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This comprehensive text presents up-to-date research and "how tos" for those enrolled in an early childhood student teaching practicum course. It clearly explains a student teacher's professional duties and responsibilities, the mechanics of hands-on teaching under the guidance of a cooperating teacher, and students' interactions with their college course supervisor(s). Chapters are designed to encourage contemplative and reflective thought as students develop an understanding of professionally accepted practice, ethics, classroom management, and individualized and group program planning and instruction. Communication skills that typify effective team teaching and reduce common classroom problems during student teaching are described and detailed. Current practices related to special-needs children and infant-toddler classroom placement are addressed, as is the development of school-home partnerships that enhance children's life-long learning and educational success. Throughout, case studies and examples illustrate real-life situations and children that other student teachers have encountered.
- Thorough reorganization and streamlining of material makes it easier for students to grasp the essentials of student teaching.
- A chapter-opening "Case Scenario" introduces each chapter's primary concept and shows how it applies in classroom practice.
- This edition includes an expanded discussion on the use and importance of electronic portfolios.
- Comprehensive and complete, this training manual emphasizes professionally accepted practice and ethics.
- Thoughtful, reflective analysis of students' own developing skills and abilities is promoted in every chapter.
- The book begins by presenting a clear picture and orientation to the mechanics of student teaching.
- Case studies and examples illustrate real-life situations and children that other student teachers have encountered, motivating students to discuss, reflect and problem-solve.
2. A Student Teacher's Values and Developing Teaching Style.
3. Being Observed: Discovering Your Competencies.
4. Instructional Planning.
5. Classroom Management: Beyond Discipline.
6. Understanding Behavior.
7, Working with Children with Special Needs.
8. Common Problems of Student Teachers.
9. Student Teachers and Families.
10. Quality Programs.
11. Professional Growth and Employment.
12. Student Teaching with Infants and Toddlers.
Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.
eBank Instructor's Manual with Test Bank
Streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation using such resources as an overview, objectives, an outline guide, teaching tips and lecture ideas, recommended resources, answers to review questions in the text, web sources, and a test bank.