The first case-based introduction to education text, Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional guides readers through the profession, foundations, realities, challenges, and rewards of teaching. Each chapter begins with a case study that helps the reader understand how chapter topics relate to the real world of teaching. These cases and vignettes are integrated into every chapter to provide concrete frames of reference for educational concepts. Features of the text: Online Portfolio Activities connected to INTASC Standards encourage students to evaluate their own professional growth. Reflect On This contains realistic cases that provide additional opportunities for professional growth through decision making. Teaching in an Era of Reform frames a reform issue as it relates to chapter content and asks students to make a personal evaluation of its potential. Exploring Diversity helps beginning teachers understand different aspects of diversity and how they can address these differences in their teaching. The Changing Role of Teachers translates chapter topics into implications for teachers and teaching as education moves into the 21st century. Multimedia resources integrated into the text: Videos further extend the case studies as they present real-world classrooms, current issues, and research in the field. The Companion Website, www.prenhall.com/kauchak , provides an interactive environment for students and encourages them to use technology in meaningful ways.Paul D. Eggen is the author of 'Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional', published 2001 under ISBN 9780130108586 and ISBN 0130108588.