The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide

Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools & Activities for Meeting the Challenges of Each School Day

Author: Julia G. Thompson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119470412

Category: Education

Page: 544

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Thoroughly revised edition of the bestselling resource for new teachers--complete with discussion questions, downloadable handouts, and a staff development guide This award-winning book gives beginning educators everything they need to survive and thrive in the classroom. The fourth edition covers new and updated material on: classroom management--including how to prevent or minimize disruptions, differentiated instruction, nurturing a growth mindset, how to develop and maintain positive relationships with students, and much more. A revised edition of a trusted resource, offering solutions to challenges and typical scenarios encountered by new teachers Downloadable versions of the book's checklists, forms, worksheets, and self-assessments are available online Includes Discussion Questions and a handy training guide for Professional Development providers This popular resource offers teachers an essential guide for knowing what to expect when they begin their career and ideas for solving classroom problems.

The First-Year Teacher's Checklist

A Quick Reference for Classroom Success

Author: Julia G. Thompson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470390042

Category: Education

Page: 202

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Covering a variety of must-have topics, this quick, concise, and easy-to-use guide gets beginning teachers on their way to a successful school year.

The Everything New Teacher Book

A Survival Guide for the First Year and Beyond

Author: Melissa Kelly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440500398

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Being a great teacher is more than lesson plans and seating charts. In this revised and expanded new edition of the classic bestseller, you learn what it takes to be the very best educator you can be, starting from day one in your new classroom! Filled with real-world life lessons from experienced teachers as well as practical tips and techniques, you'll gain the skill and confidence you need to create a successful learning environment for you and your students, including how to: Organize a classroom Create engaging lesson plans Set ground rules and use proper behavior management Deal with prejudice, controversy, and violence Work with colleagues and navigate the chain of command Incorporate mandatory test preparation within the curriculum Implement the latest educational theories In this book, veteran teacher Melissa Kelly provides you with the confidence you'll need to step into class and teach right from the start.

Making Your First Year a Success

A Classroom Survival Guide for Middle and High School Teachers

Author: Robert L. Wyatt III,J. Elaine White

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 151070101X

Category: Education

Page: 152

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You’ve completed the course work, student teaching, and interviewing. The job is yours. Now what? The first weeks and months of a new teaching position can be the most demanding of your entire career. In this new edition of their bestseller, veteran educators Robert L. Wyatt III and J. Elaine White share a combined 50 years of teaching experience as well as insight and advice from hundreds of teachers in the field they have personally trained. Comprehensive yet concise, Making Your First Year a Success is expressly tailored to assist secondary teachers. Updated topics in this thoroughly revised second edition include: • Integrating technology into classroom activities • Connecting lesson planning and standards • Incorporating differentiation into the secondary classroom • Dealing with stress and nurturing yourself emotionally and physically Whether starting fresh with your first group of students or revitalizing your commitment to the profession you entered many years ago, this handbook will easily become the well-worn reference you turn to again and again for quick tips, practical applications, and words of encouragement.

Discipline Survival Kit for the Secondary Teacher

Author: Julia G. Thompson

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780876284346

Category: Education

Page: 384

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This practical, hands-on resource is packed with tested tips, techniques, tools, and activities such as "27 Power-Packed Time-Management Tips for Students," "Monitoring On the Run: 20 Quick Techniques," "Missing Work Reminder List," and "50 Sponge Activities to Keep Students Engaged in Learning All Period Long." Includes over 50 ready-to-use-or-adapt forms, checklists and letters.

Your First Year As a High School Teacher

Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional

Author: Lynne Marie Rominger,Suzanne Packard Laughrea

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307561372

Category: Education

Page: 448

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Survive & Thrive in the Classroom From Day One! Teaching high school students is the toughest job you'll ever love. Of course, often it is an acquired love. You must learn to manage your students' education and play parent, counselor, police officer, and mentor. Wow! Now relax—it doesn't have to be overwhelming. With a little preparation you can ensure that you and your students get the most out of your time in the classroom and enjoy it! Full of real-world advice and answers for the complex issues facing today's high school teachers, this down-to-earth and witty book will teach you how to create an atmosphere of cooperation, learning, and respect within your classroom. Use this helpful guide as your personal mentor to achieve a successful and satisfying career as a high school teacher. Earn straight A's your first year by knowing how to: ·Create an attention-grabbing and interactive teaching environment ·Manage difficult students and unique teenage problems ·Communicate, educate, and have fun with your students ·Balance the demands of old-school administrators and pushy parents ·Fairly assess, grade, and evaluate students ·Develop effective and engrossing lesson plans "Straightforward, up-to-date, and engaging. I've seen a lot of resource books for new teachers, and this is the best of the bunch." —Wendell Geis, continuing education administrator, University of California, Davis From the Trade Paperback edition.

