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A New Teacher's Guide to Best Practices

A New Teacher's Guide to Best Practices

  • Yvonne Gentzler - University of Minnesota, USA, Iowa State University, USA

September 2005 | 300 pages | Corwin
New teachers face many challenges in their first years of teaching. A New Teacher's Guide to Best Practices can help new teachers apply best practices for teaching to improve effectiveness and to achieve professional development goals.

This reflective workbook is full of best-practice tools and strategies. Each chapter focuses on a different teaching challenge, featuring possible solutions to the challenge and in-depth research. Teacher tips and student perspectives from real teachers and students across the country are included, as well as appropriate teacher anecdotes. In addition, each chapter contains worksheets and figures that allow for reflection on the topic, as well as a section for reflections that can be used with a mentor.

Introducing the Quest
1. Planning and Preparation
2. Determining the Curriculum
3. Classroom Space and Establishing the Climate
4. Classroom Management and Organizational Strategies
5. Instruction
6. Professional Roles and Responsibilities
7. Collegiality
8. Assessment, Evaluation, and Grades
9. Professional Development
10. Administrators, Parents, and the Community
Appendix: INTASC Standards, NEA Code of Ethics

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ISBN: 9781575179377