Date of Defense
Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
James A. Muchmore, Education and Professional Development
Erin Hart, English
Thesis seeks to answer questions such as:
- "What can I begin doing to prepare me for the first teaching job of my professional career?"
- "What will help me to be as effective of first year teacher as possible?
The paper is focused on several subjects: 1) learning from others' experiences, 2) preparing for a job interview/researching the school system and community, 3) preparing for the first day of school, 4) having a well-managed, safe classroom environment and, 5) being a role model and teaching children how to be caring citizens. Includes interviews with teachers.
Bentley, Terri R., "How to be a Highly Effective First-Year Teacher: Learning from Others and Being Prepared" (1999). Honors Theses. 645.
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