ERIC Number: ED231792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Transition to Teaching: A Guide for the Beginning Teacher.
Bain, Linda L.; Wendt, Janice C.
Addressed to the first year physical education teacher, this booklet offers general and specific suggestions for successfully adapting to a new role and a new environment. The first chapter deals with the new teacher's introduction into an unfamiliar social structure. A table presents an orientation guide listing elements that must be considered: (1) demographic data on the school itself; (2) procedures and duties required of all teachers; (3) school policy, organization, and services; (4) physical education procedures, organization, staffing, and curriculum; and (5) athletic responsibilities. Chapter 2 offers advice on the daily routine of the physical education teacher, with particular emphasis on controlling the class and discipline. In the third chapter, suggestions are given on successfully functioning within the organization of the school and the role of the physical education teacher. Chapter 4 deals with stress factors in the job and coping with difficult situations. The final chapter discusses personal growth and professional development. (JD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Behavior Patterns, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Education Teachers, Self Actualization, Socialization, Stress Variables, Teacher Orientation, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Role
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Publication Sales, P. O. Box 704, Waldorf MD 20601 ($5.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA. National Association for Sport and Physical Education.