The Educator's Field Guide

The Educator's Field Guide
From Organization to Assessment (And Everything in Between)

© 2011 | 240 pages | Corwin

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.

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  
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

Sample Materials & Chapters


Unit I: Instructional Organization

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