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ERIC Number: ED442791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Survival Guide for New Teachers: How New Teachers Can Work Effectively with Veteran Teachers, Parents, Principals, and Teacher Educators.
DePaul, Amy
This book presents the reflections of 53 award-winning first-year teachers who talk candidly about their successes and setbacks, emphasizing the relationships they formed with colleagues, university professors, and students' parents. It is based on discussions sparked by questions about supports that they needed in their first year of teaching and on their essays from the Sallie Mae First Class Teacher contest. Section 1 presents a message for new teachers that stresses the importance of support and describes new initiatives and national attention to the issue. Section 2 discusses working with veteran teachers, noting rewards and drawbacks. Section 3 focuses on working with parents, explaining why it is important and how to connect with parents. Section 4 discusses working with principals, looking at issues related to professional development, mentors, and discipline. Section 5 examines working with college and university education professors, discussing partnerships with local institutions. Section 6 concludes that first-year teachers need more support. A list of resources for beginning teachers is included. (Contains 16 resources.) (SM)
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.