In response to concerns about teacher retention, especially among teachers in their first to fourth year in the classroom, we offer future teachers a series of brief guides full of practical advice that they can refer to in both their student teaching and in their first years on the job.
PrefacePART IHOW KNOWLEDGE GUIDES PRACTICEChapter 1Making Sense of Public School Culture and Context"Why didn't somebody tell me that teaching is so complicated?"Chapter 2Contemplating the (In)visibility of Disability"Why can't I remember going to school with kids with disabilities or having a teacher with a disability?"Chapter 3Examining Beliefs and Expanding Notions of Normalcy"What if I don't feel ready to teach those kids?"Chapter 4Practicing Educational Equity in a Democracy"What if I'm still not sure about inclusion?" PART IIHOW PRACTICE DEEPENS KNOWLEDGEChapter 5Selecting Approaches and Tools of Teaching "How do I figure out what to teach in an inclusive classroom?"Chapter 6Creating a Dynamic Classroom Culture"How can I be sure that I reach everybody?"Chapter 7Assessing Student Knowledge and Skills"How do I know if they all got it?"Chapter 8Drawing Upon the Power of Two"What will happen if I am asked to be a co-teacher?"PART IIIHOW TALK CHANGES KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICEChapter 9Actively Challenging Normalcy"How can I talk about disability in my classroom?"Chapter 10Promoting Inclusive Beliefs and Practices"What if my school is `not there yet' in regard to inclusion?"PostscriptAppendix