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Concise and focused on practical strategies, this engaging, lighthearted guide provides teacher candidates a road map for negotiating the complex and diverse terrain of pre-K through 12 schools, while providing opportunities to develop the skills of reflection that are crucial to becoming a successful practitioner. The Second Edition provides practical, research-based, field-tested strategies that student teachers can immediately apply as they encounter school concerns, solve classroom challenges, negotiate social conflicts, and, new to this edition, navigate the job search and interview process. Concluding chapters challenge readers to view student teaching as a process and to use reflection as a tool for professional growth. Thoroughly updated throughout, the Second Edition includes expanded coverage of workplace professionalism, an introduction to accreditation and the Common Core standards, and more.
NEW TO THIS EDITION
An expanded section on workplace professionalism in Chapter 1 offers a historical look at professionalism and gives the reader insight into what potential employers look for in top-notch employees.
Chapter introduces readers to the wonderful world of accreditation (CAEP, or the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) and the national Common Core standards.
Chapter includes new information on instructional strategies that support teaching and learning, including strategies that use technology.
Practical advice and strategies for navigating the job search and interview process have been added to help new graduates get closer to signing their first teaching contracts.
Practical strategies for dealing with issues such as gender and age clashes, personality conflicts, and school politics help readers prepare for the most pivotal experience in their teacher education or licensure program—the student teaching internship.
Built-in chapter resources include informal “Letter to the Student Teacher” chapter openers; “Read About It” lists of additional resources on methods, strategies, or research; “Think About It” strategies that include reflection opportunities and methods to communicate successes, problems, and challenges; “Try It” activities that ask readers to illustrate methodology or theories; and “Bulletin Board” chapter summaries.
A special section focused on often-overlooked special populations, such as second-career students, lateral entry teachers seeking certification, and teacher assistants transitioning into lead teacher positions, addresses the unique circumstances and experiences they bring to the internship.
Practical “how-to” information in the concluding chapter prepares readers for “next steps,” including developing portfolios and resumes, studying for specialty area exams, applying for licensure, and applying for jobs.