By Gary M. Garfield. Practical, honest advice demystifies the art and science of teaching. The guide covers a wide range of topics, including such basics as setting up the classroom, creating an integrated curriculum, and planning classroom management. Beginning teachers learn how to prepare for the first day and week of school, survive Back-to-School Night, and lead effective parent conferences. The author also offers ideas on conducting assessments, integrating technology into the curriculum, using community resources, conducting meaningful field trips, finding support, and developing as a professional. A section on the law covers students' and teachers' rights, and an appendix includes handy reproducible forms.