Synopses & Reviews
New teachers often face challenges in their first year of teaching that their textbooks might not have prepared them for: getting a job, preparing for the first day of teaching, ordering supplies, assuming the role of teacher, and more. This book is a survival guide for teachers with the "first year jitters." This book gets straight to the point of what works for new teachers, and in a clear, engaging voice, explains how to do it. The book offers numerous methods for instruction not specific to any one subject or content area. The realities of the modern classroom are reflected in this "must have" guide. Designed for anyone thinking about entering the teaching profession or novice teachers.
Table of Contents
Most chapters conclude with “Summary,” “For Further Reading,” “References,” “Discussion Questions,” and “Exercises.”
1.Are You Sure You Really Want to Teach? Paths to Becoming a Teacher.
Why People Become Teachers.
Paths to Becoming a Teacher.
What To Do To Become a Teacher.
Getting a Job Teaching.
2.Surviving the First Few Days.
Initial School Contact.
Meeting the School Team.
Your First Day of Teaching.
Ordering Materials, Supplies, and Equipment.
Initial Course Planning.
3.How People Learn. Some Principles of Learning.
Principles of Learning.
Levels of Learning.
4.What? Me a Teacher? Assuming the Role of a Teacher.
A Climate for Learning.
Traits of the Teacher.
5.Helping Your Horse Keep Up With the Cart. Techniques for Organizing Your Course.
The Instructional Process.
Develop Performance Objectives.
Determining Evaluation Criteria and Methods.
Organizing the Lessons.
The Lesson Plan.
6.There's More Than One Way To Skin a Cat. Techniques of Teaching.
Questions in Instruction.
7.How Do You Know That You Did What You Set Out To Do? Some Techniques of Evaluation.
Evaluation of Student Achievement.
Evaluation of Instruction.
Student leadership Development organizations.
Completed Instructor’s Lesson Plan.
Textbook Evaluation Form.
Checklist for Analyzing an Instructor’s Lesson Plan.
Code of Ethics.
Community Resource Speakers Form.
Audiovisual Resources Form.
Performance Test Rating Sheet.
Lesson Observation Rating Form.
Student Appraisal of Instruction.