ERIC Number: ED490744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
A Narrative of a Rookie History Teacher: Some of the Adventures, Dangers, and Sufferings of Mr. McCoog
McCoog, Ian J.
This article is a description of my first year as a history teacher. The purpose of it is to help any preservice teacher who is about to enter a classroom for the first time. I explain instruction patterns and management skills that are vital to any starting teacher. The introduction deals with explaining my situation. It covers the demography and area in which I started my teaching career. This article also covers topics vital to education such as remaining flexible, meeting the needs of all students, and being fair and consistent with discipline. The article concludes with a reflective section which covers some of the rewards and perils that can be expected from most classrooms. It gives insight what the profession is really like. The descriptions prepare new teachers for many of the joys and sorrows that are involved in a school year.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A