ARLINGTON, Va.--(Rise and Shine: A Practical Guide for the Beginning Science Teacher provides advice on preparing for the first few weeks of school, managing and motivating students, effective teaching and assessment strategies, organization tactics, professional development options, time management skills, lesson planning and much more. It also places special emphasis on topics of special concern to science teachers—from laboratory set-up to classroom safety to initiating a climate of inquiry. Each of the thirteen chapters, which include many lists of resources and process suggestions, serves as stand-alone readings for picking and choosing topics of most interest to the teacher.)--For preservice and new science teachers, science teacher mentors, and administrators,
“It is our intent to show new teachers that they are not alone in their feelings and that there are many sources of support for them.”
A corresponding website, www.nsta.org/riseandshine, hosts downloadable appendix documents and reproducible materials with new resources to be added periodically. The authors, Linda Froschauer and Mary Bigelow, seasoned science educators themselves, have covered it all in a nurturing and thoughtful way.
Noted by the authors when asked about their book, “It is our intent to show new teachers that they are not alone in their feelings and that there are many sources of support for them.”
About the Authors:
Linda Froschauer began her 37-year teaching career as an elementary school teacher and went on to become a middle school science teacher, science department chair, and adjunct professor. She serves as editor of Science and Children, the NSTA journal for grades K–6.
Mary L. Bigelow was a secondary science teacher for 27 years. She writes NSTA’s “Ms. Mentor” advice column and “SciLinks” blog.
You can browse sample pages of this new book for free at the NSTA Science Store website at www.nsta.org/store.
For additional information or to purchase Rise and Shine: A Practical Guide for the Beginning Science Teacher and other books from NSTA Press, visit the NSTA Science Store at www.nsta.org/store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 188-page book is priced at $32.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $26.36. (Stock # PB308X, ISBN #978-1-936137-29-9)
The Arlington, Va.-based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership includes more than 50,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in science education.
NSTA Press produces 20–25 new books each year. Focused on the preK–college market and specifically aimed at teachers of science, NSTA Press titles offer a unique blend of accurate scientific content and sound teaching strategies.