Passing the PPR TExES Exam for EC–12 Teachers
Keys to Certification and Ethical Teaching
- Amy Burkman - American Public University System
- Elaine L. Wilmore - Elaine L. Wilmore Leadership Initiatives
Student Teaching/Field Experience
"A timely and critically important guide focused on the competencies essential for teachers to enter the classroom and work with diverse students."
—Patrick M. Jenlink, Professor of Doctoral Studies
Stephen F. Austin State University, TX
"The authors have created a comprehensive, upbeat, and positive step-by-step process on how to study for the TExES exam—offering real-life ideas that even a veteran teacher could use."
—Debra Hurst, ELL Kindergarten Teacher
Austin Independent School District, TX
Ace the test, lower your stress, and achieve success!
Best-selling author Elaine L. Wilmore and educator Amy Burkman bring extensive TExES exam-development and workshop-training experience to this comprehensive handbook. Written in a friendly and encouraging tone, the text helps aspiring teachers prepare for the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities TExES Exam. The book details each of the learner-centered standards, domains, and competencies while addressing today's hot topics of assessment, diversity, technology, family and student engagement, legal/ethical issues, and professional development. The authors also connect theory to practice with real-life examples that demonstrate the leadership philosophy behind the exam. Special features include:
- Test-taking tips and strategies that build confidence
- Practical application examples from each domain and area of competency
- A fun "Our Favorites" section that develops critical thinking and synthesizes concepts
- Practice "decision sets" with answers targeted to specific competencies
This guidebook is more than the definitive roadmap to preparing for the PPR TExES exam. The authors give you indispensable keys to becoming a successful and world-changing teacher.
"This book not only provides necessary information for those preparing to enter the teaching field, but is a great resource for teachers looking to improve their skills, as well. The examples provided are good and relevant, and the anecdotes are pertinent. The authors provide essential test taking strategies as well as tips to mentally prepare yourself… to visualize the outcome."
"The authors have created a comprehensive, upbeat and positive step by step process on how to study for the TExES exam--offering real life ideas that even a veteran teacher could use. Teacher candidates will especially benefit from the test taking strategies, the imagining of the ideal classroom, and even finding out what to do after passing the test."
"The authors have provided a timely and critically important guide for both the student who aspires to be a teacher and the teacher educator who knows all too well the challenges of not just being a teacher, but an ethical one. This book is richly appointed with a step-by-step instructional guide, accessible language, and detailed scenarios. It is integrally focused on the competencies essential for teachers to enter the classroom and work with diverse students against the backdrop of national and state tensions confronting today’s teachers and schools."
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Welcome to the Wonderful World of Teaching!