This course is designed for the beginning teacher, the teacher changing grade levels, or for the returning teacher who may want to refine his or her classroom organization and management. Through the process of reading two texts, the teacher will focus on answering questions about the classroom environment as well as classroom management. The teacher also will complete a six-step project to demonstrate an understanding of a well-developed classroom environment, a consistent discipline plan, clear classroom procedures, a lesson plan grid for the first week of school, and a letter of introduction to the parents.
a. learn about classroom management strategies, lesson planning, and setting up a classroom.
b. plan and organize the classroom environment.
c. plan and document classroom procedures.
d. become familiar with various discipline plans and document the discipline plan that will be in place.
e. plan and document the first week's lesson plans.
f. compose a letter of introduction.
g. become familiar with experienced teachers on-site and ask for their guidance as mentors.
a. Three characteristics of an effective teacher
b. Positive expectations
c. Classroom management
d. Lesson mastery
e. The professional educator
g. Creating the environment
h. Daily routines and procedures
i. First two weeks of school
j. Activities for the first month
k. Oral language in English and Spanish
m. Parent communications
Professional development courses for teachers.
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