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- DescriptionStudent teaching can be an endeavor fraught with anxiety. Those entering the classroom for the first time face the daunting challenge of translating coursework on the theory of teaching into real-world experience. Common questions for anxious student teachers include: Will I be a good teacher? Will I ever get control of my classroom? How can I do all of this grading and plan for next week at the same time? This helpful guide by teacher educator Rosalyn McKeown offers practical suggestions for student teachers, interns, and teacher candidates just starting out in a secondary school classroom. This easy-to-read text enables new educators to rapidly advance their teaching skills early in their pre-service experiences. After exploring the pitfalls of inexperience and providing helpful guidance on maintaining order in the classroom, McKeown focuses on teaching skills. She advises readers on writing objectives and lesson plans, creating interesting ways to start and end class, introducing variety into the classroom, lecturing, asking meaningful questions, and using visual aids. Among the other topics discussed are setting up a classroom, recognizing differences in learning styles, and developing an individual teaching style. Sidebars scattered throughout the text offer useful advice on everything from how to deal with stage fright and distracting ises from outside, to planning for block scheduling and avoiding the attributes of a boring teacher. With McKeown s own list of expectations for her classes, templates for hall passes and lesson plans, and scores of tips garnered from years of experience, Into the Classroom provides information a first-time teacher needs to enter the secondary classroom with confidence.
- Author BiographyROSALYN MCKEOWN is the Secretariat for the UNESCO Chair on Reorienting Teacher Education to Address Sustainability at York University in Toronto Canada.. Previously, she taught teacher preparation courses at SUNY Stony Brook, the University of Tennessee, York University in Toronto as well as education courses at Portland State University. Her articles have appeared in the BioScience, Journal of Geography, Oregon English Journal, J ournal of Education for Sustainable Development, and the Journal of Environmental Education.
- Author(s)Rosalyn McKeown
- PublisherUniversity of Tennessee Press
- Date of Publication15/10/2011
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Place of PublicationChicago
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Tennessee Press
- Content Notefigures
- Weight265 g
- Width152 mm
- Height224 mm
- Spine13 mm
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