From best-selling author, Ellen Kronowitz comes the highly anticipated second edition of the The Teacher’s Guide to Success. Lauded as a blueprint for effective teaching and brimming with thoughtful and realistic advice, the new edition provides new teachers with a proven and practical approach to teaching through tried and true experience-based suggestions and research-based strategies.
Organized into eight topical units that address the everyday needs, concerns, and realities of today’s educators, teachers are guided from the very first day to the end of the school year. From organizing the physical classroom to mapping out a differentiated curriculum, the challenges of teaching are identified and streamlined. The companion website is packed with engaging examples from real live classrooms, advice from leading authorities in education, and helpful additional resources for your first year teaching. A resource you will never want to leave at home, this book reveals the ins and outs of teaching effectively in today’s classrooms.
Why mentors, induction coordinators and directors of human resources will love The Teacher’s Guide to Success for new teachers!
With an authority gleaned from her years of classroom teaching experience and working with future teachers at California State University, San Bernardino, Dr. Kronowitz writes in a style that leaves all teachers feeling as though she is in the classroom with them.
Checklists summarize key points and provide beginning and experienced teachers with a ready-made list of reminders that will help make their teaching days efficient and effective.
“Teacher Talks…” and “Student Says…” features illuminate the content with anecdotes or guidance from current teachers and student perspectives throughout.
“Classroom Artifacts” features provide sample lessons that incorporate concepts and techniques presented in the book.
“Apply It!” features encourage readers to apply and adapt concepts and strategies to their own situations.
“Myth Buster!” features take common perceptions and misconceptions about teaching, and explore their realities.
- A robust Companion Website introduces the reader to the author and her philosophy of education, and provides teachers with over 60 video clips and additional resources that will assist them in the classroom and with their professional development
What Educators Are Saying
“The key strengths of this project are its comprehensiveness and the integration of ideas borne from research into ideas about practice. I found this book to be a very thorough introduction to the entire first year of teaching and beyond…”
--Kristal Curry, Indiana University: Bloomington
“The author’s experience and knowledge comes through on every page.”
--Denise M. Rea, Fresno Pacific University
Table of contents
Unit 1 Are You Ready for the Journey
Chapter 1 How Does Teaching Differ from Student Teaching?
Chapter 2 What Does Research Show About the Induction Year?
Chapter 3 What Are Some Challenges for the Reflective Teacher?
Chapter 4 How Can I Plan Ahead for My First Day?
Unit 2 First Day
Chapter 5 What Can Help Me Through My First Day?
Chapter 6 How Do I Arrange and Assign Seats?
Chapter 7 What Should I Wear and What Should I Say?
Chapter 8 How Do I Learn My Students’ Names and How Do They Learn
Each Other’s Names?
Chapter 9 How Do I Establish Rules and Discipline the First Day?
Unit 3 Classroom Organization and Management
Chapter 10 How Do I Accessorize the Classroom with Bulletin Boards and Extras?
Chapter 11 How Do I Establish and Maintain Routines for Entrances/Exits, Beginning,
and Ending the Day?
Chapter 12 How Do I Move Materials and Students Around the Room?
Chapter 13 What Instructional Routines Will I Need?
Chapter 14 How Can I Engage Students in Operating the Classroom?
Chapter 15 How Do I Manage Technology in My Classroom?
Unit 4 Positive Discipline
Chapter 16 What Are the Main Views of Changing Behavior?
Chapter 17 What Are Some Causes of Misbehavior?
Chapter 18 How Can I Prevent Discipline Problems Before They Start?
Chapter 19 What Teacher Behaviors Lead to a Positive Classroom Climate?
Chapter 20 What Are Some Nonverbal Strategies to Maintain Order and Some
Responses to Avoid?
Unit 5 Planning and Organizing Subject Matter
Chapter 21 How Do I Align Standards and Fit Everything In?
Chapter 22 How Do I Write Unit, Weekly, Daily, and Lesson Plans?
Chapter 23 How Do I Gather Materials and Resources to Support My Instruction?
Chapter 24 How Do I Plan for Classroom Aides and Substitutes?
Unit 6 Engaging All Learners
Chapter 25 How Do I Communicate Positive Expectations to My Students?
Chapter 26 What Research-based Strategies Should I Consider?
Chapter 27 How Do I Combine Research-based Strategies with Cooperative Learning Groups?
Chapter 28 How Do I Differentiate Instruction to Meet the Needs of All Learners?
Chapter 29 What Are Effective Strategies for English Language Learners?
Unit 7 Assessing and Communicating Student Progress
Chapter 30 How Can I Assess Student Performance?
Chapter 31 How Can I Assess Student Interests and Attitudes?
Chapter 32 How Do I Manage Paperwork and Homework?
Chapter 33 How Can I Prepare My Students for Taking Standardized Tests?
Chapter 34 How Can I Enlist Support from and Communicate with Parents and Guardians?
Unit 8 A Professional Life in Balance
Chapter 35 What Is Reflective Practice and How Do I Engage in It?
Chapter 36 How Do I Establish Relationships with Administrators and Colleagues?
Chapter 37 How Can I Manage My Time and Balance My Life?
Chapter 38 What Professional Opportunities Are Open to Me?
Epilogue Final Tips
Chapter 39 The Last Days of School
Chapter 40 Now It’s Time to Teach!
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