ERIC Number: ED454203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Collegiality, Computer Uses in Education, Discipline, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, Grading, Higher Education, Lesson Plans, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Planning, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Preservice Teacher Education, Student Evaluation, Teacher Collaboration, Teaching Methods, Thematic Approach
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
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