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The New Teacher Bookby Terry Burant, Linda Christensen, Kelley Dawson Salas, Stephanie Walters
Rethinking Schools Ltd
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Teaching is a lifelong challenge, but the first few years in the classroom are typically a teacher's hardest. This expanded collection of writings and reflections offers practical guidance on how to navigate the school system, form rewarding relationships with colleagues, and connect in meaningful ways with students and families from all cultures and backgrounds.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Why We Wrote This Book The Editors||p. 1|
|Getting Off to a Good Start|
|Time to Learn||p. 9|
|Q/A Should I try to be a friend to my students?||p. 19|
|How I Survived My First Year||p. 21|
|Q/A What should I wear to school?||p. 30|
|Teaching for Social Justice||p. 35|
|12 Tips for New Teachers||p. 39|
|Teaching in the Undertow: Resisting the Pull of Schooling-As-Usual||p. 43|
|How Jury Duty Saved My Career||p. 53|
|Creating Classroom Community|
|Building Community from Chaos||p. 67|
|Q/A How can I start building community in my classroom?||p. 82|
|'Brown Kids Can't Be in Our Club': Raising Issues of Race with Young Children||p. 83|
|Q/A What can I do when a student makes a racist or sexist remark?||p. 93|
|Framing the Family Tree: How Teachers Can Be Sensitive to Students' Family Situations||p. 95|
|Q/A What do I do when I realize I've made a mistake with a child?||p. 100|
|Heather's Moms Got Married||p. 103|
|Out Front||p. 111|
|Creating Chemistry in Sophomore Chemistry||p. 123|
|Creating a Literate and Passionate Community||p. 131|
|Getting Your Classroom Together||p. 139|
|Uncovering the Lessons of Classroom Furniture: You Are Where You Sit||p. 145|
|Curriculum, Standards, and Testing|
|Creating Classrooms for Equity and Social Justice||p. 157|
|'Curriculum Is Everything That Happens': An Interview with Veteran Teacher Rita Tenorio||p. 163|
|Q/A Where can I look for curriculum materials?||p. 168|
|Standards and Tests Attack Multiculturalism||p. 169|
|Q/A My students don't bring back their homework. Should I keep assigning it?||p. 180|
|Working Effectively with English Language Learners||p. 183|
|Q/A I hate the textbook I've been given to use. What can I do?||p. 188|
|Q/A How do I get started planning a teaching unit?||p. 190|
|ŠI Just Want to Read Frog and Toad'||p. 191|
|Q/A How can I get started using poems with my students?||p. 197|
|Teaching Controversial Content||p. 199|
|Q/A How do I get a student to redo an assignment?||p. 206|
|Even First-Year Teachers Have Rights||p. 207|
|Q/A How do I prepare for a substitute teacher?||p. 212|
|Testing Kindergarten: Young Children Produce Data-Lots of Data||p. 213|
|Q/A How can I prepare my students for a field trip?||p. 219|
|Dealing with Standardized Tests||p. 221|
|Reading Between the Bubbles: Teaching Students to Critically Examine Tests||p. 227|
|Q/A I'm totally nervous about being evaluated. And I just got a letter from my principal informing me I'm going to be observed! What should I do?||p. 236|
|Discipline: Rescuing the Remains of the Day When Class Doesn't Go as Planned|
|The Best Discipline Is Good Curriculum||p. 241|
|Discipline: No Quick Fix||p. 245|
|Q/A How can I help my students stay organized?||p. 250|
|The Challenge of Classroom Discipline||p. 251|
|From 'Sit Down!' to Stand-Up: Laugh Your Classroom Management Problems Away||p. 255|
|Q/A Do I have to spend my own money on classroom supplies?||p. 258|
|Making Rules||p. 259|
|Exile Has Its Place||p. 267|
|Helping Students Deal with Anger||p. 275|
|Making Change in the World Beyond the Classroom|
|Why We Need to Go Beyond the Classroom||p. 287|
|Q/A Should I leave the school I'm in?||p. 294|
|So What Is a Teacher Union Anyway?||p. 295|
|Teachable Moments Not Just for Kids||p. 303|
|Q/A What should I do if I suspect a student is a victim of abuse?||p. 310|
|'We Must Act as if All the Children Are Ours': An Interview with Parent Activist Lola Glover||p. 311|
|Q/A What should I do about the parent who keeps showing up in our classroom unannounced, or a parent who's upset and wants to meet with me during the school day?||p. 315|
|Unwrapping the Holidays: Reflections on a Difficult First Year||p. 317|
|Q/A What should I do if I am asked to take on extracurricular duties or coaching responsibilities as a new teacher?||p. 327|
|Getting Students Off the Track||p. 331|
|Moving Beyond Tired||p. 339|
|Action Education: Teacher Organizers Take Quality into Their Own Hands||p. 343|
|Other Resources from Rethinking Schools||p. 357|
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