This comprehensive guide for teacher trainees helps them better understand the realities of the teaching experience.
It provides practical strategies which can be immediately applied to help navigate school concerns, solve classroom challenges and negotiate social conflicts.
The information and strategies are presented in a clear and concise manner and is an ideal guide for trainees to prepare for their placements. Features include:Practical strategies that help students prepare for the most pivotal experience in their teacher education or licensure program - the student teaching internship Built-in chapter resources include; Read About It! lists of additional resources on methods, strategies, or research; Think About It! strategies that include reflection opportunities and methods to communicate successes, problems, and challenges; Try It! activities that ask readers to illustrate methodology or theories; and Bulletin Board chapter summaries Practical "how-to" information in the concluding chapter prepares readers for "next steps," including developing portfolios and resumes, studying for specialty area exams, applying for licensure, and applying for jobs.