ERIC Number: ED455233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Ten Things New Teachers Need To Succeed. A SkyLight Guide.
This guide for novice teachers includes ten sections: (1) "A Knowing Colleague as Counsel...About the Policies, Practices, and Politics!" (proactively seek a mentor); (2) "A Place Called 'My Room' for Students To Grow, To Groom, and To Zoom!" (create a climate that fosters growth and pride); (3) "A Method for Managing 1,500 Decisions: On Your Seat/On Your Feet!" (let common sense rule the moment of decision); (4) "A Discipline Plan That Works on Paper and on Students!" (be consistent and flexible); (5) "A Standard Understanding of the Almighty Standards!" (cluster standards into curriculum content); (6) "A Known Knowledge Base of Core Curriculum Content!" (map the course, then talk with an expert); (7) "A Fail-Safe Lesson Design for Teachers To Teach and Learners To Learn!" (teach them, then coach them); (8) "A Repertoire of Teaching Strategies: Different Strokes for Different Folks!" (tap into the talents of each learner); (9) "A Love Affair with Assessment: Rubrics Are Our New Best Friend!" (share criteria for success with students before they begin the task); and (10) "A Winning Way with Parents: To Report, Relate, and Celebrate!" (involve parents in the teaching/learning process). (Contains bibliographic references for each section.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Classroom Environment, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Discipline, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Mentors, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Scoring Rubrics, Student Behavior, Student Evaluation, Teacher Collaboration, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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