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First-Year Teacher: Be Prepared for Your Classroom 4ed

by Karen Bosch and Morghan Bosch Corwin Press
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Pbk 192 pages
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The survival guide for new teachers - now updated!

Thousands of new teachers have relied on this practical resource, both early in their careers and during later transitions. The First-Year Teacher takes readers through a complete classroom year and is packed with strategies and tips for every part of the journey.

Now in its fourth edition, this best-selling title is newly updated with chapters addressing classroom management, special education, inclusive classrooms, and more. Whether you’re a first-year teacher, career-transitioning into teaching, or starting over in another district, this respected resource will help you

•Complete a successful job search and prepare for your new position
•Start the year strong with a 30-day learning plan that addresses instruction, assessment, and classroom management
•Co-teach in an inclusive classroom¬—particularly valuable for special education teachers
•Build essential skills in planning, managing time, and partnering with families

Preface1. Where Do I Start? I. The Appplication Process II. Preparing a ResumA© and a Portfolio III. Preparing for the Interview2. What Do I Do First? I. Iam HiredaWhatas Next? II. Before School Starts III. Preparing for the First Day IV. Survival Advice3. How Do I Prepare for Co-teaching? I. Iam Hired for an Inclusive Classroom---Now What? II. Understanding an Inclusive Classroom III. Co-teaching in an Inclusive Classroom IV. Forming a Co-teaching Partnership V. Be Proactive4. How Do I Work with Parents or Guardians? I. Parent Involvement II. Effective Communication III. Back-to-School Event IV. The Open House V. The Parent-Teacher Conference VI. More Parent Involvement Suggestions5. How Do I Begin the Year? I. Teacher as a Manager II. The Thirty-Day Classroom Management Plan III. Comments from First-Year Teachers6. How Can I Do It All? I.Time Management II.Timesaver Ideas from Teachers III. More Timesaver Tips7. How Do I End the Year? I. Count Down: The Last Month II. End-of-the-Year Management Plan III. Reflecting on the First Year IV. How Do I Prepare for my Second YearBibliography

Karen Bosch, Ph.D. is a professor of education and the Director of Teacher Education at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. She has been awarded the Most Inspiring Faculty Award from Old Dominion University and most recently has become the recipient of the Virginia Wesleyan Collegeas Batten Distinguished Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and passion for inspiring others. Karen has also written the book, The First Year Teacher, which prepares and supports beginning teachers in their first year and more. She has published articles in Middle School Journal, Current Issues in Middle Level Education, Clearing House, Journal of Computing in Education, and Journal of Research on Computing in Education. As an educational consultant, she conducts seminars and workshops on classroom management and effective teaching practices. She has presented her research and her teacher preparation program models at conferences nationwide. She was formerly a public school teacher and administrator.