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Everything I Need to Know About Teaching . . . They Forgot to Tell Me!

Everything I Need to Know About Teaching . . . They Forgot to Tell Me!

January 2006 | 104 pages | Corwin
This book helps the new teacher to survive the first year of teaching and wind up happy, wiser and still sane!

Can I teach the way I believe is best for my students? How can I get it all done? The worries, concerns and questions of first-year educators can be overwhelming and eventually lead to teachers leaving the profession. This candid look at the pressures and surprises of the first year of teaching provides the new teacher with guidance and advice that is full of encouragement, humour, and practical ideas, all based on real first-year experiences.

This guidebook emphasizes the aspects of teaching that college professors don't teach. Authors Stacey Jarvis and Bob Algozzine take a realistic approach to the unforeseen pitfalls that new teachers face, focusing on the major concerns of novice teachers:

o Controlling workload, managing time and overcoming fatigue;

o Forming strong relationships with students, parents, and colleagues;

o Maintaining autonomy and control of teaching style and methods.

Chapter One - The College Years
Chapter Two - Finally Teaching? Not Yet!
Chapter Three - The Days Before the First Day of School
Chapter Four - The First Day of School
Chapter Five - One Lesson after Another
Chapter Six - Student-Teacher Relationships
Chapter Seven - Parents
Chapter Eight - Special Education
Chapter Nine - Teaching
Chapter Ten - Do's and Don'ts
APPENDIX - Survival Guide

Stacey Jarvis

Stacey Jarvis received a North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholarship while in high school and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2000.  She is currently teaching social studies in an urban high school in North Carolina.  She is now a National Board certified teacher and is working on obtaining her master's degree in secondary education.  She has spoken at numerous conferences and seminars across the state addressing the struggles of first-year teachers, and she has presented workshops and lectures to provide those individuals entering the teaching profession with advice and guidance. More About Author

Bob Algozzine

Bob Algozzine is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina and project codirector of the U.S. Department of Education-supported Behavior and Reading Improvement Center. With 25 years of research experience and extensive firsthand knowledge of teaching students classified as seriously emotionally disturbed, Algozzine is a uniquely qualified staff developer, conference speaker, and teacher of behavior management and effective teaching courses. He is active in special education practice as a partner and collaborator with professionals in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools in North Carolina and... More About Author

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