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Everything But Teaching : Planning, Paperwork, and Processing - Stephen J. Valentine

Everything But Teaching

Planning, Paperwork, and Processing

By: Stephen J. Valentine (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th July 2009
ISBN: 9781412967075
Number Of Pages: 128

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'I wish I'd had this book forty years ago when I first started teaching. Everything But Teaching, with its moving anecdotes, pragmatic examples, and incisive observations, is the teacher's version of the Boy Scout Handbook-the ideal guide for teaching purposely without getting lost or sidetracked. It is perfect for new teacher orientation and veteran teachers' -Patrick F. Bassett, President , National Association of Independent Schools

'Stephen Valentine knows teaching through and through. Here he packs a huge message into a short space. I urge anyone who cares about schools, students, learning, or teaching to read this gem of a book' -Edward Hallowell, Consultant

The Hallowell Center

Every teacher knows that what happens before and after class is as important as what happens during class. This accessible resource gives all teachers indispensable tips for managing professional priorities outside the classroom and saving energy for the most essential part of their work: teaching students.

Real-life vignettes, planning sheets, and other templates, illustrate how to master the multitasking demands of the teaching life, including:

- Planning time wisely

- Tailoring grading practices to provide clear feedback

- Holding productive meetings with students, parents, or colleagues

- Keeping and using records effectively

- Corresponding with grace, tact, and detail

- Processing information and refining procedures

- Embracing new professional learning opportunities

Industry Reviews

"The most compelling line in the book is 'I teach kids,' not books or concepts. Regardless of the subject, we all teach kids, and sometimes we can lose sight of that. The book focuses on how to not let extrinsic factors get in the way of our goal." -- Loukea N. Kovanis-Wilson, Chemistry Instructor
"This topic is of vital interest to beginning teachers. The use of time, the demands of time, the changing nature of teaching, the explosion of knowledge, technology: all will be growing in the coming years." -- Ronald W. Poplau, Author of The Doer of Good Becomes Good
"Teachers who know how valuable their time is will love this book. Managing these duties will lead to a more successful classroom not only for the teacher, but also for the students." -- Jude A. Huntz, Middle School English Teacher
"This book makes an incredible contribution to the field. It helps readers not only gain insights and resources into how to be better teachers, but also encourages us because we wear so many hats." -- Kate Kinnan, Sixth-Grade History Teacher
"Once in a while, you read a book that absolutely nails it. Stephen Valentine knows teaching through and through. He is filled with a passion for his field. Here he packs into a short space a huge message. I urge anyone who cares about schools, students, learning, or teaching to read this gem of a book." -- Edward Hallowell, Consultant
"I wish I had had Stephen Valentine's wisdom, or at least his book, forty years ago when I first started teaching. With moving anecdotes, pragmatic examples, and incisive observations, this is the teacher's version of the Boy Scout Handbook, the guide you need to march through the forest of teaching purposefully, without getting lost or sidetracked. Valentine demonstrates that routine but necessary tasks outside of the classroom (meetings, conferences, planning, professional development, record-keeping, grading, etc.) can not only be well-managed but actually contribute to a teacher's effectiveness." -- Patrick F. Bassett, President
"A practical, plain-spoken primer full of concrete advice for harried, hurried teachers. Stephen Valentine offers down-to-earth prescriptions to help teachers focus their energies, refresh their skills, and renew their commitment." -- Robert Evans, Director
"A refreshing insight into modern day and future education that provides a practical outlook for the teachers who hope to keep pace with education's ever-changing scenario. Valentine suggests practices that save time and promote organization so that we may indeed teach!" -- Christina Gordon, Educator

Foreword by Pearl Rock KanePrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorIntroduction: School Time Versus Classroom Time1. Imperative 1: Plan Your Time Wisely Your Calendar Your Dynamic Calendar Your Goals and How to Accomplish Them Now You Can Relax2. Imperative 2: Tailor Your Grading to Suit the Needs of Your Students Three Cautionary Tales A Few Final Words3. Imperative 3: Hold Great Meetings Founded on Authentic Commitment Why Meet? Student Meetings (Part 1) The Systematic Approach Student Meetings (Part 2) Parent Meetings Meetings Led by Others Distractions During Meetings4. Imperative 4: Use Records to Generate Learning Opportunities The Evergreen System How to Store and Use Records When to Purge Records Record Keeping and Deliberate Choice5. Imperative 5: Correspond With Grace, Tact, and Detail The First Principle of Teacher Correspondence: Be Supportive and Graceful The Second Principle of Teacher Correspondence: Get Specific Correspond With Colleagues When to Stop Writing6. Imperative 6: Process or Perish What Is Processing? When and How to Process?7. Imperative 7: Become a Radical Learner Learning From Mentors and Collaboration Learning at Retreats Learning From Meetings Outside of the School Learning From New School Responsibilities Learning by Leading Groups and School Activities Learning From New Experiences8. Conclusion: Enjoy Your Balanced Professional LifeReferencesIndex

ISBN: 9781412967075
ISBN-10: 1412967074
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 28th July 2009
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.7  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.27

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