Keys to the Secondary Classroom: A Teacher's Guide to the First Months of School

Keys to the Secondary Classroom: A Teacher's Guide to the First Months of School

By: Ellen R. Moir (editor), Wendy E. Baron (editor), Lorraine S. Bongolan (editor)Paperback

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Preparing adolescent students for the increasing demands of our world is a complex and challenging activity. This user-friendly book for secondary school teachers is designed to help make your teaching life easier and, in the process, improve academic success for your students. The authors provide a firm foundation for classroom management, lesson planning, assessment, and offer invaluable tips for setting expectations for student behaviour, establishing clear procedures for homework, and communicating with parents and the outside community. Readers will find two chapters dedicated to lesson planning for mathematics and humanities curriculum, chock full of reproducible forms ready to use in the classroom. Teachers will appreciate the way Keys for the Secondary Classroom demystifies the steps it takes to become an exemplary secondary school teacher.

About Author

Rain S. Bongolan has supported over 120 beginning secondary teachers as a mentor for the Santa Cruz New Teacher Project. Her contributions to the profession reflect 22 years of teaching history and English at the middle and high school levels, and her dedication to ensuring students' access to rigorous, culturally responsive instruction. For three years, Bongolan directed and codesigned the New Teacher Center's ELL Institute, one of California's 24 professional development institutes. Bongolan consults with national organizations as well as state school districts working to improve instructional practices in adolescent literacy and English language development. She has authored several mentor and teacher training modules and directed grant projects for the NTC featuring practical and innovative teaching and mentoring strategies designed to advance students' content literacy in Grades 7-12. Ellen Moir is founder and executive director of the New Teacher Center, which is committed to the development of an inspired, dedicated, and highly quali--fied teaching force by supporting new teachers as they enter the profession. For more than 20 years, she has pioneered innovative approaches to new teacher development, research on new teacher practice, and the design and administration of teacher induction programs. Moir continues to work with the Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project and is an advocate for new teachers across the country. Moir has received national recognition for her work, including the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. 2005 Prize in Education and the 2003 Distinguished Teacher Educator Award from the California Council on Teacher Education. Moir is the author of several articles and book chapters and has produced video series related to new teacher development. Her work has been supported by over 20 private foundations and donors, the National Science Foundation, and several state and federal agencies. Wendy Baron has taught Grades K-6, served as a Title I reading specialist, supervised and instructed prospective teachers at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), and for the past 20 years, she has worked directly with new teachers and principals in Grades K-12. As associate director with the New Teacher Center, Baron oversees the Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project, which supports over a 1,000 new teachers annually. She also consults with school districts throughout California and nationally on mentoring, teacher induction, and designing professional development for beginning teachers. Baron has extensive experience in coaching, adult learning theory, group facilitation, and professional development. She is a researcher and practitioner, and seeks continually to impact educational systems to support teacher development. Baron is the author of several articles and book chapters and has produced numerous videos related to mentoring and new teacher development.


Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction 1. The Adolescent Learner: Key Questions About Adolescents and "Win-Win" Teacher Responses 2. The Nuts and Bolts of Getting Started 3. Rules, Routines, and Procedures: Basics for Daily Classroom Management 4. Community and Team Building: Activities for the Secondary Classroom 5. Big Picture Guide to Standards-Based Curriculum and Instruction 6. Strategies for Daily Lesson Planning and Student Engagement 7. Planning for the First Two Weeks of Math Class: Lesson Plans for Mathematics 8. Planning for the First Two Weeks of English and Social Studies Class: Lesson Plans for English and Social Studies Core 9. Supporting Secondary Students to Read Subject Matter Text 10. Teaching for English Language Learner Success: Key Ideas and Strategies for All Secondary Teachers 11. Assessment of Student Learning: Monitoring Students' Progress 12. Communication With Parents: Maintaining That Vital Link Epilogue: Sustaining a Passion for Teaching Appendix: Sample Class Guidelines Letter Key Resources for Secondary Teachers References Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761978961
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780761978961
  • ISBN10: 0761978968

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