Everything But Teaching: Planning, Paperwork, and Processing
By: Stephen J. Valentine (editor)Paperback
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'I wish I'd had this book forty years ago when I first started teaching. Everything But Teaching, with its moving anecdotes, pragmatic examples, and incisive observations, is the teacher's version of the Boy Scout Handbook-the ideal guide for teaching purposely without getting lost or sidetracked. It is perfect for new teacher orientation and veteran teachers' -Patrick F. Bassett, President , National Association of Independent Schools 'Stephen Valentine knows teaching through and through. Here he packs a huge message into a short space. I urge anyone who cares about schools, students, learning, or teaching to read this gem of a book' -Edward Hallowell, Consultant The Hallowell Center Every teacher knows that what happens before and after class is as important as what happens during class. This accessible resource gives all teachers indispensable tips for managing professional priorities outside the classroom and saving energy for the most essential part of their work: teaching students.
Real-life vignettes, planning sheets, and other templates, illustrate how to master the multitasking demands of the teaching life, including: - Planning time wisely - Tailoring grading practices to provide clear feedback - Holding productive meetings with students, parents, or colleagues - Keeping and using records effectively - Corresponding with grace, tact, and detail - Processing information and refining procedures - Embracing new professional learning opportunities
A teacher since 1999, Stephen J. Valentine is currently the Assistant Head of the Upper School at Montclair Kimberley Academy in New Jersey. Valentine oversees curriculum, supervises a team of Department chairs, and advises students while he teaches a variety of English courses. Valentine has recently published educational articles in Independent School and Independent Teacher magazines, and his poetry has been previously published in Hotel Amerika, Broken Bridge Review, and the anthology Red White and Blues: Poets on the Promise of America (2004, University of Iowa Press). His first documentary film, Somebody Loves Me: The Life and Music of Prentis Richardson, won Best Documentary at the Nolita Film Festival in New York City and a Director's Choice award at the Park City Film Music Festival. Stephen's educational honors include: a summer Klingenstein Fellowship and a finalist award in Education and Technology magazine's "Ed Tech Leader of the Year" contest.
Foreword by Pearl Rock Kane Preface Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction: School Time Versus Classroom Time 1. Imperative 1: Plan Your Time Wisely Your Calendar Your Dynamic Calendar Your Goals and How to Accomplish Them Now You Can Relax 2. Imperative 2: Tailor Your Grading to Suit the Needs of Your Students Three Cautionary Tales A Few Final Words 3. Imperative 3: Hold Great Meetings Founded on Authentic Commitment Why Meet? Student Meetings (Part 1) The Systematic Approach Student Meetings (Part 2) Parent Meetings Meetings Led by Others Distractions During Meetings 4. Imperative 4: Use Records to Generate Learning Opportunities The Evergreen System How to Store and Use Records When to Purge Records Record Keeping and Deliberate Choice 5. Imperative 5: Correspond With Grace, Tact, and Detail The First Principle of Teacher Correspondence: Be Supportive and Graceful The Second Principle of Teacher Correspondence: Get Specific Correspond With Colleagues When to Stop Writing 6. Imperative 6: Process or Perish What Is Processing? When and How to Process? 7. Imperative 7: Become a Radical Learner Learning From Mentors and Collaboration Learning at Retreats Learning From Meetings Outside of the School Learning From New School Responsibilities Learning by Leading Groups and School Activities Learning From New Experiences 8. Conclusion: Enjoy Your Balanced Professional Life References Index
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