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1 Kauchak and Eggen, Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, 3rd Ed. © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. 1 Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional Third Edition by Donald Kauchak and Paul Eggen Course/Section: Professor:

2 Kauchak and Eggen, Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, 3rd Ed. © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. 2 This text was designed to help you: Understand the real world of teaching through the text’s authentic case studies Explore what it means to be a professional teacher and to apply professionalism to your own career. Learn about today’s diverse students, consider the educational implications of diversity, and apply diversity issues to your own teaching philosophy. Understand how reform affects schools today and tomorrow.

3 Kauchak and Eggen, Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, 3rd Ed. © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. 3  Become a professional teacher by watching issue- related video and real teachers in action on the text’s DVD, as well as working through the case-based end- of-chapter feature, Preparing for Your Licensure Exam.  Learn about today’s diverse classrooms through the Teaching in Urban Settings discussions and the Exploring Diversity feature.  Frame a specific reform issue in every chapter as it relates to chapter content and respond by making a personal evaluation in the text’s feature, Teaching in an Era of Reform. The features in this text will help you…

4 Kauchak and Eggen, Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, 3rd Ed. © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. 4 Reading the new Chapter 11 on Creating Productive Learning Environments Considering implications for classroom situations in the Decision Making features Taking the Preparing for Your Licensure Exams at the end of every chapter Expanding your understanding and connection to chapter content by watching: –In Today’s Classrooms—realistic glimpses of teachers working in real classrooms –Video Perspectives—current and controversial educational issues on ABC News Become a professional teacher by…

5 Kauchak and Eggen, Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, 3rd Ed. © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. Teaching in an Urban Setting discussions Exploring Diversity features Learn about today’s diverse classrooms through:

6 Kauchak and Eggen, Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, 3rd Ed. © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. In every chapter as it relates to chapter content and make a personal evaluation of its potential in the text’s feature, Teaching in an Era of Reform. Frame a specific reform issue:

7 Kauchak and Eggen, Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, 3rd Ed. © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. Companion Website provides: Chapter-by-Chapter Self Assessment Exercises Web Links Feedback for Preparing for Your Licensure Exam Developing as a Professional Online Activities –Going Into Schools –Virtual Field Experience –Online Portfolio Activities Online Practice/Self-Assessment Resources

8 Kauchak and Eggen, Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, 3rd Ed. © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. 8 Chapter 1 Do I Want to Be a Teacher?

9 Kauchak and Eggen, Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, 3rd Ed. © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.9 Intrinsic Rewards in Teaching  Come from within and are personally satisfying for emotional or intellectual reasons Emotional rewards center on working with young people and knowing you’re contributing to the world. Emotional rewards center on working with young people and knowing you’re contributing to the world. Intellectual rewards are related to thinking about and teaching academic content. Intellectual rewards are related to thinking about and teaching academic content.

10 Kauchak and Eggen, Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, 3rd Ed. © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.10 Extrinsic Rewards in Teaching  Rewards that come from outside  Include job security, vacations, convenient schedules, and occupational status  Can both attract people to teaching and induce them to leave

11 Kauchak and Eggen, Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, 3rd Ed. © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.11 Complexities of Classrooms  Classrooms are multidimensional.  Classroom events are simultaneous.  Classroom events are immediate.  Classrooms are unpredictable.  Classrooms are public.

12 Kauchak and Eggen, Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, 3rd Ed. © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.12 Multiple Roles of Teachers  Creating productive learning environments  Working with parents and other caregivers  Collaborating with colleagues

13 Kauchak and Eggen, Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, 3rd Ed. © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.13 Characteristics of Professionalism  A specialized body of knowledge  Autonomy  Emphasis on decision making and reflection  Ethical standards for conduct

14 Kauchak and Eggen, Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, 3rd Ed. © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.14 A Specialized Body of Knowledge  Knowledge of content: teachers can’t teach what they don’t know  Pedagogical content knowledge: the ability to illustrate and explain abstract concepts  General pedagogical knowledge: being able to manage and instruct effectively  Knowledge of learners and learning: understanding the developmental and learning needs of students

15 Kauchak and Eggen, Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, 3rd Ed. © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.15 Diversity: The Changing Face of U.S. Classrooms  Diversity in U.S. classrooms Culture Culture Ethnicity Ethnicity Socioeconomic status (SES) Socioeconomic status (SES) Gender differences Gender differences  Teacher responses to diversity influence student learning and teacher career satisfaction.

16 Kauchak and Eggen, Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, 3rd Ed. © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.16 Teaching in Rural, Suburban, and Urban Environments  Rural school districts Tend to be smaller with smaller schools Tend to be smaller with smaller schools Are less culturally diverse Are less culturally diverse Often seek beginning teachers Often seek beginning teachers  Suburban school districts Are intermediate in terms of both size and cultural diversity Are intermediate in terms of both size and cultural diversity Are wealthier because of higher tax base Are wealthier because of higher tax base Job opportunities are more competitive Job opportunities are more competitive

17 Kauchak and Eggen, Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, 3rd Ed. © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.17 Teaching in Rural, Suburban, and Urban Environments (continued)  Urban school districts Are the largest and most culturally diverse Are the largest and most culturally diverse Considerable job opportunities Considerable job opportunities

18 Kauchak and Eggen, Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, 3rd Ed. © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.18 Reform: Changes in Teacher Preparation  Raising standards for admission into teacher training programs  Requiring teachers to take more rigorous courses than in the past  Requiring higher standards for licensure, including teacher-competency tests  Expanding teacher preparation programs from 4 years to 5  Requiring experienced teachers to take more rigorous professional development courses

19 Kauchak and Eggen, Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, 3rd Ed. © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.19 Reform: Teacher Accountability Measures  Competency Testing Targets basic skills, subject matter, and professional knowledge Targets basic skills, subject matter, and professional knowledge Through PRAXIS or state-specific tests Through PRAXIS or state-specific tests  Portfolios: representative work samples to document professional knowledge and skills

20 Kauchak and Eggen, Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, 3rd Ed. © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.20 Accountability and High-Stakes Testing  No Child Left Behind: federal legislation that attempts to make schools and school districts accountable for the learning progress of every student  Accountability levels States – for achievement of students in the state States – for achievement of students in the state Districts – for achievement of district’s students Districts – for achievement of district’s students Schools – for achievement of school’s students Schools – for achievement of school’s students Teachers – for their students’ learning progress Teachers – for their students’ learning progress  High-stakes tests: used to hold all levels accountable; can have adverse consequences if not passed


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