Your First Year

How to Survive and Thrive as a New Teacher

Author: Todd Whitaker,Madeline Whitaker,Katherine Whitaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317296850

Category: Education

Page: 134

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Learn all the essentials for making your first year of teaching a success! In this exciting new book, internationally renowned educator Todd Whitaker teams up with his daughters--Madeline, an elementary teacher, and Katherine, a secondary teacher--to share advice and inspiration. They offer step-by-step guidance to thriving in your new role and overcoming the challenges that many new teachers face. Topics include: Learning classroom management skills such as building relationships and maintaining high expectations and consistency Setting up your classroom and establishing procedures and rules Planning effective lessons and making your instructional time an engaging experience Managing your own emotions in the classroom and dealing effectively with misbehavior Working with peers, administrators, and parents to build support and foster collaboration The book is filled with specific examples and vignettes from elementary, middle, and high school classes, so you’ll gain helpful strategies no matter what grade level and subject area you teach. You’ll also find out how to make tweaks or hit the "reset" button when something isn’t going as planned. Things may not always go perfectly your first year, but the practical advice in this book will help you stay motivated on the path to success! Bonus: As you read the book, get even more out of it by discussing it with others. Free study guides for practicing teachers and student teachers are available as eResource downloads from our website (www.routledge.com/products/9781138126152).

Discipline Survival Guide for the Secondary Teacher

Author: Julia G. Thompson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470872949

Category: Education

Page: 416

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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.

The Biology Teacher's Survival Guide

Author: Michael F. Fleming

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490757694

Category: Science

Page: 366

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This unique resource is packed with novel and innovative ideas and activities you can put to use immediately to enliven and enrich your teaching of biology, streamline your classroom management, and free up your time to accomplish the many other tasks teachers constantly face. For easy use, materials are printed in a big 8 x 11 lay-flat binding that opens flat for photo-copying of evaluation forms and student activity sheets, and are organized into five distinct sections: 1. Innovative Classroom Techniques for the Teacher presents technique to help you stimulate active students participation in the learning process, including an alternative to written exams ways to increase student responses to questions and discussion topics a student study clinic mini-course extra credit projects a way to involve students in correcting their own tests and more. 2. Success-Directed Learning in the Classroom shows how you can easily make your students accountable for their own learning and eliminate your role of villain in the grading process. 3. General Classroom Management provides solutions to a variety of management issues, such as laboratory safety, the student opposed to dissection, student lateness to class, and the chronic discipline problem, as well as innovative ways to handle such topics as keeping current in subject-matter content, parent-teacher conferences, preventing burnout, and more. 4. An Inquiry Approach to Teaching details a very effective approach that allows the students to participate as real scientist in a classroom atmosphere of inquiry learn as opposed to lab manual cookbook learning. 5. Sponge Activities gives you 100 reproducible activities you can use at the beginning of, during, or at the end of class periods. These are presented in a variety of formats and cover a wide range of biology topics, including the cell classification .. plants animals protists the microphone systems of the body anatomy physiology genetics and health. And to help you quickly locate appropriate worksheets in Section 5, all 100 worksheets in the section are listed in alphabetical order in the Contents, from Algae (Worksheets 5-1) through Vitamins and Minerals (Worksheets 5-100). For the beginning teacher new to the classroom situation as well as the more wxperienced teacher who may want a new lease on teaching, Biology Teachers Survival Guide is designed ot bring fun, enjoyment, and profit to the teacher-student rapport that is called teaching.

1000 Best New Teacher Survival Secrets

Author: Kandace Martin,Kathy Brenny

Publisher: Sourcebooks

ISBN: 9781402205507

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Secrets for your first year and beyond Experienced educators Kathleen Brenny and Kandace Martin show you how to: --Effectively organize your classroom --34 secrets to surviving your first week --Prepare your students for standardized tests --Document progress and grading --Work effectively with ESL students --Understand the legal requirements of working with students with special needs --Survive parent-teacher conferences --Manage stress and stay healthy --Create a safe school environment for your students Covers important issues across all grade levels

The English Teacher's Survival Guide

Ready-To-Use Techniques and Materials for Grades 7-12

Author: Mary Lou Brandvik,Katherine S. McKnight

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118001370

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Problem-solving techniques for all aspects of the English teacher's job This unique time-saving book is packed with tested techniques and materials to assist new and experienced English teachers with virtually every phase of their job from lesson planning to effective discipline techniques. The book includes 175 easy-to-understand strategies, lessons, checklists, and forms for effective classroom management and over 50 reproducible samples teachers can adopt immediately for planning, evaluation, or assignments. It is filled with creative and functional ideas for reading response activities, writing assignments, group and individual projects, and speeches. Offers instructions for creating and implementing an effective classroom-wide behavior management program Shows how to practice the art of teaching English effectively and reduce time on labor intensive tasks Reveals how to work effectively with parents, colleagues, substitute teachers, administrators, and community resources The second edition includes coverage of technology in the classroom, advice for working with reluctant readers, a wealth of sample teaching units and more.

