ERIC Number: ED489033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
First Time in the High School Classroom: Essential Guide for the New Teacher
Clement, Mary C.
Rowman & Littlefield Education
This book will answer the following questions for first time teachers: (1) "Where do I start when planning the curriculum?"; and (2) "How do I manage the classroom?" Ten of the best teaching methods are dealt with in detail, helping teachers to: (1) give effective presentations; (2) create visual aids; and (3) guide student talk and thought. Practical tips on group work and teaching with technology will help teachers reach today's diverse student populations. The chapters on classroom management, communication, and success strategies will make readers look like pros during their first year teaching. Rather than focusing on theories, the author provides the nuts and bolts for being prepared for today's high school classrooms. This practical, hands-on book of ideas will leave teachers asking, "Why didn't my college professors teach this clearly and practically?" The content is presented in the following ten chapters: (1) Curriculum Planning; (2) Planning of Lessons, Units, and Syllabi; (3) Methods for Teacher Presentations; (4) Methods for Guiding Student Talk and Thought; (5) Methods for Guiding Student Production of Work; (6) Technology and Teaching; (7) Homework, Assessment, and Grading; (8) Classroom Management and Getting the School Year Started; (9) Diversity, Communication with Parents and Communities, and Professionalism; and (10) Success Strategies for Your First Year and Beyond. A list of references and an index are also included.
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Curriculum Development, Classroom Communication, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Beginning Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Computer Uses in Education, Lesson Plans, Homework, Student Evaluation, Student Diversity, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A