ERIC Number: ED344863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Share and Take: A Path to Critical Reflection for Entry-Level Teachers.
The Share and Take Program is a significant component of the induction year for 80 entry-level teachers in 21 inner-city elementary, middle, and high schools in Houston, Texas. The program seeks to hasten beginning teachers' socialization into the profession by concentrating on the development of critical reflection skills: asking questions, observing, sharing experiences, taking risks, and analyzing classroom and school experiences. The program demonstrates that the development of teaching skills can be hastened if the beginning teacher has opportunities for critical reflection in an open, collaborative setting. This paper outlines program content and activities and provides examples of worksheets and instruments used in the program. These examples include: "Sharing Session,""Observation Questions,""Planning a Successful Lesson,""Write and Switch," and "Carousel Brainstorming." (IAH)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Content, Reflective Teaching, Socialization, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Skills, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Houston Independent School District TX; Share and Take Program TX
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (16th, Houston, TX, November 21-26, 1991).