Rise and Shine: A Practical Guide for the Beginning Science Teacher
by Linda Froschauer and Mary L. Bigelow
Rise and Shine provides a friendly support system that new science teachers can turn to in their first days, months, and even years in the classroom. This easy-to-read book offers plenty of helpful techniques for managing the classroom, maintaining discipline, and dealing with parents. But it also covers important topics unique to science teaching, such as setting up a laboratory, keeping the classroom safe, and initiating inquiry from the first day. Sprinkled throughout the book is candid advice from seasoned science teachers who offer both useful strategies and warm reassurance. Rise and Shine is designed to help preservice teachers, those in the first few years of teaching (regardless of grade level), and those who may be entering a new situation within the teaching field. If you need a mentor—or if you are a mentor or instructor who wants to support beginning science teachers—this book is for you.
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The following resources relate to the chapters in Rise and Shine: A Practical Guide for the Beginning Science Teacher. For each "Chapter" you'll find links to download the "Online Appendix" documents mentioned in the chapter as well as links to the suggested resources.
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- Off to a Good Start
- Before You Open the Classroom or Lab Door for Students
- The First Week of School
- Creating an Environment for Learning
- Safety in the Laboratory
- Your Attitude Matters
- Teaching Strategies
- Assessment Literacy
- Creating Professional Development Opportunities
- Parents as Partners
- Finding Support
- Preparing for Your Evaluation
- End-of-Year Activities and Reflections