Rise and Shine: A Practical Guide for the Beginning Science Teacher

Rise and ShineStepping into the ‘real world’ as any type of new teacher is daunting; doing so as a science teacher can be even more difficult, with science-specific issues like lab safety and management added to the mix of responsibilities. Rise and Shine: A Practical Guide for the Beginning Science Teacher is an easy-to-use, comprehensive support system for any new science teacher. This book answers questions that relate to teaching in general, like classroom management, student engagement, and professional development, but also contains a wealth of information on challenges specific to teaching science. Chapter sections such as “Science Reading and Writing” and “Boosting Science Vocabulary” emphasize specific skills science students should learn and suggest the best ways to teach them. Tidbits of advice from experienced teachers throughout the book add real-life wisdom and tips to make the beginning of a career in the classroom as smooth as possible. Rise and Shine is the perfect resource for science teachers who are just starting out, who are in a new teaching situation, or who are mentors looking to support a new science teacher. NSTA Press® Extras has a list of Rise and Shine: A Practical Guide for the Beginning Science Teacher Online Extras that relate to the chapters in the book and include links to documents and online resources such as a sample 6th grade syllabus, safety guidelines from NSTA, and tips for setting up a science classroom. Rise and Shine is one of several guidebooks for new teachers available from NSTA Press, including Help! I’m Teaching Middle School Science and You Want Me to Teach What?! Sure-Fire Methods for Teaching Physical Science and Math.

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