K-12 Classroom Teaching: A Primer for New Professionals

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Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall, 2008 - Education - 321 pages
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K-12 Classroom Teaching: A Primer for New Professionals is a teaching guide written in clear, reader-friendly language.  In the Primer, readers explore key aspects of classroom teaching including the context of teaching today, strategies for learning about students, planning and assessment, instruction and instructional strategies, classroom management, finding a personal educational stance and growing professionally.  Each chapter is designed to cover the material thoroughly and concisely so that readers can make the best use of their time. This book encourages readers to reflect on their past experiences, to question their assumptions, to consider multiple sources of information, and to commit to enacting well-defined notions of good practice that address learners' diverse needs while honoring the dignity of the human experience.   This brief, inexpensive volume is the answer for those who need a quick introduction to teaching in order to prepare for certification or alternative certification.



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CHAPTER ONE The Nature of Teaching
CHAPTER TWO Developing a Personal Stance Toward Education
CHAPTER THREE Starting with Students

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Andrea M. Guillaume, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education at California State University, Fullerton. Her fields of interest include teacher cognition and devel-opment, and content area instruction. She works with practicing and prospective teachers through Professional Development Schools and through a teacher induction project. She may be reached via e-mail at aguillaume@fullerton.edu.

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