As teachers, we see fellow colleagues who are so well organized that they spend little time on the trivialities of teaching. These are the teachers who always seem to have a "Plan B" if "Plan A" fails. These colleagues aren't just teachers, they are true professionals. The focus of this book is to help new teachers, alternative certification teachers, and seasoned teachers working in the field to move on the continuum from "teacher" to "professional". A true educational professional is well organized, proactive, and an effective educator and colleague. Teaching 201: Traveling Beyond the Basics, provides guidelines and strategies for success for teacher education candidates or mid-career teachers who have not taken the traditional teacher education courses, and teachers in the field today. It will take the reader far beyond the gauge of survival into the realm of confidence, focus, effectiveness, success, and professionalism. Features: * A literary road map informs the three target reading groups where to begin reading each chapter.
* Technology Excursion Trips allow the practicing teacher to create the graphic organizer at home tonight and utilize the new concepts tomorrow with his/her students. Detailed step-by-step directions assist the reader through each phase of the process. * A "Detour" section at the end of main portion of the book provides tips and suggestions considered "Best Practice" ideas. * Contains both scholarly and Internet references. You can use the web addresses to further search for information using your home computer.
Linda Henshall Wilson is an experienced speaker, presenter, and educator with experience at all levels of public school teaching as well as at the university level. Presently Dr. Wilson works with teacher education candidates and alternative certification candidates, as well as graduate students, at Langston University/Tulsa. She also works with first-year teachers and student teachers in northeastern Oklahoma. You may contact Dr. Wilson at email@example.com or fax (918) 371-7015.
Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I: Addressing Student Needs Chapter 3 1 Learning Modalities: How Students Learn Chapter 4 2 Teaching Strategies to Help Students Learn Chapter 5 3 Connecting Strategies to Educational Theories Chapter 6 4 Students with an EIP Chapter 7 5 ESL/LEP Students Chapter 8 Part I Detour: Addressing Student Needs Part 9 Part II: The Essentials of Professionalism: Planning Chapter 10 6 Lesson Plan Book Chapter 11 7 The "Big Three Domains" Chapter 12 8 Display Your Assignments Chapter 13 9 Substitute Folder Chapter 14 Part II Detour: Planning Part 15 Part III: The Essentials of Professionalism: Assessment Chapter 16 10 Grade Book Chapter 17 11 Reporting Students' Progress Chapter 18 12 Evaluation of Students Chapter 19 13 Checklists, Rating Scales, and Rubrics Chapter 20 14 Student Portfolios Chapter 21 15 Standardized Testing and Curriculum Standards Chapter 22 Part III Detour: Assessment Part 23 Part IV: Daily Classroom Duties Chapter 24 16 Classroom Rules Chapter 25 17 Class Incentives Chapter 26 18 Classroom Leadership/Management Chapter 27 Part IV Detour: Daily Classroom Duties Part 28 Part V: Communications and Human Relations Chapter 29 19 Student Confidentiality Chapter 30 20 Conferences Chapter 31 21 Behavior Charts Chapter 32 Part V Detour: Communications and Human Relations Part 33 Part VI: The Journey from Teacher to Professional Chapter 34 22 Your Evaluation Process Chapter 35 23 Professional Portfolio Chapter 36 24 Fill in Your Gaps: Professional Development Chapter 37 25 Sit Back and Shine Chapter 38 Part VI Detour: The Journey from Teacher to Professional Part 39 About the Author