This book features a hands-on approach with practical activities that build on theory taught in methods courses and can be used in the field with college supervisors to strengthen the link between theory and practice. The chapters move pre-service teachers through their practicum experiences sequentially, beginning with the question, "Why do you want to be a teacher?" then progressing to the creation of a portfolio, tips for the job search, and a checklist for setting up a first classroom. From the first steps of student teaching to acquiring a first teaching position, the Second Edition of Strategies for Successful Student Teachingprovides a comprehensive resource and guide for pre-service teachers beginning their student teaching or practicum experience. Strategies for Successful Student Teachingcan be used with A Handbook of Techniques and Strategies for Coaching Student Teachers, Second Edition,also written by Pelletier, for the teacher working with the student teacher at the school site or the university supervisor. Although each book is designed to stand alone, together these books create a powerful set of tools that will enhance a teacher education program, and provide a cohesive program that encourages communication, reflection, and practical activities. New to this Edition: "Discussing Professional Standards: Quality Conversations to Enhance Student Learning,"located at the beginning of every chapter, places Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards into the context in which they will be implemented. A PLANsection at the beginning of each chapter includes key areas to actively engage the reader and invite them to participate in creating a plan to read the chapter. INTASC Portfoliopreparation, consolidated into Chapter 10, makes it easier for students to find information about creating interview portfolios. REFLECTfeature at the end of each chapter, which revisits key questions in the chapter, has been updated to include Inquiry, Self-Reflection, and Critique. Expanded information in Chapter 7on special education and diverse learners, differentiated instruction, multiple intelligences, and brain-based learning processes. Additional information on Standards and Outcomesof student learning throughout the book. More secondary education exampleshave been included. Revised numberingof the ACT Processes makes items easier to find. Related title: A Handbook of Techniques and Strategies for Coaching Student Teachers, 2/e Carol Marra Pelletier Order No. 0-205-30361-7Pelletier, Carol Marra is the author of 'Strategies for Successful Student Teaching A Comprehensive Guide', published 2003 under ISBN 9780205396825 and ISBN 0205396828.