This collaborative research guide serves as an introduction to first-year teaching through the eyes of new and experienced teachers. Particularly geared towards high school teachers, this book is an honest examination of beginning teaching; it gives readers an insiders' look into imperative, real-life situations from the perspectives of teachers who have (somehow) survived their first years.
Chapters include: how to organize the classroom and all of your papers, how to co-teach with a special education teacher, behavior management strategies, how to manage stress, parent communication, and what to do when your lesson falls apart.
Combined with the narratives from a variety of high school teachers are research-based strategies and ideas for the novice teacher to use. The information is designed to be easily accessible and understandable; new teachers don't have the time or the inclination to dig through dense academic texts. They need immediate information presented in a concise and encouraging way.