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Your First Year as a High School Teacher: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional

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Survive & Thrive in the Classroom From Day One!

Teaching high school students is the toughest job you'll ever love. Of course, often it is an acquired love. You must learn to manage your students' education and play parent, counselor, police officer, and mentor. Wow! Now relax—it doesn't have to be overwhelming. With a little preparation you can ensure that you and your students get the most out of your time in the classroom and enjoy it!

Full of real-world advice and answers for the complex issues facing today's high school teachers, this down-to-earth and witty book will teach you how to create an atmosphere of cooperation, learning, and respect within your classroom. Use this helpful guide as your personal mentor to achieve a successful and satisfying career as a high school teacher.

Earn straight A's your first year by knowing how to:

Create an attention-grabbing and interactive teaching environment

Manage difficult students and unique teenage problems

Communicate, educate, and have fun with your students

Balance the demands of old-school administrators and pushy parents

Fairly assess, grade, and evaluate students

Develop effective and engrossing lesson plans

"Straightforward, up-to-date, and engaging. I've seen a lot of resource books for new teachers, and this is the best of the bunch."

Wendell Geis, continuing education administrator, University of California, Davis

Synopsis:

Lynne Rominger is a teacher and freelance writer. An accomplished journalist, she lives in Roseville, California.

Suzanne Packard Laughrea, a respected speaker and presenter on education and English, has 19 years of high school teaching experience. She lives in Rocklin, California.

Natalie Elkin is a high school teacher with a psychology background who also has experience as a middle school teacher. She resides in Sacramento, California.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

I: So . . . You Want to Be a Teacher

1. Opening Pandora's Box

2. The Nitty-Gritty

II: Setting Up Your Classroom

3. Organizing Your Classroom

4. A Splash of Chartreuse, Construction Paper, and a Brain in a Jar: Decorating Your Room and Gathering Supplies

5. Lockdown—Your Rules

III: Lesson Planning

6. Blockhead and Traditionalists: Understanding Your School Year and Schedule

7. Knowing and Organizing Your Curriculum

8. Mom Always Said, "Be Prepared": Lesson Plans

9. Incorporating Multimedia

10. I'm Outta Here!: Preparing for Absences from Your Classroom

IV: Classroom Management

11. Breaking the Rules

12. Developing an Effective Seating Arrangement

13. Reducing Downtime: Quick Transitions

V: Communication and Contact

14. Communicating with Parents

15. Cocktail Weiners and Communicating with Faculty

16. Maintaining and Nurturing Relationships with Students

VI: Grading, Assessing, and Evaluating

17. Creating Your Grading System

18. Assessing Students

19. On Display: Evaluations

VII: Odds and Ends

20. Seeking Support

21. Procuring and Keeping a Teaching Assistant

22. Rebels Without a Cause: Difficult Kids

23. Teacher Associations/Unions: To Join or Not to Join

Appendices

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307561374
Subtitle:
Making the Transition from a Total Novice to a Successful Professional
Publisher:
Prima
Author:
Rominger, Lynne Marie
Author:
Natalie Elkin
Author:
Packard Laughrea, Suzanne
Author:
Elkin, Natalie
Author:
Lynne Marie Rominger
Author:
Suzanne Packard Laughrea
Author:
Suzanne Packard Laughrea
Subject:
Education : General
Subject:
High school teaching
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Secondary
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Subject:
First year teachers
Subject:
Teacher orientation.
Subject:
Vocational Guidance
Subject:
Counseling -- Vocational guidance.
Subject:
High school teaching -- United States.
Subject:
First year teachers -- United States.
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
Education-Teaching Guides
Subject:
Education : Counseling - Vocational Guidance
Subject:
Education-Classroom Resources
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010322
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
448

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Your First Year as a High School Teacher: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional
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Product details 448 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307561374 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Lynne Rominger is a teacher and freelance writer. An accomplished journalist, she lives in Roseville, California.

Suzanne Packard Laughrea, a respected speaker and presenter on education and English, has 19 years of high school teaching experience. She lives in Rocklin, California.

Natalie Elkin is a high school teacher with a psychology background who also has experience as a middle school teacher. She resides in Sacramento, California.

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