The Educator's Field Guide
From Organization to Assessment (And Everything in Between)
- Edward S. Ebert II - Coker College, USA
- Christine Ebert - University of South Carolina, USA
- Michael L. Bentley - University of Tennessee, USA
Teaching Methods & Learning Styles
Everything a teacher needs to survive—and thrive!
The Educator's Field Guide helps teachers get off to a running start. The only book that covers all four key cornerstones of effective teaching—organization, classroom management, instruction, and assessment—this handy reference offers a bridge from college to classroom with a hearty dose of practical guidance for teachers who aspire to greatness. At a time when school leaders are pressed to hire and retain high-quality teachers, this guidebook is indispensable for defining and nurturing the qualities teachers strive for and students deserve. Helpful tools include:
- Step-by-step guidance on instructional organization, behavior management, lesson planning, and formative and summative assessment
- User-friendly taxonomic guides to help readers quickly locate topics
- The latest information on student diversity, special needs, and lesson differentiation
- Teacher testimonials and examples
- Explanations of education standards and initiatives
Each key concept is addressed in a resource-style format with activities and reproducibles that can be customized. Teachers will also find lesson plan templates, graphs, charts, quizzes, and games—all in one easy-to-use source.
"You will find both the classic research in these areas of your work as a teacher as well as up-to-date discussions and explanations of key topics such as student diversity, special needs, lesson planning, instructional techniques, and assessing your students’ academic progress."
"In my thirty years of observing pre-service and in-service teachers, I had not found a guide that would cover everything an emerging teacher needs to consider until reading The Educator’s Field Guide. This book's unique five-step approach integrates the roles of teacher, classroom manager, and reflective practitioner into a continuous process essential to good teaching."
"Uniquely designed, The Educator's Field Guide will surely become a reliable, cornerstone reference in any teacher’s library—one that will be revisited time and again throughout a career—as well as a vital addition to the well-thumbed, instructional resources of those in the field of teacher education."
"An Educator's Field Guide combines key concepts in education into one convenient resource. The material covered is simplified without being too simplistic. The unit on classroom management is particularly helpful with advice from leading experts and tips for beginning the school year on the right foot. Students and beginning teachers will appreciate the professional knowledge shared in this book and will avoid many pitfalls common to this exciting, yet challenging field."
"The authors have created the most eminently practical guide for pre-service and early career teachers that I have encountered in recent years. In a teaching world that is often intimidating, these three experienced education professors have hit it right on. This is a guide that a teacher can use on Monday morning and then reflect with on Friday afternoon. They tell us how to TEACH rather than how to prepare students for standardized tests. Hooray for this team of practical educators!"
"Every classroom teacher and education policymaker should read this fantastic book. Each topic is clearly articulated in a very practical manner. Organizing each unit by First, Second, Now, Tomorrow, and Finally is pedagogically brilliant."
Sample Materials & Chapters
Unit I: Instructional Organization