Student Teaching Guide A-Z: For Student & Beginning Teachers

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Student Teaching Guide A-Z: For Student & Beginning Teachers

• Kindle, paperback, and audio versions also available on Amazon.
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This realistic student teaching guide helps identify and manage daily teaching situations in the elementary classroom. It is one master teacher's perspective what future teachers should know as they prepare their career.

Staff Refrigerator - Always put your lunch on the top shelf. When the eventual lunch bag leaks, it is better to give wet sandwich sympathy than to receive it.

Letter of Recommendation (LOR) - Your receipt for a completed job and proclaims your reputation. Do not leave student teaching without one from your master teacher, university supervisor, and principal. University courses tell others what you learned, but the LOR tells what you know.

Class Clock - Set it three minutes slow. That way you will not be disturbed by Big Ben, interrupting your lessons, letting you know it is recess time. Remind the class of your hero status, as you repeatedly let them out to recess three minutes early every day!

Everyone Failed My Test! - You just have to learn how to adjust and prevent it from happening again. Break the results down and learn from your mistake. What went well and what did not? A good test will have easy, medium, and difficult questions. You can throw out the results and start over, but that will affect your credibility and backlog other lessons. A good solution is to consider this one of those easy grades: Class, take the test home tonight and fill in the correct answers for more credit. Re-grade their tests, giving more points based on the new answers. Now your failed test just became a take-home test, making both you and the students happier.

Home Shopping Network - Watch as those ladies reel you in with smooth talk and compliments, before they stick it to you for three easy payments of $39.95. Use their energy and sales technique to "sell" your lesson, especially reading a long story at the end of a day. Also study how products are presented using bright colors, themed backgrounds, and voice inflection. Who wouldn't buy an imitation sheepskin shoe shammy or writing assignment from these gals?

Proximity - Everyone behaves better when the teacher is a step away. Maintain class flow by circulating through the room during the lesson. If they know you are watching, they are less likely to get distracted by accessories. When there is commotion during a lesson, don't stop your lesson. Instead, walk to the noisy area and stand there. Students usually get the hint that it is time to get on-task. Likewise, when a student is speaking, move away from them. Now the student must project their voice across the room for you and everyone to hear, and your proximity keeps the far side of the room engaged in listening.

Discipline/Punishment - There is a need for a discipline policy, as much as a reward system. Punishment attempts to decrease an undesired behavior. The key is to find the right balance between issuing rewards and punishment. Getting to know your students also involves knowing what they don't like and using it against them as a consequence. For well-behaved students, telling them publicly to improve is shame enough. They value their good reputation. For others, verbal remarks have limited effect, and you need to use time-outs, isolated seating, or behavior cards. Don't give the impression of a kangaroo court with impulsive punishments. Make them aware of a logical progression of consequences. The loss of recess or fun activities, like art, should be a last resort, because if that fails, there isn't much left. Then you will need outside support from parents or the principal.

Pencils - For the student losing pencils all day, every day, keep a pink crayon ready at all times on the chalk tray. I don't have another pencil for you, so here's a pink crayon to use. You will have to find a pencil of your own later. It works!


Table of Contents

#1 Absences
Tardies, Long-Term
#2 Aides
#3 Assemblies
#4 Attention Span
ADHD
#5 Awareness
#6 Awards

#7 Back to School Night
#8 Before School Year Starts
#9 Behavior
Good Individual, Bad Individual, Good Group, Bad Group

#10 Common Misbehaviors
Bickering, Defiance, Forgery, Graffiti, Lying, Manners, Self-Control, Tattling, Theft
#11 Book Orders
#12 Bulletin Boards

#13 Calculators
#14 Certificated vs. Classified Employees
#15 Clean Desks
#16 Clock
Countdown Clock, Last Bell
#17 Combo Classes
#18 Common Core
#19 Communication
Students, Parents, Weekly Letter
#20 Conferences
#21 Conflict Resolution
Discipline/Punishment, Disputes, Disruptions
#22 Cooperation vs. Competition
#23 Copy Machine
#24 Cum Files

#25 Debrief
#26 Desk
#27 Distractions
Air Conditioner/Heat, Barf, Bathroom, Cell Phones, Drinks, Fly, Gum, Hand Sanitizer, Hats and Hoods, Markers, Office Calls, Passing Notes, Paper, Airplanes, Pencils, Rubber Bands, Scissors, Sneezes, Throwing Crayons, Tissues, Trash Cans

#28 Efficiency
#29 English Learners

#30 Field Trips
Camp
#31 File Cabinet
#32 Fire Drill
#33 First Day of School
#34 Five Years
#35 Flag Salute
#36 Friends
#37 Fundraising

#38 Gifted Students
#39 Grading
Extra Credit, Subjective Grading, Sampling, Everyone Failed My Test, Grade Availability
#40 Group Work

#41 Home School
#42 Homework

#43 Job Interview

#44 Last Day
#45 Last Week
#46 Lesson Plans
#47 Library
#48 Lines
#49 Lifestyle vs. Job

#50 Master Teachers
#51 Medical
Personal Injury
#52 Mentoring/Little Buddies
#53 Middle School

#54 Name Tag
#55 Novelty

#56 Observations
Principal, Colleagues
#57 Open House
#58 Opening Routine

#59 Paper Clips
#60 Parents
Recognizing, Irate Parents
#61 Parties
#62 Pets
#63 Principal
#64 Proximity
#65 PTA/PTO

#66 Quiet Activity

#67 Rainy Days
#68 Red Dot
#69 Report Cards
#70 Reports
#71 Recognition
#72 Rotating Classes
#73 Rule of 3
#74 Rule of 25

#75 School District
Administrators, 403(b), 457 Plan, Insurance, Personnel Benefits, Salary, Sick Days
#76 Seating Chart
#77 Secretaries and Custodians
#78 Show and Tell
#79 Signals
Whistle
#80 Silent Reading

#81 Special Education
SST, RSP, SED, SDC, 504 Plan
#82 Students
Average, 15%, Good Students Bad Test Takers, Low But Always Trying, Opportunists, Sergeants, Thieves Liars and Malcontents
#83 Student Council
#84 Student Teachers
Appearance, Good Qualities, Observation, Socialize,
Promptness


#85 Subjects
Art, Computer Lab, Editing, Filler Activities, Geography, Handwriting, Math, PE, Reading, Science, Social Studies, Speeches, Spelling, Writing
#86 Sub Plans
#87 Substitutes
#88 Substituting
Substitute, Tutor, Long-Term
#89 Supplies
#90 Sweepers

#91 Television
#92 Tests
State Test
#93 Textbooks
#94 Thank-You Cards
#95 Tutoring

#96 Unions

#97 Videos/ DVD
#98 Vocabulary
#99 Volunteers
Parent, Guest Speakers

#100 Website
#101 Worksheets
Computer

#102 Yard Duty

Sample Documents
• Spring Conference & Grade Update
• Back to School Night Classroom Policies
• Volunteer Interest
• Student Teaching Planning Template



Also Available:
32 Websites: Independent Learning Activities
Classroom Speeches: What to Assign & How to Grade
Trivia Calendar (PowerPoint)

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Student Teaching Guide A-Z: For Student & Beginning Teachers
Student Teaching Guide A-Z: For Student & Beginning Teachers
Student Teaching Guide A-Z: For Student & Beginning Teachers
Student Teaching Guide A-Z: For Student & Beginning Teachers