Table of Contents
Accommodating Student Differences: Recognizing and Working with Specific Learners
Attaining Credibility with Students: Teacher Attitude and Modeling Behaviors.
Beyond Teaching: A Teacher Is Interesting Because the Teacher Has a Life Outside of School.
Colleagues, Administrators, and Support Staff: Your Professional Network.
Curriculum Matters and Concerns.
Decision-Making and Locus of Control: No One Knowledgeable Ever Said That Good Teaching Is Easy, But It Is Fun and Intrinsically Rewarding.
Differentiating the Instruction: Ensuring that No Child Is Left Behind.
Discipline: Fear of Losing Classroom Control Is a Major Concern of Many Beginning Teachers.
Equality in the Classroom: Ensuring a Psychologically Safe and Supportive Learning Environment.
Field Trip: Planning for Success
First Day: Your One Opportunity to Make An Initial Impression.
Guest Speaker: Making It a Successful Learning Experience.
High Energy Days and the Disruption of Routine: Kids Are Human, Too.
High Stakes Testing: Checking That No Student is Left Behind.
Internet: Valuable Resource for Enhancing Teaching and Student Learning.
Job Satisfaction: A Two-Way Street.
Makeup Work: Be Firm But Understanding.
Media: If Anything Can Go Wrong, It Probably Will!
Memorizing: Sometimes It’s Necessary.
Motivational Ideas: Build Your Repertoire.
PaperWork: How to Avoid Becoming Buried Under Mounds of It.
Parent and Guardian Contacts and Involvement: Leaving No Parent/Guardian Behind
Politics at School: Best to Avoid.
Professional Organizations: Join One.
Protecting Students and Yourself: Liability, Safety, and Security Matters.
Records: Organization is Important to Success
Reliability: A Good Teacher Is a Dependable Person.
Salary: Not Great But Regular.
Sense of Humor, an Intelligent Behavior: Please Smile and Do So Long Before Christmas.
Student Achievement: The Extremely Important and Time-Intensive Responsibilities of Assessing, Grading, and Reporting.
Student Learning: When Children Do Not Learn the Way We Teach Them, Then We Must Teach Them the Way They Learn.
Subject Knowledge: Fountainhead of Information or an Educational Broker?
Supplies and Textbooks: Seldom Ideal, Sometimes Inadequate.
Teachable Moments: Be Ready to Recognize, to Catch and to Run with Them
Teacher’s Lounge: Enter with Caution.
Total School: Enter with Enthusiasm.
Transitions During Lessons: A Difficult Skill to Master.
Your Place of Work: Please Show Pride in It.
Your First Observation by the Principal.
Your Professional Portfolio and Personal Records of Your Work.
References and Recommended Readings
Glossary.Name and Subject Index.