ERIC Number: ED290743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Training Strategies: New Teachers Can Cope.
Philbin, Margaret M.; Prince, Anne
According to beginning teachers, early phases of actual classroom practice involve a uniformly characteristic and decidedly intense preoccupation with their professional or preprofessional performance. Support for this view is offered by an educator-trainer and practicing psychologist who have adapted cognitive coping techniques and developed a practice script to reduce situational anxiety among beginning teachers. Together, they model a collaborative clinical training session designed to train novice teachers in anxiety reduction. Anxiety reducing techniques include a basic relaxation procedure, an imagery relaxation format, and guidance on defusing criticism by "fogging." (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (San Diego, CA, February 13-17, 1988).