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

Second Edition


December 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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