Offering a unique experience, "An Introduction to Education: Choosing Your Teaching Path," brings teaching to life by taking you into real schools to meet teachers and students. Go on a journey to help determine if teaching is for you, what kind of teacher you want to be, and determine what age students you would like to teach. Find Your Teaching Identity Gain insight about the responsibilities and opportunities involved in teaching at various levels identified by Grade Level Icons in each chapter. Answer reflective questions identified by Fingerprint Icons, considering chapter content and video on MyEducationLab to help reveal your teaching identity. "What Role Will Diversity Play in My Teaching Identity?" summarizes chapter content to show you how diversity influences classroom practice. Focus Schools, Teachers, and Students Explore Four Focus Schools representing rural areas, suburbs, and cities. Watch videos on MyEducationLab to hear administrators and principals discuss their schools and take you on a tour of their facilities. Get to know Ten Focus Teachers -- their classroom demeanor, areas of expertise, teaching styles, attitudes regarding the teaching profession, and dispositions toward children and adolescents. Enter the lives of Twelve Focus Students who represent the diverse students of today's classrooms and see how they interact with family, teachers, and peers. Your Career. Your Future. MyEduationLab MyEducationLab is a research-based learning tool that brings teaching in today's classrooms to life. Through authentic in-classroom video and artifacts, research articles and more MyEducationLabprepares you for your teaching career. Look for the www.myeducationlab.com logo in the margins of the text and follow the simple instructions to access. MyEducationLab for this text includes: - "Homework & Exercises" assignments to help you extend what you are learning. Links to these assignments are found at the end of the chapter through the following features: "Writing My Own Story," and "What's My Disposition," - "Choosing Your Teaching Path, "a section that takes you from the book to the videos that highlight our focus schools, teachers, and students. - "Virtual Field Experience," a section that offers additional information and activities about the students in the book and in the video. Read what reviewers have to say. . . . ""The strength is that no doubt the author's heart lies in this subject matter. The material is fresh, emotional, and honest. This was especially true in the sections dealing with exceptionality. I absolutely loved the vignette/poem about the student with Down syndrome. Amazing!"" Corey M. Hall, Florida Community College, Jacksonville ""The book provides the reader with a superb bridge between theory and practice. It is very clear that the author considered a balanced approach between providing students with a rich and straightforward content and providing them with real life scenarios and reflective activities. The book's presentation is unique in the way it balances theory and practice."" Adel Al-Bataineh, Illinois State University ""The author effectively involves the reader with the text. She does this with the tone of writing as well as with the pedagogical features throughout the chapter. There is good variety among the features, which call for differenttypes of thinking on the part of the student. The end of chapter activities are particularly interesting."" Anna Lowe, Loyola UniversityPowell, Sara Davis is the author of 'Introduction to Education: Choosing Your Teaching Path', published 2008 under ISBN 9780131192522 and ISBN 0131192523.