Written in a clear, reader-friendly manner,The Essentials of Teaching in Secondary Classrooms: A Basic Guide for New Teachersis a concise secondary methods text providing readers with a look at the realities of teaching today and offering practical hands-on strategies to use in the classroom immediately. For all secondary teachers, from the student teacher to the newly employed, hill-time professional, this text focuses on mastering the basics, clarifying complex concepts, and presenting only the most important elements of each topic that the novice teacher needs to know. Helpful features include: Self-directedActivitiesfor each chapter provide readers with an opportunity to practice applying chapter content prior to using it in the classroom. Reality Checksremind readers of the realities and dynamics of teaching today from the perspective of experienced, practicing classroom teachers. Tips from the Trenchesprovide readers with advice from veteran teachers regarding concepts presented in each chapter. Chapter 9 examines the nature and uniqueness of each content area and its curriculum, standards, and related resources, as well as how to effectively incorporate technology into these content areas. ThePRAXIS Competenciesfeature illustrates for new teachers how certain topics may be addressed on licensing exams. AGlossaryprovides readers with a clear definition of specific terms used in the book to facilitate a deeper understanding of chapter content and basic terminology.Mitchell, M. Grace is the author of 'Essentials of Teaching in Secondary Classrooms A Basic Guide for New Teachers', published 2004 under ISBN 9780130990747 and ISBN 0130990744.