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The Everything New Teacher Book : Increase Your Confidence, Connect With Your Students, and Deal With the Unexpected - Melissa Kelly

The Everything New Teacher Book

Increase Your Confidence, Connect With Your Students, and Deal With the Unexpected

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Published: 8th March 2004
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While many companies provide on-the-job training programs for new recruits, teachers are given a classroom full of students and a directive: ""ducate the next generation of Americans." With this daunting task before them, teachers today are confronted with overcrowded classrooms, budget cuts, and a faltering education system. The Everything? New Teacher Book recognizes that during the first couple of years in the classroom, teachers need effective suggestions on how to have a positive and lasting impact on their students. From the rules and tools of a successful learning environment to advice on behavior management, The Everything? New Teacher Book is the perfect guide for teachers during their first or second year-and veteran teachers making a grade change. AUTHOR: Melissa Kelly (Palm Harbor, FL) is a veteran teacher who has taught all levels of students, including students with learning disabilities, students with medical disabilities, and students in Advanced Placement courses. She is currently the guide for About.com's Secondary School Educators' site, where she writes articles, creates lesson plans, and provides valuable resources to teachers around the country and the world.

Top Ten Things Every New Teacher Should Knowp. x
Introductionp. xi
Welcome to Teachingp. 1
The Noble Professionp. 2
Education Todayp. 2
Your Role as a Teacherp. 4
A Day in the Life of a Teacherp. 6
What Your Students Expect from Youp. 8
Habits of Successful Teachersp. 11
The Secret Formula for Successp. 13
With an Attitudep. 14
Practice Consistencyp. 15
A Fair Dealp. 16
Learn to Be Flexiblep. 18
Putting It All Togetherp. 20
Practical Applicationsp. 21
From Expectations to Resultsp. 25
Great Expectationsp. 26
Fears Associated with High Expectationsp. 28
Shedding Your Biasesp. 28
Communicating Your Expectationsp. 32
Effect of Expectations on Behaviorp. 33
Effect of Expectations on Gradesp. 34
Meeting Your Own Expectationsp. 35
Setting the Ground Rulesp. 37
The Wisdom of Posting Class Rulesp. 38
Missing School Suppliesp. 40
Dealing with Tardinessp. 42
Late-Work Policiesp. 45
Makeup Work Policyp. 46
Restroom Use and Hall Passesp. 47
Behavior Managementp. 49
Beginning on the Right Footp. 50
Discipline Plansp. 51
Humor Is the Most Effective Toolp. 53
Active Listeningp. 54
Positive and Negative Reinforcementp. 55
Use and Misuse of Referralsp. 57
Parental Communicationsp. 59
Prejudice, Controversy, and Violencep. 61
Prejudice in the Classroomp. 62
The Most Effective Toolp. 63
Discussing Controversial Topicsp. 64
Religious Mattersp. 66
Political Issuesp. 68
Dealing with School Violencep. 69
School Bullyingp. 71
Organizing Your Spacep. 73
Setting Up Classroom Spacep. 74
Classroom Suppliesp. 77
Textbook Usep. 79
A Filing Systemp. 83
Making Your Life Easierp. 84
Copying Tips and Tricksp. 86
Working with a Lesson Planp. 87
What Is a Lesson Plan?p. 88
The Learning Objectivep. 88
Sources of Ideasp. 91
Your Planning Toolsp. 93
Knowing How Much to Includep. 95
Assigning Homeworkp. 96
Learning to Be Flexiblep. 99
Maximizing Your Instructional Timep. 101
Warm-Upsp. 102
Keeping a Journalp. 104
Housekeeping Timep. 105
Daily Reviewp. 108
Moving from Activity to Activityp. 110
Additional Tips and Ideasp. 112
If You Have Extra Timep. 114
A Variety of Teaching Methodsp. 115
Three Types of Learning Stylesp. 116
