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1 Beginning Teacher Induction Day 2 – Year-Round & Traditional Schools August 7, 2012

2 Today’s Agenda: Welcome & Overview BT1 Support Plan for Moving Forward - Taking Risks Managing Stress Effectively

3 BT1 Support Plan TimelineActivities July/AugustBeginning Teacher Induction SeptemberBT1 meeting w/ Dir. of Teacher Recruitment & Induction OctoberBT1 meeting w/ lead mentor at school-site NovemberBT1 meeting w/ Dir. of Teacher Recruitment & Induction DecemberCombined BT meeting w/ lead mentor at school-site JanuaryNo formal meeting – refer to BT website FebruaryBT1 meeting w/ Dir. of Teacher Recruitment & Induction MarchBT1 meeting w/ lead mentor at school-site AprilBT1 meeting w/ Dir. of Teacher Recruitment & Induction MayCombined BT meeting w/ lead mentor at school-site

4 Moving Forward It’s okay to make mistakes. Be willing to take risks. What challenges did these individuals face?

5 Managing Stress Effectively Job related stress can be handled in two basic ways: change the external causes of it, or change our internal response to it. (Discipline with Dignity, p. 125)

6 What Causes Stress? Table talk activity – finish this sentence: I get anxious when …. Record brief response on Post-It note Discuss responses and possible solutions at table What trends do we see?

7 Discipline-Stress Cycle Student behavior  Ineffective teacher response  No student improvement, or worsening  Teacher tension and frustration  Withdrawal or explosive behavior by the teacher  Increased misbehavior by students  Burnout Discipline with Dignity

8 Strategies for Reducing Stress Caused by Students Anticipate the predictable Do not take inappropriate behavior personally Develop mental toughness Discipline, like surgery, requires precision – no random cuts, no random comments. Above all, a teacher demonstrates self discipline and good manners. (Haim Ginott)

9 A Teacher’s Self-Pledge I will not give up on you. I will not quit on you. I will not lose control with you. I will not yell at you. I will not be angry at you. I will always be here no matter what. Because I am a teacher and my job is to show you a better way. I will not take personally what you do or say when I do not like it. (Discipline with Dignity, p. 133)

10 Ten Ways to Avoid Stress (from The New Teacher Toolbox, pp ) Be prepared. Know and understand the material you are teaching. Keep your paperwork up to date. Decide what to grade, what not to grade. Seek advice from experienced teachers. Seek advice from friends who are also new teachers. Make a list of what you hope to accomplish in a day or throughout the week. Encourage students to be independent. Talk to colleagues about recreational activities. Accept your mistakes.

11 “ The very first day of school is the most important day of the school year… What EFFECTIVE TEACHERS do on the very first day will determine the success of the class.” Harry Wong, (2009), The First Days of School.

12 The Effective Teacher The EFFECTIVE TEACHER 1. Is A Good Classroom Manager 2. Designs Lessons To Reach Mastery 3. Has Positive Expectations That Students Will Be Successful Reference: Good, Thomas L. and Jere Brophy. Looking in Classrooms. Harper- Collins, 1994, pp

13 Believe in Yourself….. When you don’t give up, you cannot fail. With the desire to succeed and support from others, we can accomplish our goals.


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