ERIC Number: ED414269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
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Becoming a Star Teacher. Practical Strategies and Inspiration for K-6 Teachers.
Hart, Patricia M.; Rowley, James B.
This workbook, which accompanies eight audio cassettes, offers strategic advice and inspiration to support beginning elementary teachers. Information comes from roundtable discussions with four experienced teachers. Chapter 1 "Teacher as Decision Maker" discusses the decision making process, how to correct decisions, and when to seek wise counsel. Chapter 2 "Teacher as Community Builder" deals with the school community, student expectations, and the ideal classroom community. Chapter 3 "Teacher as Manager" examines classroom management techniques, problems and successes in classroom management, how to reach every student, and documentation. Chapter 4 "Teacher as Curriculum Developer" presents the Curriculum Development Inventory, inventory results, a motivation to learn worksheet, a lesson planning survey, and a sample planning format. Chapter 5 "Teacher as Counselor" discusses warning signs of problems, learning through observation, and what to do after identifying problem behavior. Chapter 6 "Teacher as Evaluator" discusses viewing each student holistically, planning the evaluation, and conferencing with families. Chapter 7 "Teacher as Diversity Specialist" presents such diversity activities as a student gifts list, a self-evaluation sheet, celebrating diversity information, and a worksheet. Chapter 8 "The Joys of Teaching" presents worksheets on remembering best teachers, secrets of success, summer self-renewal contracts, and a year in review. Each chapter ends with advice from the four veteran teachers and contains a list of references. (SM)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Diversity (Student), Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Program Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Student Relationship, Workbooks
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-0871 (Workbook only: ISBN-0-8039-6685-7, $19.95; Package: ISBN-0-8039-6684-9, $99.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Note: Eight audio cassettes accompany workbook not available from EDRS.