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Facilitator's Guide to Starting Strong
Surviving and Thriving as a New Teacher

Second Edition


September 2008 | 36 pages | Corwin
Give teachers the keys to developing competencies and confidence during that challenging first year! Based on Starting Strong, Second Edition, this guide gives staff developers and workshop leaders the tools to facilitate book study groups, seminars, and professional development events to help new classroom instructors navigate the crucial first year of teaching. Facilitators will be able to demonstrate practical ways to optimize student learning, maintain a positive and productive learning environment, and lead discussions on: Designing instruction that aligns with standards Integrating assessment into the instructional process Implementing instructional strategies that strengthen students' literacy skills Facilitating critical thinking through methods that include cooperative learning, effective questioning, learning centers, and meaningful homework Connecting with students in the classroom and building relationships with parents The chapter-by-chapter study guide follows the same format as the companion book and features: Workshop activities Discussion questions Suggestions for practical applications Chapter summaries Journal writing prompts Handouts Resources for extending learning A sample agenda for half-day workshops A workshop evaluation form The FacilitatorÆs Guide to Starting Strong, Second Editionáis ideal for staff developers or anyone leading professional training for groups of any sizeùpairs, small workshops, or large seminars.
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
How to Use This Guide

 
Additional Resources for Facilitators

 
 
Chapter-by-Chapter Study Guide: Starting Strong: Surviving and Thriving as a New Teacher, Second Edition, by Kristen J. Nelson and Kim Bailey
 
1. Teacher as a Creator of Classroom Environment
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activities

 
Journal Writing Prompts

 
Practical Applications

 
Resources for Extending Your Learning

 
 
2. Teacher as a Manager of the Classroom
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activities

 
Journal Writing Prompts

 
Practical Applications

 
Resources for Extending Your Learning

 
 
3. Teacher as a Designer of Instruction
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activities

 
Journal Writing Prompts

 
Practical Applications

 
Resources for Extending Your Learning

 
 
4. Teacher as an Assessor
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activities

 
Journal Writing Prompts

 
Practical Applications

 
Resources for Extending Your Learning

 
 
5. Teacher as a Promoter of Literacy
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activities

 
Journal Writing Prompts

 
Practical Applications

 
Resources for Extending Your Learning

 
 
6. Teacher as a Facilitator and Guide for Learning
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activities

 
Journal Writing Prompts

 
Practical Applications

 
Resources for Extending Your Learning

 
 
7. Teacher as a Relationship Builder
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activities

 
Journal Writing Prompts

 
Practical Applications

 
 
8. Teacher as a Communicator
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activities

 
Journal Writing Prompts

 
Practical Applications

 
Resources for Extending Your Learning

 
 
9. Teacher as a Learner
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activities

 
Journal Writing Prompts

 
Practical Applications

 
Resources for Extending Your Learning

 
 
Handouts
Handout 5.1: Before-Reading Strategies

 
Handout 7.1: Potential Teaching Stressors

 
 
Sample Half-Day Workshop Agenda
 
Workshop Evaluation Form

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ISBN: 9781412965514