Your First Year

How to Survive and Thrive as a New Teacher

Author: Todd Whitaker,Madeline Whitaker,Katherine Whitaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317296869

Category: Education

Page: 120

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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).

How to Survive Your First Year in Teaching 2nd Edition

Author: Sue Cowley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 184706471X

Category: Education

Page: 192

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The new edition of this successful book offers practical advice for trainee teachers, NQTs and others new to the profession. It is designed to help them survive and enjoy the diffifcult first year as a teacher. Written in Sue Cowley's honest and down-to-earth style, the book uses real situations and experiences to tell it like it is.

How to Survive Your First Year in Teaching

Author: Sue Cowley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441169202

Category: Education

Page: 208

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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.

Your First Year as Principal

Everything You Need to Know that They Don't Teach You in School

Author: Tena Green

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601386249

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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As you sit at your desk behind the door ominously marked âeoePrincipalâe(tm)s Office,âe you are suddenly struck with a feeling of terror; what have you gotten yourself into? Being a principal is a difficult job filled with great responsibility and stress. Before you panic, you should know that most principals survive the first year. However, Your First Year as a Principal will help make the first year easier, providing you with all the information you did not learn in school. With the help of this extensively researched book, first-year principals will learn how to step out from behind the previous principalâe(tm)s shadow, how to make changes without changing too much too soon, and how to deal with teachers, parents, and students. You will also learn how to handle the stresses of the job, how to find a mentor, and how to plan for public relations. You will learn about the common mistakes first-year principals make and how to avoid them. You will learn about all of the duties that fall on your shoulders and how to handle that responsibility. You will also learn how to build strong relationships with teachers and staff, how to pick your battles, how to handle bullying in your school, how to boost staff morale, how to discipline students, and how to deal with conflicts. Ultimately, you will clearly understand what comes with being a principal. You will be able to clarify and define your roles, expectations, and responsibilities. Novice and veteran principals alike, who have all previously been in your position, offer their advice and tips on surviving your first year and excelling beyond. Also included are from-the-headlines blurbs to help you handle recent education policy changes. Whether you are the principal of a small, large, public, private, charter, urban, rural, or suburban school, Your First Year as a Principal will be an indispensable companion. With the help of this book, not only will you survive, you will also enthusiastically look forward to your sophomore year. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

The Skinny on Your First Year in College

Author: Sean Heffron

Publisher: RAND Media Co

ISBN: 0984441832

Category: Education

Page: 264

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When you arrive on campus, spread out in front of you are literally thousands of new things to learn. For most students, it takes months to discover how to successfully navigate in their new environment. Nine months, in fact. September to May: Freshman Year. Now you can have the answers that all freshmen wish they had from the beginning, and you can have them in about an hour. The Skinny on Your First Year in College follows a college freshmen through a series of obstacles - some he was prepared for, others he was not. Navigating the challenges of college becomes difficult as he watchs how other freshmen try to handle the stress of this new enviroment, but understanding is just outside his window.

Your First Year of Marriage

Author: Curtis Pesmen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684802465

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 249

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Offers newlyweds advice and revealing stories--based on interviews with newlyweds and the insights of experts--on such subjects as opening a joint checking account, fitting friends into married life, and dealing with in-laws. Original. 40,000 first printing.

Making Your First Year a Success

A Classroom Survival Guide for Middle and High School Teachers

Author: Robert L. Wyatt,J. Elaine White

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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.

Your First Year of College

From Classroom to Dorm Room

Author: Maria DaSilva-Gordon

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781448800735

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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A guide to help students succeed during the first year of college, covering topics such as academics, extracurricular activities, living arrangements, health, money management, and the temptations of sex, drugs, and drinking.

It's Your First Year Teaching, But You Don't Have to Act Like It

Author: Bob Kitchen

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1417503742

Category: Education

Page: 130

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It's Your First Year Teaching, But You Don't Have to Act Like It is for anyone who is either studying to be a teacher or who has recently entered the teaching profession. This book includes sections on: How to find a job, How to prepare for the job, What to do and say on your first day, How to handle various discipline situations that may arise throughout the first year. Any prospective teacher who reads this book will reap immediate benefits. Whether it is during the job search, the planning stage, the first day in the classroom, or the first year as a whole, Kitchen offers practical, humorous, and motivational advice that prospective teachers can use to help them survive their first year.

