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Corporate to Classroom

Corporate to Classroom is designed to help new teachers, especially those entering education from the corporate arena, embrace the paradigm shift that is going to take place in their first few years of teaching. Out there in the vast community of new teachers, there are career-switchers that are wondering why they left Egypt (their last jobs), only to be miserable in the desert (their first year or so teaching). The high turnover rate suggests that many teachers lose focus of the promise land (successful educated children and a rewarding career). This book will help all new teachers maneuver through the basics such as lesson planning and classroom management strategies. More importantly, this book will discuss all of the additional challenges that come with teaching such as training, meetings, duties, relationships with coworkers/ assistants (Para-Professionals), lack of materials for their students, personal expenditures, communication, culture, and structure or the lack there of.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: In the Beginning Chapter 2: Contract Chapter 3: Training Chapter 4: You're a Teacher Now Chapter 5: Lesson Plans Chapter 6: Substitutes Chapter 7: Assistants and collaboration Chapter 8: Communication Chapter 9: Students Chapter 10: Special Education Chapter 11: Other Things you need to know Part 12 Appendixes Chapter 13 Appendix A Rosters and contact forms Chapter 14 Appendix B Back to school Packet Chapter 15 Appendix C Letters, notes, and Fieldtrips Chapter 16 Appendix D Substitute Packets Chapter 17 Appendix E Calendars and other Forms Chapter 18 Appendix F Website listing

About the Author

Felecia L. Christian is an author, special education teacher, and speaker. She is a career-switcher who is dedicated to educating, motivating, and impacting the lives of her students and colleagues.


Corporate to Classroom: A Career Switchers Guide to Teaching is a timely and relevant topic as we see many career switchers in our education programs. The first-hand accounts of the issues that would be relevant to a career switcher are well-presented ... very practical, and meaningful. -- Beth Ackerman, associate dean, graduate school and on-line programs, Liberty University

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