ERIC Number: ED422280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Secrets for Secondary School Teachers: How To Succeed in Your First Year.
Kottler, Ellen; Kottler, Jeffrey A.; Kottler, Cary J.
This book presents practical strategies to help secondary teachers succeed in their first year of teaching. The 16 chapters include the following: (1) Learning Your Way Around the School (getting oriented, making friends, learning rules and traditions, meeting others); (2) Organizing Your Room (taking inventory and assessing flow, movement, space, equipment, and supplies); (3) Knowing Your Students (collecting information, planning special events, and being aware of student cultures); (4) Dressing for Success (first impressions, spirit days, and images); (5) Beginning and Ending Your Class on the First Day (first contact, movement, setting rules, class syllabus, getting to work, and closure); (6) Managing Paperwork (attendance, grades, and paperwork); (7) Avoiding Boredom--Theirs and Yours (attitudes, values, and student motivation); (8) Eating Lunch (choices and consequences); (9) Connecting with Students (being accessible, listening, reaching out, and intervening); (10) Communicating with Parents (calls home, parent relationships, open house, and ongoing contact); (11) Dealing with Difficult Students (avoiding confrontation, establishing a discipline policy, and taking action); (12) Getting Involved in Activities (as activity advisor, class sponsor, and athletic coach); (13) Networking with Professionals (support system, consultations, research, and team teaching); (14) Using a Substitute (providing information and lesson plans); (15) Taking Care of Yourself To Minimize Stress (evaluation and other sources of stress); and (16) Planning for Your Future (teacher-student relationships, travel, continuing education, professional organizations, and self-reflection). (SM)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Classroom Design, Classroom Techniques, Collegiality, Coping, Discipline, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, Stress Management, Student Behavior, Student Motivation, Substitute Teachers, Success, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Student Relationship
Corwin Press, Inc., A Sage Publications Company, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320; World Wide Web: http://www.corwinpress.com (paper $18.95, cloth $43.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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