The Collaboration Guide for Early Career Educators
Mary Susan Fishbaugh
P.H. Brookes Pub., 2000 - Education - 245 pages
Today's teachers are required to work collaboratively with a variety of people in the learning community other educators, paraeducators, community agencies, and parents yet few are prepared adequately when it comes to working with others. Those beginning a new teaching career will need to adjust to this new team approach. With this book's discussion of modern teaching styles and atmospheres, you'll have a headstart on the road to successful partnering as well as professional support beyond your initial training.
Each issue-focused chapter covers key concepts you'll encounter in the classroom, such as effective inter-team communication and conflict resolution, the mentor/protege relationship, and appropriate co-teaching esson plans. Goals, objectives, activities, reproducible forms, and vignettes are also included in each chapter to reinforce the concepts introduced. All his will make you more comfortable in your first years of eaching as you learn how to relate to parents, complete IEPs, develop a network of community contacts, plan for a student's transition after graduation, and fulfill important IDEA 1997 requirements.