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Secrets for Secondary School Teachers
How to Succeed in Your First Year

Second Edition


October 2003 | 224 pages | Corwin
This is a reference book that you will turn to again and again. It's packed with practical strategies you can use immediately. These tips and techniques, developed by experienced teachers, will simplify and organize your workload. Reduce the stress that comes with your first teaching position. A series of scenarios demonstrates how you can put these ideas into practice in your classroom.

This book is an invaluable tool for beginning teachers, student teachers. It answers countless questions and offers constructive, useful advice. Implement these fundamentals to make the first - and every - year of your teaching career successful!

 
Preface
 
About the Authors
 
1. Learning Your Way Around the School
 
2. Organizing Your Room
 
3. Knowing Your Students
 
4. Dressing for Success
 
5. Beginning and Ending Your Class on the First Day
 
6. Developing Plans for Instruction and Assessment
 
7. Managing Time and Paperwork
 
8. Avoiding Boredom--Theirs and Yours
 
9. Eating Lunch
 
10. Connecting With Students
 
11. Communicating With Parents
 
12. Dealing With Difficult Students
 
13. Getting Involved in Activities
 
14. Networking With Professionals
 
15. Using a Substitute
 
16. Taking Care of Yourself to Minimize Stress
 
17. Planning for Your Future
 
Resources for Further Reading
 
Index

Praise for the first edition:

"This handbook for novice and apprentice teachers provides seasoned and insightful counsel."

CHOICE, April 1999

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Ellen Kottler

Ellen Kottler, Ed.S., has been a teacher for over 30 years in public and private schools, alternative schools, adult education programs, and universities. She has worked in inner-city schools as well as in suburban and rural set­tings. She was a curriculum specialist in charge of secondary social studies and law-related education for one of the country’s largest school districts. Ellen is the author or coauthor of several books for educators, including Secrets for Secondary School Teachers: How to Succeed in Your First Year, On Being a Teacher, Secrets for Beginning Elementary School Teachers, Counseling Skills for Teachers, English... More About Author

Jeffrey A. Kottler

Jeffrey A. Kottler is one of the most prolific authors in the fields of counseling, psychotherapy, and education, having written more than 90 books about a wide range of subjects. He has authored a dozen texts for counselors and therapists that are used in universities around the world and a dozen books each for practicing therapists and educators. Some of his most highly regarded works include Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy, The Mummy at the Dining Room Table: Eminent Therapists Reveal Their Most Unusual Cases and What They Teach Us About Human Behavior, Bad Therapy, The Client Who Changed Me, Divine... More About Author

Cary Jay Kottler

Cary J. Kottler has attended public school in the United States and New Zealand. He is currently a student at Rice University in Houston, Texas where he is majoring in political science and is captain of the rugby team. More About Author

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