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Ten Things New Teachers Need to Succeed

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© 2007 | 80 pages | Corwin

The coverage is complete, ranging from finding a mentor to working with parents. The book is meant to be short and sweet, and it is."
—Lori L. Grossman, Instructional Coordinator
Houston Independent School District, TX

"Describes ten basic, practical tenets for finding one's way in the classroom. The book makes a distinct contribution by presenting the ten tenets in a very brief, readable format."
—Mary Alice Barksdale, Associate Professor
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

"This book contains an introduction to key, practical tips for teaching success."
—Rodger J. Beatty, Associate Dean, Faculty of Education
Brock University

Help ensure your teaching success with these powerful professional tools!

What kind of professional support is most critical for getting new teachers off to a good start in the classroom? How can veteran teachers elevate and energize their instructional techniques? In this second edition of Ten Things Teachers Need to Succeed, international educator Robin Fogarty distills a wealth of teaching and consulting experience into ten high-impact strategies to help novice and experienced instructors succeed and thrive.

Updated throughout, this easy-to-use resource recommends ways to connect with a mentor and offers readings, related film clips, discussion questions, and action steps for successful:

  • Curriculum and lesson design
  • Assessment and rubrics construction
  • Discipline and classroom management
  • Communication with parents, and more

This guidebook's unique format also makes it an ideal professional development tool to help teams of new and experienced teachers grow together by discussing and applying one chapter each month.

 
Dedication
 
Acknowledgments
 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
1. A Knowing Colleague as Counsel: About the Policies, Practices, and Politics!
Proactively Seek a Mentor  
Film Clip: Finding Forrester  
 
2. A Place Called "My Room" for Students to Grow, to Groom, and to Zoom!
Create a Climate That Fosters Growth and Pride  
Film Clip: Pay It Forward  
 
3. A Method for Managing 1,500 Decisions: On Your Seat/On Your Feet!
Let Common Sense Rule the Moment of Decision  
Film Clip: Teachers  
 
4. A Discipline Plan That Works on Paper and on Students!
Be Consistent! Be Flexible!  
Film Clip: To Sir With Love  
 
5. A Standard Understanding of the Almighty Standards!
"Cluster" Standards Into Curriculum Content  
Film Clip: Best of Saturday Night Live: Seinfeld-History Lesson  
 
6. A Known Knowledge Base of Core Curriculum Content!
Map the Course - Then Talk With an Expert  
Film Clip: Master and Commander  
 
7. A Fail-Safe Lesson Design for Teachers to Teach and Learners to Learn!
Teach Them - Them Coach Them!  
Film Clip: Dead Poet's Society  
8. A Repertoire of Teaching Strategies: Different Strokes for Different Folks!  
Tap Into the Talents of Each Learner  
Film Clip: Akeelah and the Bee  
 
9. A Love Affair With Assessment: Rubrics Are Our New Best Friend!
Share Criteria For Success With Students Before They Begin the Task  
Film Clip: Music of the Heart  
 
10. A Winning Way With Parents: To Report, Relate, and Celebrate
Involve Parents In the Teaching/Learning Process  
Film Clip: Mr Holland's Opus  
 
Bibliography
 
Index

"The coverage is complete, ranging from finding a mentor to working with parents. The book is meant to be short and sweet, and it is."

Lori L. Grossman, Instructional Coordinator
Houston Independent School District, TX

"Describes ten basic, practical tenets for finding one’s way in the classroom. The book makes a distinct contribution by presenting the ten tenets in a very brief, readable format."

Mary Alice Barksdale, Associate Professor
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

"This book contains an introduction to key, practical tips for teaching success."

Rodger J. Beatty, Associate Dean, Faculty of Education
Brock University

"Ten common challenges are surveyed in depth, making for a specific set of strategies teachers will appreciate."

The Bookwatch, September 2007
Key features
Offers:
  • High-impact strategies for novice and veteran practitioners
  • How-to's for communicating with parents
  • Techniques for planning for the unexpected
  • A unique format for teacher teams to discuss one chapter a month
  • Action steps to achieve success in the crucial first years

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