Navigate politics, paperwork, and legal issues
Find your instructional style and make learning fun for your students!
Gain the upper hand on your first day of school! This friendly guide reveals what they didn't teach you in your education classes, offering practical advice and tons of real-life examples to help you set up and maintain an orderly classroom, engage your students, establish a grading system, and develop positive relationships with parents and school administrators.
The Dummies Way
Explanations in plain English
"Get in, get out" information
Icons and other navigational aids
Tear-out cheat sheet
Top ten lists
A dash of humor and fun
W. Michael Kelley is a former calculus teacher who now works in the Department of Education at the University of Maryland. His Web site, www.calculus-help.com, has won many awards.
Introduction. Part I: What They Didn t Teach You in College. Chapter 1: What Have You Gotten Yourself Into? Chapter 2: Dealing with Society s Nutty Notions about Teaching. Chapter 3: How Things Have Changed in the Classroom. Part II: Managing Your Classroom. Chapter 4: Finding Your Way Around. Chapter 5: Setting Up Your Classroom. Chapter 6: The First Day of School. Chapter 7: Keeping Your Kids Under Control. Chapter 8: Picking Your Fights. Chapter 9: Avoiding Sexual Harassment. Part III: Delivering Instruction. Chapter 10: Finding Your Style. Chapter 11: Making Learning Fun. Chapter 12: Managing Assessment. Part IV: Meet the Supporting Cast. Chapter 13: Getting to Know Your Administrators. Chapter 14: Getting to Know Your Co-Workers. Chapter 15: Getting to Know Parents. Chapter 16: Getting to Know Students. Part V: Duties Other than Teaching. Chapter 17: Implicit and Explicit Duties. Chapter 18: Navigating the Sea of Paperwork. Chapter 19: Health and First-Aid Issues. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 20: Ten Things That Always Happen to Rookie Teachers. Chapter 21: The Ten Biggest Rookie Blunders. Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Use Technology in Your Classroom. Chapter 23: Ten Great World Wide Web Resources for Rookie Teachers. Index.