By Donna Donoghue

Confused approximately easy methods to commence in your trip as an educator? This final consultant to getting employed and staying encouraged is a must-purchase for any starting straightforward college instructor. Donna M. Donoghue and her coauthors have performed the legwork for you and supply nice suggestions, techniques, and strategies for purchasing your foot within the door and starting a profitable profession as an effortless college instructor. integrated this is details that each first-time instructor wishes, together with how to define the proper task for you, the best way to commence the varsity yr effectively, and the way to successfully convention and paintings with mom and dad. There also are tips about making plans, self-discipline and administration, and assembly present curriculum standards.

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At the beginning of the year, make a Substitute Survival Kit. This kit can be in a small, plastic storage box, a large pocket file folder, o r a three-ring binder. The kit should be clearly labeled and placed on or near your desktop, where a substitute can easily find it. In case of emergency, or if you're teaching a subject that a substitute might have difficulty following , this Substitute Survival Kit will be of great help. The Substitute Survival Kit includes the following items: • Map of School —A map of the school indicating the location of al l school facilities i s very important t o the substitute teacher.

Tell them that each of the "A" students is going to interview the "B" student who is seated to the left. Discus s what a good interview shoul d include . g. " o r "What did you do that was fu n this pas t summer? " o r "Whic h kind s o f pet s d o yo u have? "). Eac h interview will last 5 minutes. Students shoul d take notes, so they can share what they have learned with the class. After th e first round of interviews, the teacher rings a bell to show that the partners need to change roles. 2.

Mos t important , portfolio s provide a wonderful wa y to showcase the work of your students. What Are Portfolios ? A portfolio is simply a collection of several types of completed work and assessments. The purpose is to provide a comprehensive sampl e of the variety of work performed b y the student. It can be as simple as putting each student's work into a file folder, a large manila envelope, booklets, or a plastic box or bin labeled wit h th e student' s name . For intermediate students , the work could be collected i n a threering binder and arranged according to each subject or category.

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