Secrets for Secondary School Teachers: How to Succeed in Your First Year (2nd Revised edition)

Secrets for Secondary School Teachers: How to Succeed in Your First Year (2nd Revised edition)

By: Cary J. Kottler (author), Jeffrey A. Kottler (author), Ellen Kottler (author)Paperback

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This is a reference book that you will turn to again and again. It's packed with practical strategies you can use immediately. These tips and techniques, developed by experienced teachers, will simplify and organize your workload. Reduce the stress that comes with your first teaching position. A series of scenarios demonstrates how you can put these ideas into practice in your classroom. This book is an invaluable tool for beginning teachers, student teachers. It answers countless questions and offers constructive, useful advice. Implement these fundamentals to make the first - and every - year of your teaching career successful!

About Author

Ellen Kottler, Ed.S., has been a teacher for over 30 years in public and private schools, alternative schools, adult education programs, and universities. She has worked in inner-city schools as well as in suburban and rural set-tings. She was a curriculum specialist in charge of secondary social studies and law-related education for one of the country's largest school districts. Ellen is the author or coauthor of several books for educators, including Secrets for Secondary School Teachers: How to Succeed in Your First Year, On Being a Teacher, Secrets for Beginning Elementary School Teachers, Counseling Skills for Teachers, English Language Learners in Your Classroom: Strategies That Work, Secrets to Success for Science Teachers, and Students Who Drive You Crazy: Succeeding with Resistant, Unmotivated, and Otherwise Difficult Young People. She teaches secondary education and supervises intern teachers at California State University, Fullerton. Jeffrey A. Kottler is one of the most prolific authors in the fields of counseling, psychotherapy, and education, having written more than 90 books about a wide range of subjects. He has authored a dozen texts for counselors and therapists that are used in universities around the world and a dozen books each for practicing therapists and educators. Some of his most highly regarded works include Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy, The Mummy at the Dining Room Table: Eminent Therapists Reveal Their Most Unusual Cases and What They Teach Us About Human Behavior, Bad Therapy, The Client Who Changed Me, Divine Madness, Change: What Leads to Personal Transformation, Stories We've Heard, Stories We've Told: Life-Changing Narratives in Therapy and Everyday Life, and Therapy Over 50. He has been an educator for 40 years, having worked as a teacher, counselor, and therapist in preschool, middle school, mental health center, crisis center, nongovernmental organization, university, community college, private practice, and disaster relief settings. He has served as a Fulbright scholar and senior lecturer in Peru and Iceland, as well as worked as a visiting professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal. He is professor of counseling at California State University, Fullerton. Cary J. Kottler has attended public school in the United States and New Zealand. He is currently a student at Rice University in Houston, Texas where he is majoring in political science and is captain of the rugby team.

Contents

Preface About the Authors 1. Learning Your Way Around the School 2. Organizing Your Room 3. Knowing Your Students 4. Dressing for Success 5. Beginning and Ending Your Class on the First Day 6. Developing Plans for Instruction and Assessment 7. Managing Time and Paperwork 8. Avoiding Boredom--Theirs and Yours 9. Eating Lunch 10. Connecting With Students 11. Communicating With Parents 12. Dealing With Difficult Students 13. Getting Involved in Activities 14. Networking With Professionals 15. Using a Substitute 16. Taking Care of Yourself to Minimize Stress 17. Planning for Your Future Resources for Further Reading Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761939856
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780761939856
  • weight: 280
  • ISBN10: 0761939857
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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