Valentin Voroshilov : Becoming a STEM teacher: a crash course for people entering the profession.

Becoming a STEM teacher: a crash course for people entering the profession.

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Education & Teaching, Politics & Current Events

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G. Polya, James M. Kauffman, Edward L. Vockell, Richard Feynman, Sergei Gessen

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I want to inform upfront all prospective readers that this book is NOT a textbook on teaching strategies, it does not offer instructions on how to develop a lesson plan, or how to compose a test, or how to talk to students or their parents.

Dear prospective reader, if you are looking for a textbook with a set of formal rules on how to become a professional teacher, this book is not for you (sorry about that); but (a) no one can become a professional teacher after reading just one book (or even a dozen books), and (b) you can easily find on the market a good standard textbook for prospective teachers – there are plenty of them.

The mission of this book is to help young or prospective STEM teachers to get in the right state of mind, which would:

(a) help them to get a better understanding of the complicated and constantly changing world of education;

(b) let them see clearly all important processes happening in that world and the reasons for those processes to be happening, and

(c) help them to make the right decision (a.k.a. choice) when something unpredictable happens and a regular textbook has no answer to a question: “What do I do now?”.

Some people call this state of mind “a teaching philosophy”.

I do not disagree with that, but I would like to note that an individual teaching philosophy does not ever come from reading a book, it develops over years of teaching practice and regular and deep reflection on that practice.

But a good book can help to jump start the process of the development such teaching philosophy, and I assure you – this is a good book!

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