The First-Year Teacher

Be Prepared for Your Classroom

Author: Karen A. Bosch,Morghan E. Bosch

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 148337632X

Category: Education

Page: 192

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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

The New Teacher's Survival Guide to Behaviour

Author: Sue Roffey

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1849207445

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Standing in front of a class of students is challenging enough, but what if they just won’t behave? This book will tell you how to start off on the right foot as a new teacher, and how to look after yourself as well as your classes. Chapters will help you to build up your confidence and awareness, develop positive relationships with your students, create supportive bonds with colleagues, and manage disruptive, distressed and defiant students calmly.

The Drama Teacher's Survival Guide

A Complete Tool Kit for Theatre Arts

Author: Margaret Friedl Johnson

Publisher: Meriwether Pub

ISBN: 9781566081412

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Success assured -- for every show YOLI direct or produce! Written from 37 years of drama teaching experience, this book provides detailed, step-by-step information, examples and suggestions about how to direct a school drama program without mistakes, trouble or delay. The nineteen chapters cover everything: play selection, tryouts, rehearsals, costuming, props, lighting, publicity and final performance. To further clarify each step, examples are provided with illustrations, photos and proven ideas. Reproducible handouts and forms are also included together with a list of many additional resources. Whether you are a seasoned drama director or a beginner, you will find this book to be an invaluable aid. It will banish your stress and guarantee your success!

A First-year Teacher's Guidebook

An Educational Recipe Book for Success

Author: Bonnie Williamson,Marilyn Pribus,Kathy Hoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780937899397

Category: Education

Page: 185

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This manual presents a dynamic classroom management system that includes preparations for the first day, month, and year; information on teaching in rural, urban, and multicultural schools; dealing with stress, violence, and threats; using technology in the classroom; and much more. 100+ illustrations, 40 "Teacher Tips," and 250 "Tiny Gems of Wisdom."

The Beginning Teacher's Field Guide

Embarking on Your First Years

Author: Tina Boogren

Publisher: Solution Tree

ISBN: 9781945349560

Category: Education

Page: 160

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The joys and pains of starting a teaching career often go undiscussed. This field guide dives deep into the personal side of teaching, offering crucial advice, empathy, and new-teacher support. The author details six phases every new or first-year teacher goes through (anticipation, survival, disillusionment, rejuvenation, reflection, and second anticipation) and outlines targeted classroom strategies, teaching tips, and self-care practices for each. Transcend the emotional, mental, and physical problems teachers face in the classroom: Understand the feelings and teaching challenges of each phase during a beginning teacher's career. Practice self-care to combat beginning and first-year teacher stress and burnout; avoid the mental pitfalls that so often lead to teachers changing careers. Learn effective classroom-management strategies for new teachers and how to maintain positive relationships with students. Respond to prompts that will help you process and reflect on your first years' culmination. Utilize the prompts and journaling spaces throughout the book to reflect on your professional improvements and successes. Contents: Introduction: First Things First Chapter 1: The Anticipation Phase Chapter 2: The Survival Phase Chapter 3: The Disillusionment Phase Chapter 4: The Rejuvenation Phase Chapter 5: The Reflection Phase Chapter 6: The Second Anticipation Phase Appendix A: End-of-the-Year Activities Appendix B: Mementos Epilogue: The Year in Retrospect References and Resources Index

The New Teacher's Guide to Success

A Personalized Planning Guide for Beginning Teachers

Author: Mattew Haldeman

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 9781425803193

Category: Education

Page: 104

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Be well prepared to achieve success in your first few years of teaching! This resource guide is perfect for all grades and contains a wealth of useful ideas and strategies plus decision checklists and planning guides. Presented in an easy-to-use format, you'll find answers to questions about classroom management, homework, communicating with parents, and more! 104pp.

The Exceptional Teacher's Handbook

The First-Year Special Education Teacher s Guide to Success

Author: Carla F. Shelton,Alice B. Pollingue

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1629143065

Category: Education

Page: 240

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The first year in the career of a special education teacher is filled with expectation and promise. Addressing the most common needs of beginning special education teachers, The Exceptional Teacher's Handbook helps new educators move confidently from preplanning to post-planning for the entire school year. The authors present a step-by-step management approach complete with planning checklists and other ready-to-use forms within the context of IDEA 2004 and NCLB. Written from the perspective of a classroom teacher, this popular reference offers updates on: • Recognized disabilities • Best instructional practices for getting the most out of your students • Successful parent conferences • Effective plans for professional learning • Alternate assessments, emergencies in the school setting, education terminology, and more Actively address challenges and concerns with this one-stop handbook that will help smooth the transition from student teacher to professional educator.

Thriving As a New Teacher

Tools and Strategies for Your First Year

Author: John Eller,Sheila Eller

Publisher: Solution Tree

ISBN: 9781936764495

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Discover strategies and tools for new teacher success. In this user-friendly guide, the authors draw from best practice and their extensive experience to identify the necessary skills and characteristics to thrive as a new educator. Explore the six critical areas related to teaching that most impact new teachers and their students, from implementing effective assessments to working confidently and effectively with colleagues.