Ideas for creating an orderly classroom where learning can thrive This unique, hands-on book is packed with tested ideas and strategies to help you create a classroom environment where good conduct and high achievement are the norm and where students become self- motivated and take responsibility for their actions. The second edition is fully revised and updated to reflect changes in the past decade. Puts the focus on the teacher as a leader and coach who encourages students to buy into a classroom management approach Offers information about setting limits, safety issues, and protecting student's privacy Covers topics including technology; disruptions in the classroom form i-pods and cell phones; computers in the classroom; motivating, engaging, instructing students; and communicating with students and parents This must have resource offers a comprehensive and accessible guide to disciple in the school setting, complete with handy forms, checklists, and self-assessments.
Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools & Activities for Meeting the Challenges of Each School Day
Author: Julia G. Thompson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The Updated Fourth Edition of the Award-Winning Book that Offers Beginning Educators Everything They Need in Order to Survive and Thrive! Designed for new educators, this award-winning book covers the basic strategies, activities, and tools teachers need to know in order to succeed in the classroom. Now it its fourth edition, The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide contains new and updated material on essential topics including: classroom management (how to prevent or minimize disruptions), sustaining professional growth, differentiated instruction, nurturing a growth mindset, and much more. The fourth edition also offers downloadable forms and worksheets, and video instruction on key topics. In addition, this must-have guide: Offers ideas for dealing with homework and instructional concerns from parents and guardians Includes suggestions for helping new professionals maintain a successful work-life balance Contains guidelines to classroom technology and ideas for using digital tools to create engaging lessons Proposes proven strategies for forging positive, supportive relationships with students Presents recommendations for successfully managing the most common discipline problems This must-have guide is filled with the information and tips new teachers need in order to face classroom situations with confidence.
Features over 60 step-by-step procedures, checklists, and planning guides for supervisors, mentors, and all those engaged in in-service teacher training. NEW to this edition - updated coverage of standards - assessment - analyzing student work - cognitive coaching - and more...
So you've finished your teacher training and found yourself a job . . . the hard bit is over right? But, hold on, how do you actually survive your FIRST YEAR in teaching?! The NQT year is notoriously difficult and hard work. Challenges include meeting your new colleagues and making the right first impression, preparing and planning your lessons, managing the mountain of marking and most scary of all . . . being in charge of a whole class by yourself for the first time! But don't panic - help is at hand from expert teacher and education writer Sue Cowley. In this new edition of her bestselling book, she supports new teachers through the stresses and strains, and the highs and lows of their first year in teaching. She's there to guide you right from the start of day one, lesson one, with the acknowledgement that "your stomach feels like lead and your mouth feels as dry as the Sahara desert†?. She's there through each term advising on time-saving lesson plans, easy to implement behavior management tips and how to help children who have special educational needs. She's there right until the end of the year when she ensures that you feel triumphantly on top of report writing and your first parents' evening. All of her methods are tried-and-tested and real life case studies exemplify how (and how not) to put them in to practice. This new edition has been fully updated with new diagrams and checklists to boost your organisational and time management skills. It also includes refreshed and up-to-date case studies and extra examples for primary school teachers. Written in Sue Cowley's honest, accessible and down to earth style, How to Survive your First Year in Teaching is a must have for all new teachers embarking on their NQT year.
Make your first year—and every year—a success with this essential guide! As a new teacher, you can be completely overwhelmed-feeling lost and not knowing where to start when you receive the keys for the first time. The Organized Teacher's Guide to Your First Year of Teaching, Second Edition will be your guide during these first few days and weeks and put you on the road to success. Written by an award-winning author team, this practical guide will help you successfully navigate your new role. You’ll find a series of checklists, charts, and diagrams and guidelines you can use to organize your lessons, schedule, and classroom. There’s a ton of reproducible content in the book and an additional 50 pages of content can accessed online. This essential resource will help you thrive in your first year and beyond. The Organized Teacher's Guide to Your First Year of Teaching, Second Edition features: •All-in-one resource and checklist for teachers of grades K-6•Expert advice on organizing your classroom•Suggestions for planning lessons and creating schedules•Reproducible content (in the book and available online) ready for you to use•Charts, diagrams and checklists for organizing a new classroom•Tips on increasing productivity, and more
The survival guide for new teachers—now updated! Thousands of new teachers have relied on this practical resource, both early in their careers and during later transitions. Now in its fourth edition, this best-selling title is newly updated with chapters addressing classroom management, special education, inclusive classrooms and more. The First Year Teacher will help you Complete a successful job search and prepare for your new position Start the year strong with a 30-day learning plan that addresses instruction, assessment, and classroom management Co-teach in an inclusive classroom— particularly valuable for special education teachers Build essential skills in planning, managing time, and partnering with families
This updated edition presents critical information about teaching diverse learners, including brain-compatible teaching strategies, six signs of bias to avoid, how culture affects learning styles, and more.
Everything you need to know to run an organized and flourishing classroom, even if it is your first year teaching! The Organized Teacher has been a faithful companion for thousands of new and veteran teachers alike. It has helped instructors like you get along with a principal, arrange the desks in a room, organize a field trip, and much, much more. Now this classic bestseller has been revised with fresh ideas and boasts a helpful download bursting with printable checklists and templates. Inside you'll find: Reproducible pages ready for use, including charts, diagrams, guidelines, sample record pages, lesson plan sheets, and more Ideas for your classroom, including art projects and playground games More than 150 forms and checklists available for download New and improved ideas to make your classroom work efficiently