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The Ultimate Student Teaching Guide

The Ultimate Student Teaching Guide

Second Edition

January 2014 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This comprehensive guide for teacher trainees helps them better understand the realities of the teaching experience. It provides practical strategies which can be immediately applied to help navigate school concerns, solve classroom challenges and negotiate social conflicts. The information and strategies are presented in a clear and concise manner and is an ideal guide for trainees to prepare for their placements.

Features include:
  • Practical strategies that help students prepare for the most pivotal experience in their teacher education or licensure program – the student teaching internship
  • Built-in chapter resources include; Read About It! lists of additional resources on methods, strategies, or research; Think About It! strategies that include reflection opportunities and methods to communicate successes, problems, and challenges; Try It! activities that ask readers to illustrate methodology or theories; and Bulletin Board chapter summaries
  • Practical “how-to” information in the concluding chapter prepares readers for “next steps,” including developing portfolios and resumes, studying for specialty area exams, applying for licensure, and applying for jobs.
Part I. People
Chapter 1. Welcome to Student Teaching: The Open House
Chapter 2. Meeting Your Cooperating Teacher: The Teacher Conference
Part II. Politics
Chapter 3. Understanding Your Cooperating Teacher: The Rules
Chapter 4. Managing the Workload: The Late Bell
Chapter 5. Classroom Management During Student Teaching: The Principal's Office
Part III. Planning
Chapter 6. Strategies for Effective Teaching: The Planning Period
Chapter 7. Preparation and Performance: The Lesson Plan
Part IV. Performance
Chapter 8. Developing Confidence in Your Teaching Ability: The Evaluation
Chapter 9. The Last STEP: Student Teacher Exit Plan
Appendix A. Twenty Ways to Say No (or Not Right Now)
Appendix B. Sample Pacing Guides
Appendix C. Sample Lesson Plan Templates
Appendix D. Sample Résumé
References and Further Readings
About the Authors

"(This book) addresses many of the issues involved in student teaching that other texts do not and is written by people who have first-hand experience with student teachers."

Joyce Rietman
University of Southern Indiana

Excellent book! Non-intimidating textbook for student internship, with background of educational theory and methods, and hints for making classroom teaching work. In addition, this book's authors all teach in North Carolina, and my students are interning in North Carolina schools.

Dr Betty Hubschman
Education, Carolina University
May 17, 2022

After going perusing the book, I solicited feedback from a current intern. Her feedback along with my own interest helped me to decide to use this book next fall with my interns.

Dr Tammy Cook
Curriculum Instruction Dept, University Of Montevallo
March 18, 2014

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 4

Kisha N. Daniels

Kisha N. Daniels has worked extensively in the areas of teaching and learning with children, public school teachers, administrators, and university students for 26 years. She holds a BA in Elementary Education, a MEd in School Counseling, a MSA in School Administration, a specialist certification in curriculum and instruction, and an EdD in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a teacher and administrator in large, urban school districts, Kisha has devoted her work to utilizing engaging curriculum to support diverse learning styles. She is currently an Associate Professor at North Carolina Central... More About Author

Gerrelyn C. Patterson

Gerrelyn C. Patterson has earned a BA in English Literature from North Carolina Central University, a MEd in English Education from the University of Virginia, and a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Curriculum, Culture and Change with an emphasis on teacher education and race, class, and gender issues. She has more than 17 years of pre-K–12 and university teaching experience. Gerrelyn has worked as a consultant and researcher with the Comer School Development Program at Yale University, taught in the Master’s in Teaching Program (MAT) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and added to the body of... More About Author

Yolanda L. Dunston

Yolanda L. Dunston has 21 years of experience in pre-K–12 and higher education. She earned a BA, in Elementary Education, a MEd in Special Education—Literacy Studies, and a PhD in Literacy all from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a tenured Associate Professor at North Carolina Central University in the Department of Curriculum Instruction in the School of Education. Her focus is on effective teaching for both preservice and practicing teachers, particularly in the area of literacy. She has been a teacher at the preschool and elementary level, a private consultant for struggling middle and high school students, and... More About Author

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