What Teachers Should Know But Textbooks Don't Show

What Teachers Should Know But Textbooks Don't Show

by Stella Erbes


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Even with student teaching experience and education courses under their belts, most new teachers are unprepared for their first year in the classroom. Filled with practical insider information, this resource bridges the gap between instructional theory and practice.
This clear, concise, and reader-friendly text combines research, the author’s personal experiences, and valuable insights from veteran educators to help new teachers:

Create a positive learning environment
Address classroom management issues while retaining their personal style
Connect with students
Collaborate with parents and families
Handle personal and professional challenges

This book is ideal for novice and prospective teachers as well as for mentor programs and parenting classes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634507240
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Stella Erbes earned her PhD in educational psychology and master’s degrees in education and Spanish from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her sixteen years of teaching experience span both the elementary and secondary levels as well as the public, private, and homeschooling sectors. Currently, she is an assistant professor of teacher education at Pepperdine University.

Table of Contents

About the Author
Part I. Planning and Preparing to Teach
1. Making Positive First Impressions
2. Making Time Through the Art of Multitasking
3. Making Grading Manageable
Part II. Classroom Management
4. Reinforcing Routines and Completing Clerical Tasks
5. Discipline: Setting Boundaries and Holding the Line
Part III. Instructional Strategies
6. Teaching Outside the Box
7. A Personal Touch: Incorporating the "Affective" Element
Part IV. Teaching: An Ensemble Work
8. Cooperate, Collaborate, & Consider the Office Staff
9. Parents & Teachers: We're on the Same Team
10. Participate in the Profession

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