Capture the novice mindset! Get ready to teach as never before, powered by a fresh, brave mindset. With humor and insight, this down-to-earth guide reveals a fundamental principle: the best teachers grow through risk, reflection, and revision. Readers will learn how to: •″Sustain the energy and positive qualities of a novice, while building expertise at all career stages •″Develop a network of support to improve teaching practice •″Implement new strategies that engage and motivate students Learn how to teach with the daring of a beginner and a lifelong passion for learning and growth. “Dr. Eckert highlights the value of seeking those “first days” throughout our careers – the joy and nervousness experienced in these transformational moments are critical to have again and again if we are to grow personally and professionally.” Patrick Ledesma, Director of Research and Knowledge Management National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Part I: Mindset and Processes
- Chapter 1: Cringeworthy Moments—Why Would I Want to Be a Novice?
- Chapter 2: Embrace the Novice Mindset
- Chapter 3: Reflect. Risk. Revise or Reject.
Part II: Practices
- Chapter 4: Fill the Classroom
- Chapter 5: Motivate Pragmatically
- Chapter 6: Expect More
- Chapter 7: Build Important Relationships
Part III: Expert Novices