New Book Guides First-time Educators with Essential Tools

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Veteran teacher Ray M. Smythe hands the torch of knowledge to the next generation of teachers

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Teaching is an entirely noble job which requires immense discipline, patience and passion. An infamous librarian and museum director named John Cotton Dana once said “Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” This statement highlights the interlaced connection between learning and teaching. “So You Decided to Teach” is a handbook for first time teachers. Written by author Ray M. Smythe, this piece unveils a myriad of inspiration to all those who choose teaching as a vocation.

This book is, in itself, a teacher for teachers. Learning is continuous even for those who stand in front of the classroom. In this exciting book, first time educators will discover pieces of wisdom, hints and strategies on classroom management during a teacher’s first year. Strategically and creatively crafted in such a unique and efficient way wherein the teacher can easily find useful pieces of information without having to sort through the entire book, this literature is truly a boon to the education industry.

The broad range of topics varies. From discussing teaching methodologies and instructions, including the art of discussing grades with students, eclectic styles of teaching, strategies in gaining the pupil attention, and all the way into the more personal and transcendent aspects such as getting along with fellow faculty members, instilling values, motivation and serving as an inspiration to the students, this comprehensive tool is a beacon of light to all educators who shape the minds and future of the next generation.

So You Decided To Teach is currently featured at the 2012 Florida Library Association Book Exhibit in Orlando, Fla., on April 18 to April 20, 2012 (Year).

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About the Author
Ray M. Smythe taught middle school and high school history for 39 years and has lots of great little hints for new teachers. His strategies can be used for any subject and will help make a new teacher excited and inspired about their job. Smythe was named Teacher of the Year several times in his career and is an expert on how to have a successful teaching experience.

So You Decided To Teach * by Ray M. Smythe
A Handbook of Advice, Hints, Wisdom, and Strategies for First Time Teachers
Publication Date: October 27, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 148 pages; 978-1-4653-7119-5
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 148 pages; 978-1-4653-7120-1
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4653-7121-8

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