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Guides - Non-Classroom
This booklet discusses what teachers may encounter in their first year of teaching, presenting information from teachers themselves. Information comes mainly from a series of discussions held among winners of the First Class Teachers Award sponsored every year by Sallie Mae, a corporation dedicated to education. Focus group discussions with winning teachers addressed such issues as: what the first year was like; what the toughest challenges were; what principals and administrators can do to help; what colleges and universities should know in order to prepare preservice teachers for the real world of teaching; what the greatest rewards were; how the students influenced the experience; whether preparation was sufficient; and what insights experienced teachers had to offer new teachers. The booklet provides resources for further information, offers a checklist of tips from first-year and veteran teachers, and presents acknowledgments of teachers who helped make the book possible. (SM)
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