Nine Measures of Intelligencep. 117
Importance of Varying Instructionp. 120
Class Lecturesp. 120
Group Discussionsp. 122
Cooperative Learningp. 124
Role-Playing and Debatesp. 126
Technology in the Classroomp. 129
The Haves and the Have-Notsp. 130
It's Not Just about Moneyp. 130
Computer Technologyp. 133
Learning Onlinep. 136
Using Technology Effectivelyp. 138
When Your School Can't Afford Itp. 139
Assessments and Gradingp. 141
Valid Assessmentsp. 142
Pretesting to Track Progressp. 143
What Do Grades Really Mean?p. 144
Grading with Rubricsp. 145
Staying Organizedp. 147
Academic Integrityp. 150
High-Stakes Testingp. 153
What Is High-Stakes Testing?p. 154
Current Trendsp. 156
What's at Stakep. 157
Arguments for High-Stakes Testingp. 159
Arguments Against High-Stakes Testingp. 160
The Impact on Youp. 162
Teaching to the Testp. 163
Beyond the Classroomp. 165
Are Field Trips Worth It?p. 166
Field Trip Destinationsp. 168
Planning the Field Tripp. 169
Field Trip Dayp. 173
Virtual Field Tripsp. 174
Visits to the Media Centerp. 175
Avoiding Stress and Illnessp. 177
Expect to Get Sickp. 178
Be Your Own Best Subp. 179
Getting Hurt on the Jobp. 180
Sick Buildingsp. 181
Causes of Stressp. 183
Stress Reliefp. 185
Sleep Deprivationp. 186
Giving Substitutes a Fighting Chancep. 187
The Substitute Folderp. 188
Effective Substitute Lesson Plansp. 190
Scheduling Substitutesp. 192
Final Preparationsp. 194
Student Behaviorp. 194
Not All Substitutes Are Created Equalp. 195
Meeting Diverse Needsp. 197
Learning the Lingop. 198
Individuals with Disabilities Education Actp. 199
The Individual Education Planp. 201
Inclusion in the Classroomp. 203
Teaching Students with Diverse Needsp. 204
Working with a Co-Teacherp. 206
Walking the Staff Tightropep. 209
Your Place as a New Teacherp. 210
Keeping People Happyp. 211
Following the Chain of Commandp. 215
Making Good Colleague Choicesp. 216
Staff Gossipp. 219
Personality Conflictsp. 220
Avoiding "New Teacher" Exploitationp. 221
Positive Effects of Participatingp. 222
Your Teaching Assignmentp. 224
School Committeesp. 226
Extracurricular Activitiesp. 227
Additional Dutiesp. 229
How to Say "No"p. 229
The Pendulum Swing of Reformp. 231
Cyclical Reformsp. 232
Changes in Classroom Proceduresp. 233
Ability Groupingp. 234
Interest and Career Groupingp. 236
Block Schedulep. 238
Year-Round Educationp. 242
Setting Up Smaller Schoolsp. 243
Voucher Reformsp. 244
Changing Your Attitudep. 245
Online Learning: The Wave of the Futurep. 247
What Is Online Education?p. 248
State of Online Education Todayp. 248
Case Study: The Florida Virtual Schoolp. 249
The Wave of the Futurep. 250
The Mind of an Online Instructorp. 253
Benefits of Teaching Onlinep. 254
Issues for Online Instructorsp. 255
Tips for Success in Online Teachingp. 257
Dealing with the Unexpectedp. 259
Expect the Unexpectedp. 260
Not Enough Textsp. 260
Overcrowded Classesp. 263
No Classroom at Allp. 265
Multiple Prepsp. 267
In Case of Emergencyp. 268
Survival Mode: First Day, First Weekp. 271
The Right Learning Environmentp. 272
Attitude Is Everythingp. 274
Dealing with Nervousnessp. 275
Before the Students Arrivep. 277
The First Dayp. 277
Checklists for Successp. 279
Can You Really Do It All?p. 281
A Part of Your Communityp. 282
What Parents Wantp. 283
Working with Your Studentsp. 285
Appeasing the Administrationp. 286
Setting Your Own Expectationsp. 287
A Rewarding Careerp. 290
Additional Resourcesp. 294
Glossary of Terms and Acronymsp. 297
Indexp. 300
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ISBN: 9781593370336
ISBN-10: 1593370334
Series: Everything Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 8th March 2004
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 20.96  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.66