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ERIC Number: ED454203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 177
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7619-7751-1
Your Mentor. A Practical Guide for First-Year Teachers in Grades 1-3.
Roberts, Mary Presson
This reference guide was developed by surveying student teachers, substitute teachers, returning teachers, emergency credential teachers, and teacher educators on what they wanted to see in a teaching reference. Samples of lesson units, themes, and communication with parents are provided, along with classroom-tested strategies. The 12 chapters are: (1) "Classroom Environment"; (2) "Parent Communications" (e.g., weekly newsletter, conferences, and telephone and written communications); (3) "Parent Involvement" (parents as tutors, guest speakers, lunch buddies, chaperons, and classroom helpers); (4) "Discipline" (rules and consequences, structure, and documentation); (5) "Instructional Planning" (e.g., long- and short-range planning and teamwork); (6) "Developing Themes" (weather unit and vowel search); (7) "Instructional Presentation"; (8) "Differentiation of Instruction" (layering assignments, grouping, and centers); (9) "Student Assessment and Record Keeping" (e.g., creating student portfolios, completing report cards, and grading); (10) "Using Technology in the Classroom" (e.g., computer use, computers as communication tools, and student computer use); (11) "Planning for Special Events" (class parties and field trips); and (12) "Professionalism of Teaching" (e.g., relationships with others and creating professional portfolios). (SM)
Corwin Press, Inc., A Sage Publications Company, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (paperback: ISBN-0-7619-7751-1, $34.95; hardcover: ISBN-0-7619-7750-3, $74.95). Tel: 805-499-9734; Fax: 800-4-1-SCHOOL; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A