ERIC Number: ED450277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
What Being a Teacher Is All About.
Hedges, Lowell E.
This document, which was written by a teacher with more than 40 years of teaching experience, is intended to help new and experienced teachers engage in the following activities: reflect upon their philosophy of teaching; plan, conduct, and evaluate their teaching and learning process; and improve the way they function as teachers in their school and community. The following are among the topics discussed: (1) the functions of a teacher (teaching, administrative and management, occupational/subject area specialist, and student counselor functions); (2) techniques for planning lessons (good teaching, basic learning principles, lesson plan components); (3) techniques for teaching lessons (initiating and maintaining interest, stimulating student thinking, using instructional materials, communicating effectively, practicing effective classroom management, providing application and practice, testing); (4) guidelines for assessing student learning; (5) strategies for managing teacher-student relationships; (6) ways of preventing misbehavior; (7) guidelines for functioning as a faculty member in the school and community; and (8) the elements that go into being a teacher. Ten figures are included. The bibliography lists nine references. The following items are appended: additional summaries of pedagogical skills and concepts; guidelines for selecting and using audiovisuals and other instructional materials; and guidelines for linking the planning, teaching, learning, and assessing processes. (MN)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Discipline, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Strategies, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Competence, Lesson Plans, Media Selection, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Records (Forms), Resource Materials, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Student Behavior, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Education, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Teaching (Occupation), Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Agricultural Education Curriculum Materials Service, The Ohio State University, 254 Agricultural Administration Building, 2120 Fyffe Rd., Columbus, OH 43210-1067; Tel: 614-292-4848 (Catalog #0338M; $7.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Agricultural Education Curriculum Materials Service.