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Secrets for Secondary School Teachers

Secrets for Secondary School Teachers
How to Succeed in Your First Year

Second Edition

October 2003 | 224 pages | Corwin

Updated Edition of Bestseller!

Praise for the first edition:

"This handbook for novice and apprentice teachers provides seasoned and insightful counsel."
CHOICE, April 1999

Teach like a pro from day one!

In this updated version of the successful Secrets for Secondary School Teachers, you will learn tangible ways to supercharge your teaching skills, while avoiding the pitfalls common to beginning teachers. Offering a unique blend of perspectives and "insider" insights into secondary education, a seasoned high school teacher, a long-time educator and counselor, and a recent high school graduate join forces to impart proven tips and tools.

This indispensable guide combines practical applications of your preservice coursework with straightforward portrayals of what you can expect during your first days, weeks, semesters, and years in the classroom.

Already packed with winning ideas and real-life scenarios, this newest edition has added:

  • A new chapter on developing plans for instruction and assessment
  • Rubrics—both holistic and analytic
  • A-to-Z list of assessments
  • Expanded information on multiple intelligences and diverse learning populations
  • Suggestions for students with attention deficits
  • Stress source chart
  • Technology tips

Reduce your stress, hone your skills, and be "in the know" with this invaluable resource.

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
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Praise for the first edition:

"This handbook for novice and apprentice teachers provides seasoned and insightful counsel."

CHOICE, April 1999

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