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By Donna Donoghue

Confused approximately how one can commence in your trip as an educator? This final advisor to getting employed and staying encouraged is a must-purchase for any starting easy college instructor. Donna M. Donoghue and her coauthors have performed the legwork for you and supply nice information, concepts, and strategies for buying your foot within the door and starting a winning profession as an common university instructor. incorporated here's details that each first-time instructor wishes, together with how to define the precise task for you, find out how to commence the varsity yr effectively, and the way to successfully convention and paintings with mom and dad. There also are pointers on making plans, self-discipline and administration, and assembly present curriculum standards.

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The y nee d not be a lot of work . The simples t of centers are often th e best and can be developed and maintained by a dependable parent. Centers can 26 • A Guide fo r Beginning Elementar y Teacher s enhance the units you are studying, be a cumulative review of skills, or be used to introduce somethin g different an d challenging. Your choice of centers will depend on your grade level and the space you have. You may use tables that can hold the materials. If spac e is an issue, many discount store s offer stackabl e pullout drawers in which each drawer can be a center.

You may be teaching a subject and a student asks a question or an explanation is needed. This may be something that has occurred before, and now it needs to be addressed. It may be something that needs explaining before goin g on with instruction. When this happens, you need t o sto p an d teac h abou t the idea. These occurrence s ar e called teachabl e moments . Teachable moment s migh t ge t yo u of f you r lesson temporarily , bu t the investment o f thi s tim e ca n b e critical to your students' understanding of the material.

Remembe r your primary goal is to make learning come alive in a loving and exciting classroom atmosphere, and working with a team helps you meet that goal. Teachers who work independently an d do not wish to their share ideas stifle thei r team, which is why everyon e on the team shoul d be assigned an d contribute t o each project s o that everyone has in- 56 • A Guide fo r Beginning Elementar y Teacher s put. The last thing you want is to work on a team that is dictated to by one person. " Thes e teacher s ar e allowin g th e leade r t o d o th e creativ e wor k an d ar e no t contributin g t o th e team.

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