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What Is Teacher Education Preparation?
Teacher Education Preparation: Hinds Community College offers several courses to prepare students to continue their study of education at a senior college or university. Emphasis is placed on creating a portfolio, passing the PRAXIS, and exploring the different aspects of the field of education. Some outreach is provided to educators and/or education majors who may have difficulty with the PRAXIS exam. Workshops are conducted on campus and in the community as needed.
HCC Learning Resources has a selection of EBooks that will help with preparation for the PRAXIS exam. Here is a sample listing of the Ebooks in the collection.
Included is the Ron Clark book The Essential 55 which is available in either paper or electronic format.
Building a Better Teacher by
Call Number: 371.102 G82B
Publication Date: 2014-08-04
Everyone agrees that a great teacher can have an enormous impact. Yet we still don't know what, precisely, makes a teacher great. Is it a matter of natural-born charisma? Or does exceptional teaching require something more? Building a Better Teacher introduces a new generation of educators exploring the intricate science underlying their art. A former principal studies the country's star teachers and discovers a set of common techniques that help children pay attention. Two math teachers videotape a year of lessons and develop an approach that has nine-year-olds writing sophisticated mathematical proofs. A former high school teacher works with a top English instructor to pinpoint the key interactions a teacher must foster to initiate a rich classroom discussion. Through their stories, and the hilarious and heartbreaking theater that unfolds in the classroom every day, Elizabeth Green takes us on a journey into the heart of a profession that impacts every child in America. What happens in the classroom of a great teacher? Opening with a moment-by-moment portrait of an everyday math lesson--a drama of urgent decisions and artful maneuvers--Building a Better Teacher demonstrates the unexpected complexity of teaching. Green focuses on the questions that really matter: How do we prepare teachers and what should they know before they enter the classroom? How does one get young minds to reason, conjecture, prove, and understand? What are the keys to good discipline? Incorporating new research from cognitive psychologists and education specialists as well as intrepid classroom entrepreneurs, Green provides a new way for parents to judge what their children need in the classroom and considers how to scale good ideas. Ultimately, Green discovers that good teaching is a skill. A skill that can be taught. A provocative and hopeful book, Building a Better Teacher shows that legendary teachers are more than inspiring; they are perhaps the greatest craftspeople of all.
The Organized Teacher's Guide to Classroom Management with CD-ROM by
Call Number: 371.1024 SP8O
Publication Date: 2011-05-25
More than 70,000 copies sold in The Organized Teacher series of books Get straight-forward, no-nonsense advice covering everything from attendance to discipline to motivation and more! Classroom management is possibly the most difficult aspect of the job of teaching. Written by a college professor specializing in classroom management and a classroom teacher with 20-plus years of experience, The Organized Teacher's Guide to Classroom Management will help you with tips and protocols to assure that a day runs as planned. It examines the leading theories by experts in the educational community and offers concrete suggestions for finding the best theory for your teaching style. Sidebars will include forms, charts, rewards certificates, child-teacher or parent-teacher contracts for homework, attendance or discipline, and other useful documents. All forms will be included as PDFs on a CD-ROM, so you can easily pop them in your computer and send to the printer instead of fumbling with the copy machine. Features: An all-in-one resource and checklist for teachers of grades K-6, any subject Reproducible pages (also contained on a CD-ROM) ready to use Topics include: Theorists;Organizing Your Classroom and Supplies;Establishing Rules and Consequences;Managing Behavior;Getting off to a Good Start;Knowing Your Support Team; Planning, Instruction and Assessment;Managing Active Learning;Different Instructional Challenges;Curriculum Overview
The Essential 55 by
Call Number: LB1025.3 .C534 2003
Publication Date: 2004-08-01
Now in paperback, Ron Clark's New York Times bestseller that's changing America one child at a time! The runaway bestseller that's a must-have for every parent and teacher. How many authors would travel coast to coast on a bus to get their book into as many hands as possible? Not many. But that's just what Ron Clark, author of The Essential 55, did to keep his book and message in the public eye. And it worked. After his Oprah appearance, sales skyrocketed: we've sold more than 850,000 copies in six months! The book sat tenaciously on the New York Times bestseller list for 11 weeks. Ron Clark was featured on the Today show, and in the Chicago Tribune, Good Housekeeping, and the New York Daily News--not to mention the calls we've received from teachers and parents who want to get their hands on Ron's guidelines for teaching children. Now in paperback, The Essential 55 will be the perfect book for parents and teachers to slip into their own backpacks, to read on the train or at lunch, and to highlight the sections that resonate for them. And with an author who is truly a partner in getting his message to the masses, we just can't lose.
Suggested Websites and Databases
Teacher Reference Center
Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional teachers.
Here are suggested databases for teacher education preparation:
Research Starters Education
Study and research guides designed specifically for advanced high school, college, and selected graduate students. They consist of comprehensive yet concise topic summary articles of about 3000 words in length written by researchers, scholars, and other subject matter experts.