on the market, it combines research-based strategies with the author’s heartfelt stories of teaching.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475843507
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Pages: 188
Sales rank: 629,492
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Mary C. Clement has published 14 books and 140 articles in the fields of teacher hiring and new teacher support. She is a professor of teacher education at Berry College, in Georgia, and earned her doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Table of Contents

Successful Teachers
1. Prepare Personally and Professionally
What Preparation Do Successful Teachers Have?
Preparation To Get, And Keep, A Teaching Job
2.Know Educational Psychology
Why Educational Psychology?
Engage Students In Meaningful, Relevant, and Rigorous Instruction
The Four Steps of Classroom Management
3.Organize and Manage a Classroom
Organize the Room
Procedures and Routines
Rules and Consequences
4.Plan for Teaching
Curriculum is What We Teach
Planning What to Teach
A 10-step Lesson Plan – Any Subject or Grade Level
A Four-Step Lesson Plan
5.Use Effective Methods and Strategies
Assess Prior Interest and Knowledge (APIK)
Method #1: Lecture and Presentation
Method #2 – Concept Attainment
Method # 3: Demonstrations and Modeling
Method #4: Teaching with Questions
Method #5: Discussions
Method #6 – Group Work
Method # 7: Teaching with Projects
Method #8 – Lab Work
Method #9 – Teaching with Games
6.Use Technology for an Advantage
Simple Uses of Technology
Computers for Practice, Reinforcement, and Assessment
Guidelines and Ideas
What Might the Future Hold?
7.Assess Student Work
A Review of the Vocabulary of Assessment
Informal, Formative Assessments
Assess to Objectives
Creating Tests
Turning Assessments into Grades
When and How to Share Assessment Data
Program and Schoolwide Assessments
8.Meet the Needs of All Students
Student Diversity
Teaching Students with Special Needs
Gifted Students and Their Special Needs
Teaching English Language Learners (ELLs)
9.Communicate with All Stakeholders
Communication with Parents and Families
Script for Parent Phone Call Home
Communicating with Colleagues
Communication with Administrators
Communication Outside of the Classroom
10.Manage Time and Stress
Time Management
Stress Management
11.Grow as Professionals
What Does It Mean to be a Professional?
Mentoring and Being Mentored
The Support of a Professional Association
Professional Learning Communities
Becoming a Teacher Leader
The Stages of a Teacher’s Career
Moving into Administration
Moving into Higher Education
12.Know Why They Teach
Reading About Inspirational Educators
About Reflection
The Rest of My Story

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