ERIC Number: ED421724
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Great Beginnings: Reflections and Advice for New English Language Arts Teachers and the People Who Mentor Them. Conference on English Leadership Series.
Hayes, Ira, Ed.
Intended for teacher educators, beginning teachers, classroom leaders, and administrators, this essay collection offers practical advice on topics such as evaluating student writing and creating support systems for beginning teachers. The essays discuss how the "real world" of teaching matches--or fails to match--novice teachers' expectations. The 27 essays and their authors are as follows: (1) "An Experienced Teacher Looks Back" (Gayle Bolt Price); (2) "May Sheehan" (Susan Joan Fishbein); (3) "Human Voice, Wooden Horse" (Maureen Neal); (4) "Some Reflections on Becoming a Teacher" (Kenneth Simons); (5) "A Great Beginning: My Personal Journey" (Donald M. Shafer); (6) "Having Seized the Day--and Let Go" (Diana Wagner Marmaluk); (7) "The Road Taken, Gladly" (Wang Zhijun); (8) "This Is Not about Dreams" (Julia M. Emig); (9) "New Teachers, Teacher Culture, and School Reform" (F. Todd Goodson); (10) "Gone but Not Forgotten: University-Based Support for Beginning Teachers" (Mary C. McMackin and Judith A. Boccia); (11) "Avoiding Burn-out: New Teachers Dialoguing with Experienced Teachers" (Regina Paxton Foehr); (12) "What I Know Now: The Personal and the Emotional in Teaching English" (Paul Heilker); (13) "The Use of Journals in Teacher Development and Course Design" (Brenda L. Dyer); (14) "Becoming a Teacher of Insight: The Line with No Hook" (Sean Meehan); (15) "'Are You Listening to Me?' Effective Evaluation of Student Writing" (Janet Gebhart Auten); (16) "Out of Ashes" (Inga Harmon Smith); (17) "To See Life Steady and Whole: Integrating the Humanities into the K-12 Curriculum" (Mary Theresa Kyne); (18) "Questions, Confusions, and Resolutions of a First-Year Teacher" (Richard F. Gaspar); (19) "Teaching Is All I Know on Earth, and All I Need To Know" (Gerald Mackey); (20) "Three New Teachers in the English Department" (Jane E. Harvey, Daniel A. Heller, Jennifer S. McConnell, and Debra J. Williams); (21) "A Storytelling Approach to Beginning Teacher Evaluation" (Thomas Philion); (22) "A Language for Beginning Teachers" (Lisa Birnbaum); (23) "In My Mind's Eye" (Sheryl Rubin); (24) "Support for New Teachers at Paul Robeson High School" (Charlotte Adomaitis); (25) "Beginning Teacher Support Programs: Bridging Preservice and Inservice" (Susan A. Wasserman); (26) "Just Ten Minutes a Day (On Becoming a Teacher/Writer)" (Noreen Duffy Copeland); and (27)"Using the Teaching Portfolio To Enhance the Development of Student Teachers" (John Zubizarreta). (NKA)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, English Instruction, English Teachers, Language Arts, Mentors, Professional Development, Secondary Education, Student Needs, Teacher Expectations of Students, Teaching Methods
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096 (Stock No. 18887-3050: $18.95 members, $25.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.