Many colleges aren't teaching teachers what they really need to know, and as a result, thousands of teachers are fleeing the profession on an annual basis. Bob Kitchen offers practical advice, not 'teacher speak' rhetoric that helps in solving this problem. Sections include topics such as: how to find a job, how to prepare for the job, what to do and say on your first day, and how to handle various discipline situations that may arise throughout the first year.
Bob Kitchen has been involved in education for more than 20 years. Currently, he teaches high school in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Chapter 1 Finding the "Right" School Chapter 2 Preparation...The Days, Weeks, and (Sometimes) Months Before Chapter 3 A Support System is Crucial Chapter 4 Without This, You'll Never Make It Chapter 5 Establishing Your Philosophy on Teaching, Grading, Discipline, and Classroom Managment Chapter 6 Final Thoughts on Preperation Chapter 7 Twenty-Four Hours and Counting Chapter 8 How to Begin and What You Should Say to Your First Class Chapter 9 What if Things Aren't Going as Planned? Chapter 10 Disciplining Your Students: React, But Don't Overreact Chapter 11 Specific Discipline Problems and How to Handle Them Chapter 12 Another Effective Discipline Technique Chapter 13 Stay Sharp! One of the Most Difficult Times is Right Before Spring Break Chapter 14 What is the Best Way to Teach Your Subject? Chapter 15 What You Can Expect Out of Your Principal and Assistant Principal Chapter 16 What you can Expext From Other Teacher Chapter 17 What Types of Kids You'll Be Teaching Chapter 18 Open House (Back To School Night) Chapter 19 Parent-Teacher Conferences Chapter 20 Handeling Parent Phone Calls- Both Positive and Negative Chapter 21 Professional Development ( In-Service Days and Educational Seminars/ Workshops) Chapter 22 Peaks and Valleys... Enjoying the Good Days While Surviving the Bad Ones Chapter 23 Helpful Hints Chapter 24 Final Thoughts