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A New Teacher's Guide to Best Practices

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Length: 344 pages3 hours

Summary

New teachers begin their careers with great enthusiasm and purpose, but often face many challenges in their first years of teaching. A New Teacher's Guide to Best Practices supports new teachers with guidelines for applying best teaching practices to improve their professional effectiveness.

Organized around the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards, this reflective workbook is full of best-practice tools and strategies. Each chapter focuses on a different teaching challenge-"practical problems" that teachers face daily-and offers research-based solutions, along with teacher tips and student perspectives from across the country.

An invaluable resource for new teachers to use at their own pace, or for staff developers presenting teacher induction workshops, this richly detailed text invites new teachers to:

Record their present beliefs
Outline their aspirations
Define their goals and objectives
Set a course of action to reach those goals and objectives
Enter into dialogue with colleagues and mentors for continued professional growth
Through planning, self-reflection, and dialogue, new teachers can enrich their teaching experience, expand their personal and professional goals for success, and shape the way they view their practice and profession.

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