Conversations About Being a Teacher

Author: J. Victor McGuire
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452236267
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Highly readable and engaging, this unique resource helps all educators fine-tune their expectations for the teaching profession.


Author: Regie Routman
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides teachers with specific advice and strategies for teaching reading and writing.

Navigating Initial Teacher Training

Author: Andrew J Hobson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317723929
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Are you considering or already training to become a teacher? Do you want to know more about the variety of types of training on offer? Do you need reassurance that you are on the right path? Or would you just like to see how others cope with their teacher training? If so, this lively book, built on the experience of thousands of people just like you, is exactly what you need. Written by experts with backgrounds in teaching, supporting teacher learning and researching teacher training, and based on a major study of nearly 5,000 beginner teachers, it provides an authentic insight into what lies ahead when becoming a teacher. The book, which incorporates extensive conversations with large numbers of student and newly qualified teachers, will also serve as the ideal course companion when undertaking your Initial Teacher Training programme. It includes practical ideas and strategies for coping with various aspects of life as a student teacher, for example, dealing with pupil behaviour, building and managing relationships with mentors and other teachers in schools, and finding and obtaining a first teaching post.

Being A Teacher in the 21st Century

Author: Leon Benade
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811037825
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides scholars, teacher educators, as well as reflective school leaders and teachers with valuable insights into what it is to be a teacher in the 21st century. It does so by presenting original research based on a study of several New Zealand schools between 2013 and 2015, and in particular, a focussed study of four of those schools in 2015. The book draws on the findings to take stock of some of the central manifestations of 21st-century learning, especially digital pedagogies and the collaborative practices associated with teaching and learning in modern learning environments. It reflects on the mental shifts and sometimes-painful transitions teachers and leaders are making and experiencing as they enter uncharted waters, moving from traditional classroom practices to ones that emphasise collaboration, teamwork and the radical de-centring of their personal roles. It outlines a blueprint for understanding how to navigate these changes, and describes and explains the nature of pedagogical shifts apparent in digital classrooms and modern learning environments.

On Being a Teacher

Author: Marge Scherer
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416622918
Format: PDF, Docs
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If you had to name the defining characteristic of a “good teacher,” what trait would you suggest? Would you start ticking off the skills listed on the evaluation framework used in your district? Or would you think back to your own experiences and consider the most memorable educators you’ve known? In this collection of articles from Educational Leadership, the authors—all educators and educators of educators—discuss what it means to be a good teacher. They include tips and strategies for everything from connecting with students to planning the teaching day, reflections on the profession as a whole, and descriptions of practices that can make the teaching experience more effective and more rewarding.

Lucky to Be a Teacher

Author: Louise A. Chickie-Wolfe
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452272344
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This gem of a workbook expands on 33 affirmations and reflection questions to help readers establish goals, maintain a positive perspective, and remain committed to excellence.

Engaging in Conversation about Ideas in Teacher Education

Author: Fiona Judith Benson
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433101519
Format: PDF, Docs
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This collection of essays lays bare cutting-edge ideas - and the ensuing dilemmas - in teacher education. Through the agency of -conversation- leading educational thinkers grapple with one another as they debate ideas within particular strands of teacher education knowledge, and pose provocative questions to the reader. This innovative design compels the reader to engage in and further the dialogue, and in doing so to contribute, situate, and examine his or her own position."

Conversations With Principals

Author: Andrew E. Dubin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452236275
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Conversations With Principals: Issues, Values, and Politics is a unique compilation of interviews with principals at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. Unlike any other text in Educational Administration, this book allows students the unusual opportunity to experience the inner voice of principals as they discuss the many decisions they make and the multitude of people they must engage.