Narratives from the Classroom: An Introduction to Teaching introduces the reader to many of the important classroom issues surrounding the field of teaching. This book is unique in that it is a collection of personal accounts and ideas written by the teachers and teacher educators who lived those experiences. Because this is an introduction to teaching, each chapter addresses a different topic, ranging from the purpose of schools and teachers, issues about policies and programs in the school, and various practices found within the classroom walls. There is also a section that addresses preparation for the job market and what the first year of teaching is like. This book deliberately avoids being prescriptive and encourages the reader to form his or her own conclusions about the presented issues.

An Employment Guide for Preservice Teachers

An Employment Guide for Preservice Teachers

An employment guide for preservice teachers

It is never too early to begin preparing for the job market. Preservice teachers should begin thinking about what kind of job they want and where they would like to work, and they should begin developing their portfolios and résumés. Field experiences prior to graduating from college are excellent opportunities to make the preservice teacher known and such experiences could result in a job offer upon graduation. Dr. McSparran presents the many issues that future teachers will face as they begin searching for a job. By thinking about these issues now, the reader will be ready and may be a stronger candidate for positions when that time comes. This chapter is not quite like ...

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