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The Ultimate Student Teaching Guide

The Ultimate Student Teaching Guide

Second Edition

March 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

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

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