-Lori L. Grossman, Instructional Coordinator
Houston Independent School District, TX
"A must-have for all new teachers. The material is useful and will make your transition into teaching easier and more successful."
-Miranda Moe, Kindergarten Teacher/New Teacher Facilitator
Beaver Dam Unified School District, WI
Take the first step toward becoming the educator you've always wanted to be!
Packed with insider tips, practical strategies, and time-tested advice, this invaluable guide is designed for new and preservice educators. Offering a wide range of perspectives, authors Ellen Kottler and Nancy P. Gallavan cover the essential topics that novice teachers encounter, including establishing routines and classroom rules, planning instruction and assessment techniques, networking with colleagues, navigating school policies and procedures, and communicating effectively with parents.
Tools and resources include:
- Steps for developing meaningful curriculum
- Activities to extend learning and apply ideas in the classroom
- Preparation guidelines and checklists
- Lesson plan formats
- Strategies for including technology
Serving as a virtual "mentor," this handbook combines the insights of experienced teachers with straightforward portrayals of what to expect during the first days, weeks, semesters, and years in the classroom. Reduce your stress, improve your skills, and ensure your success with this extraordinary resource.