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Secrets to Success for Beginning Elementary School Teachers
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Secrets to Success for Beginning Elementary School Teachers



October 2006 | 256 pages | Corwin
'Kottler and Gallavan prepare new teachers for all the daily obstacles and rewards of the profession in a way that can be easily implemented. The tone is heartwarming and the authors empathize with the frustrations and needs of new teachers' - Lori L. Grossman, Instructional Coordinator, Houston Independent School District, TX

'A must-have for all new teachers. The material is useful and will make your transition into teaching easier and more successful' - Miranda Moe, Kindergarten Teacher/New Teacher Facilitator, Beaver Dam Unified School District, WI

Take the first step toward becoming the teacher you've always wanted to be!

Packed with insider tips, practical strategies, and time-tested advice, this A-Z survival guide is designed for new and preservice educators. Offering a wide range of perspectives, authors Ellen Kottler and Nancy P. Gallavan cover the essential topics that novice teachers encounter, including establishing routines and classroom rules, planning instruction and assessment techniques, networking with colleagues, navigating school policies and procedures, and communicating effectively with parents.

Tools and resources include:

• Steps for developing meaningful curriculum

• Activities to extend learning and apply ideas in the classroom

• Preparation guidelines and checklists

• Lesson plan formats

• Strategies for including technology

Serving as a virtual "mentor," this handbook combines the insights of experienced teachers with straightforward portrayals of what to expect during the first days, weeks, semesters, and years in the classroom. Reduce your stress, improve your skills, and assure your success with this extraordinary resource.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Learning Your Way Around the School
 
2. Organizing Your Classroom
 
3. Knowing Your Students
 
4. Beginning and Ending School on the First Day
 
5. Developing Meaningful Curriculum
 
6. Planning Instruction and Assessment
 
7. Establishing Routine and Management
 
8. Valuing Cultural Diversity
 
9. Using Instructional Technology
 
10. Developing as a Professional
 
11. Connecting With Students
 
12. Communicating With Parents
 
13. Using a Substitute
 
14. Getting Involved With the School
 
Reflections
 
References and Readings
 
Index

"Kottler and Gallavan prepare new teachers for all the daily obstacles and rewards of the profession in a way that can be easily implemented. The tone is heartwarming and the authors empathize with the frustrations and needs of new teachers."

Lori L. Grossman, Instructional Coordinator
Houston Independent School District, TX

"A must have for all new teachers. The material is useful and will make your transition into teaching easier and more successful."

Miranda Moe, Kindergarten Teacher/New Teacher Facilitator
Beaver Dam Unified School District, WI

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1


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