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The Educator's Field Guide

From Organization to Assessment (And Everything in Between)

The Educator's Field Guide covers the four key areas of organization, classroom management, instruction, and assessment, and offers an excellent bridge from college to classroom.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12, Elementary, Secondary
  • ISBN: 9781412969499
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2011
  • Page Count: 240
  • Publication date: April 07, 2011

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Everything a teacher needs to survive—and thrive!

The Educator's Field Guide
helps teachers get off to a running start. The only book that covers all four key cornerstones of effective teaching—organization, classroom management, instruction, and assessment—this handy reference offers a bridge from college to classroom with a hearty dose of practical guidance for teachers who aspire to greatness. At a time when school leaders are pressed to hire and retain high-quality teachers, this guidebook is indispensable for defining and nurturing the qualities teachers strive for and students deserve. Helpful tools include:

  • Step-by-step guidance on instructional organization, behavior management, lesson planning, and formative and summative assessment
  • User-friendly taxonomic guides to help readers quickly locate topics
  • The latest information on student diversity, special needs, and lesson differentiation
  • Teacher testimonials and examples
  • Explanations of education standards and initiatives

Each key concept is addressed in a resource-style format with activities and reproducibles that can be customized. Teachers will also find lesson plan templates, graphs, charts, quizzes, and games—all in one easy-to-use source.

Key features

  • Helps teachers in training and novice teachers translate theory to practice
  • Covers essential topics of instructional organization, classroom management, instructional techniques, and assessment
  • Includes user-friendly indexes to help readers quickly locate needed information
  • Packed with reflective activities and templates for the teacher
  • Provides teacher testimonials and examples
  • Correlates with NBPTS Core Propositions and INTASC Principles


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Edward S. Ebert II

Edward S. Ebert, II is Professor Emeritus of Education at Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina and an award winning educator. With a degree in Psychological Foundations of Education, he has taught courses in educational psychology, elementary science methods, child development, classroom management, assessment, and creative problem solving. He as written a dozen books, including elementary science methods (Teaching Constructivist Science, K-8/Corwin Press), creative thinking and science teaching, introduction to education, classroom pragmatics: management and assessment (The Educator's Field Guide/Corwin Press), and an examination of public education in the American culture. Ebert has given numerous presentations nationally and internationally, and has taught science education and educational psychology for a semester at Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, P.R. China. He now resides in Wellfleet, MA, where he continues to publish educational materials and serves on a regional school board.
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Christine Ebert

Christine Ebert is Associate Provost, Dean of the Graduate School, and Professor of Science Education at the University of South Carolina. Her work in science education focuses on conceptual change and development in students' understanding of science principles. In addition she has taught courses in thinking and reasoning, and is extensively involved with collaboration between elementary schools and the university. Ebert serves regularly as a program evaluator for national federally funded science initiatives. She has co-authored three other books related to science education and conceptual development. Ebert has presented her work on science education and creative thinking at conferences across the country and around the world.

Michael L. Bentley

Michael Bentley is an Associate Professor of Science Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he teaches courses in environmental education and methods of teaching K-8 science. He has written science books for young readers as well as curriculum materials and numerous professional articles and chapters in books. He has also been involved with the creation of several innovative schools and has been an officer on two school boards. Bentley’s interests include teacher education, the public understanding of science, curriculum studies and international education, and the history, philosophy, and sociology of science as applied to science education.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables



About the Authors

Unit I Instructional Organization

Unit I Outline

Unit I Concept Map

Unit I Pep Talk

First: Long-Range Planning

Second: Short-Range Planning

Now: Classroom Organization

Tomorrow: Instructional Presentation

Finally: Communication With "Outsiders"


Unit I Appendix

Unit II Classroom Management

Unit II Outline

Unit II Concept Map

Unit II Pep Talk

First: Keys to Successful Classroom Management

Second: Establishing a Management-Based Learning Environment

Now: Compiling Your Plan: A Template for Classroom Management

Tomorrow: Implementing the Plan and Responding to Student Behavior

Finally: Assessing Your Classroom Management Plan

Unit II Appendix

Unit III Instruction

Unit III Outline

Unit III Concept Map

Unit III Pep Talk

First: The Curriculum

Second: The Student

Now: Conceptualizing Your Role

Tomorrow: Putting it All Together

Finally: This Is a People Profession

Unit IV Assessment

Unit IV Outline

Unit IV Concept Map

Unit IV Pep Talk

First: The Basics of Assessment

Second: Making Assessment a Part of Instruction

Now: Writing Tests

Tomorrow: Analyzing the Results of Your Assessment

Finally: Assessment and the High-Stakes Environment






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