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So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher? A Handbook of Teacher Tips for Successfully Completing the NBPTS Certification, Revised, Expanded & Updated Edition 2nd Revised & Enlarged Edition
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"So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher?" is a no-nonsense, lean and to-the-point handbook that is none of the above.
While the familiar NBPTS helps are discussed, the book also includes a very helpful self-test on potential candidate readiness. It also has an invaluable list of so-called 'buzzwords' to include when writing entries--many I had not considered.
The premise of the book is "it's all in how you write it", and the emphasis is on keying in on core content, NBPTS buzzwords, organization, etc. While little of the information is profound or revolutionary, much of it is stuff I just wouldn't have thought of--and this is the strength of the book.
All in all, the book is worth the price. The author writes in a conversational style, and not like other authors who seem to talk down to the rest of us. The 'tips 'n tidbits', and check boxes are really concise and helpful. So are the many websites for assistance.
The work is attractively packaged, and organized for quick reference. The most helpful part, I repeat, is that lengthy list of 'buzzwords'. I am convinced Parks is right--the way your entries are presented is the key.
I would think any certification area could benefit from the advice and information in this handbook. I'll let you know next year if I do!
I addressed every instructional component, remaining mindful that how I answered each question should reflect linkage with the standards. I thank the Lord that I found this book, and that I bought it! I wished that I would've had it 3 years ago. Thanx so much from a Louisiana Lady!
This little book possesses a vast amount of pertinent information that promotes completion of certification in a timely and efficient manner. The "tips" are precise, and written in a manner easily understandable and adaptable. For candidates seriously pursuing National Board Certification, this book is a must read!
After 30 years at IBM, I decided the best way to give back would be to teach. I just finished my first year as a second grade teacher and plan to apply for NBCT as soon as I'm eligible in June 2008. (Old broads can't afford to waste time :-) I'm planning to use this book over the next 24 months to help me prepare for the NBPTS process. Thanks!
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This is based on the old component specifications. It will only muddy your understanding of what is precisely needed for your submissions, there are some helpful tips, but I have... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Eileen R.
A great resource for anyone doing their Boards under the old system. I passed my 1st time.Published 9 months ago by Jolene
this is just filler. there is nothing you need, especially since requirements for submittal changed this year. There are other books that are good.Published on June 21, 2013 by Richard
This book is a great reference for anyone seeking National Board certification. It gives little hints that will boost your scores. Great addition to havePublished on January 21, 2012 by Jordana Gheraibeh
Starting National Boards? Confused as to what the entire process will require? Want a quick, short, easy read that will help you visualize the entire process easily and quickly? Read morePublished on November 21, 2010 by LA Runner
I have been looking for books that actually give a deep understanding of what is required to become a National Board Certified. Read morePublished on September 28, 2009 by Shalizeh
NOTE: Review submitted by me for Ms. Haines.
I made it with room to spare. Thanks so much for this book. We're using it in out district.
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