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Ch 19: Professional Development for Teachers

About This Chapter

Easily expand your knowledge of reflective teaching, new teacher mentoring, requirements of the National Education Association, and more. These lessons on professional development for teachers can help simplify the process of preparing for an exam.

Professional Development for Teachers - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter provide an overview of professional development for teachers. You can review various forms of collaborative, reflective professional development for educators. There's also information about the National Education Association's activism. After completing the chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Recount professional development ideas for teachers
  • Explain how teachers can stay organized
  • Discuss what's involved in mentoring new teachers
  • Outline methods of reflective teaching
  • Describe the role of the American Federation of Teachers
  • List organizations in education that are field-specific
  • Recall membership requirements of the National Education Association

These lessons can help you quickly grasp the topics presented on professional development for teachers, and our instructors facilitate an engaging studying experience that you'll enjoy. You are in total control of the study process, which means you can view all or just some of the lessons, depending on your needs. Optimize use of this resource by taking a short quiz that's available for each lesson.

8 Lessons in Chapter 19: Professional Development for Teachers
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Teacher Professional Development Ideas

1. Teacher Professional Development Ideas

This lesson is designed to provide resources for teachers, future teachers, researchers, and others who want to enhance teacher professional development. Professional development is an essential way for educators to enhance critical thinking skills, gain new knowledge of the subject matter, and explore new learning tools.

Teacher Organization Tips

2. Teacher Organization Tips

Teaching is a profession that requires organization. When setting up organizational systems, it is important for a teacher to keep in mind the three Ps: physical space, paperwork, and planning. Staying organized in these areas contributes to a successful teaching experience.

Tips for Mentoring New Teachers

3. Tips for Mentoring New Teachers

This lesson examines the role of the mentor. How will you provide support to a new teacher. What should new teachers know in order to have a successful first school year? We'll discuss some tips for success and why new teachers should be familiar with them.

Collaboration as a Reflective Practice for Teachers

4. Collaboration as a Reflective Practice for Teachers

Have you ever felt isolated as a teacher and thought about collaboration? In this lesson, we will discuss some different forms of collaborative, reflective professional development for educators that allow teachers to learn from one another and view their own instructional practices in a more objective way.

What is Reflective Teaching? - Definition & Methods

5. What is Reflective Teaching? - Definition & Methods

Find out what reflective teaching is and how to apply it in your teaching practice. Learn basic methods of reflective teaching. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your knowledge.

National Education Association (NEA): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism

6. National Education Association (NEA): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism

The National Education Association (NEA) is a major force in the world of American education. Watch this lesson to find out what the NEA is, what it does, what its core values are, who can become a member, and how to join.

American Federation of Teachers (AFT): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism

7. American Federation of Teachers (AFT): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) provides many benefits to its members across the country. In this lesson, we'll explore the AFT, including how to join, the structure of the organization, and its mission and work across the United States.

Field-Specific Professional Organizations in Education

8. Field-Specific Professional Organizations in Education

Joining a professional education organization can provide educators with all sorts of benefits. But how can a teacher find an association in his or her content area? Watch this lesson for the benefits of field-specific organizations and how to find one.

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