ERIC Number: ED335300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
A Handbook of Basic Skills and Strategies for Beginning Teachers: Facing the Challenge of Teaching in Today's Schools.
MacDonald, Robert E.
This handbook is designed to be a practical field-experience guide and methods text for beginning teachers, K-12. It presents basic skills and strategies that will enable beginning teachers to deal creatively and responsibly with the significant new challenges they face. This handbook is also applicable as a resource for teacher candidates during student teaching, for methods courses, and as a refresher or guide for inservice teachers. Prominent features of this guide include: (1) an emphasis on learning to work productively with students in a current school setting; (2) an accent on "proactive" attitudes and behaviors; (3) attention to the dynamics of live teaching; (4) an implicit psychology of adult learning and positive teacher development; and (5) practical strategies for achieving the proficiencies featured. The handbook's 12 chapters are organized into three sections: "Preparing for Teaching,""Conducting Classroom Activity," and "Following Up Instruction." (IAH)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instruction, Lesson Plans, Student Evaluation, Student Teachers, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Textbooks
Longman Publishing Group, 95 Church St., White Plains, NY 10601.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A