Your First Year in Sales, 2nd Edition

Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional

Author: Tim Connor

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780307589569

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Real Solutions and Advice from the Sales Trenches Why did you choose sales as a career? In a word, money! Your new profession has the potential to be both financially rewarding and personally satisfying. But let's face it: Your first year in sales will likely be your most challenging. So, is it possible to enjoy your new career and be a successful salesperson from day one? The answer is yes. In this revised and updated edition of Your First Year in Sales, professional speaker and sales veteran Tim Connor offers simple, proven strategies to overcome those first-year obstacles and position yourself for lifelong success. You'll find savvy, step-by-step techniques for learning how your skills and talents—your motivation, strengths, willingness to sacrifice, and expectations—can put you on the fast track to being a sales leader. Be your best from your first sales call by knowing how to: - Adopt an attitude for sales success and present yourself as wise beyond your years. - Achieve financial results—immediately. - Use new technology and social networking to your best possible advantage. NEW! - Set—and reach—important career goals. - Overcome adversity, especially during tight economic times. NEW! - Create and maintain professional sales relationships. - Obtain an early balance between your life and your career. - And so much more! With quizzes, strategies, and resources, and more, this informative, inspirational, and motivational book is your personal mentor, guiding you toward a rewarding sales career. “Tim Connor is a mater salesman—no one is more qualified to share wisdom on selling.” —Charlie “Tremendous” Jones, full-time speaker, trainer, and bestselling author

Your First Year As a Nurse, Second Edition

Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional

Author: Donna Cardillo, R.N.

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0307591751

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Survive and Thrive as a Nurse in Today's New Health-Services Landscape Welcome to the compassionate and caring world of nursing! You are entering a profession that offers great rewards and endless opportunities. But you must prepare for the challenges ahead and do everything you can to ensure that you experience the best that nursing has to offer. Get off to the right start in your new profession by learning how to: • Find the job that's perfect for you • Create your own patient-centered style of nursing • Develop positive relationships with doctors, patients, and other nurses • Stay positive, deal with conflict and adversity, and avoid burnout • Network, enhance your education and career, and become a leader And NEW! to this revised edition: • Invaluable information about nursing licensure, including an extensive FAQ section • Discussion of professional issues related to standards of care, nursing ethics, and health-care reimbursement • Job-hunting challenges and solutions • Solutions for handling quandaries such as delayed career start, nontraditional practice, and more • Trends and opportunities for the future of nursing • A special section for second-career nurses

Your First Year in Real Estate

Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional

Author: Dirk Zeller

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 030749893X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Classic Insight into Building a Fabulous Career in Real Estate Welcome to the world of real estate sales! Now, you control your destiny. A career in real estate offers endless opportunities, the freedom of flexible hours, and the potential to earn fabulous amounts of money. But to reach your goals you need to be prepared. Before you dive in, you must learn everything you can and discover the edge that will take you to the top. Inside, experienced and top-notch real estate professional Dirk Zeller presents the secrets to success that will allow you to excel from day one. Full of practical answers and step-by-step solutions to the field's most common obstacles and challenges, Your First Year in Real Estate will help you build a solid foundation for a lifetime of real estate success. Be a real estate champion from day one by knowing how to: ·Select the right company and get off to the right start ·Develop valubable mentor and client relationships ·Master your sales skills ·Achieve the financial results you desire ·Set—and reach—important career goals "Dirk Zeller's approach is brilliant! He gives the best basic marketing techniques to his students. I applaud this book." —Bonnie S. Mays, vice president, Reality World America, and executive director, Reality World Academy "Follow the advice in this book and you will join the growing list of real estate professionals who call Dirk Zeller their mentor!" —Rick DeLuca, nationally recognized real estate speaker From the Trade Paperback edition.

How to Be Successful in Your First Year of Teaching College

Everything You Need to Know That They Don't Teach You in School

Author: Terry Webster

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601382197

Category: Education

Page: 312

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With the help of this book you can achieve not only your perfect first day, but a successful and productive first year as well. You will learn to take control of your classroom and provide students with a fun and effective setting in which they can actively succeed in your class and beyond. This extensively researched book begins by offering information on how to find the perfect college teaching position. You are provided with valuable information on the different types of academic positions available, from teaching assistant to tenure and on how to search for these positions. You will learn about how the position you chose will affect your family and personal life, what to look for in a benefits package, and what benefits different types of colleges can provide. Important information that you need to know before accepting a position will be provided to you. A complete overview of understanding faculty contracts and faculty unions is included as well as an introduction to the academic environment that will surround you as you begin your new career as a college instructor. Once you have accepted your new position, the book prepares you for that first day of class. You learn how to structure your course, select textbooks, design and implement your syllabus, establish classroom policies, and interpret university policies on grading, student evaluation, plagiarism, and other grievances. Most new college instructors spend months worrying about how to break the ice during the first week of class. Helpful ideas for winning over your new students are provided as well as tips for making lasting first impressions. First-year teachers will benefit from the discussion on the three stages of teaching a lesson as well as tips for keeping students interested during lectures, the pros and cons of using discussion groups in the classroom, and how to use small groups as an alternative approach to traditional instruction. Most importantly, a complete chapter has been included on relating and getting to know your new set of students. College students in the 21st century are a diverse group. It is important to understand what life is like for today's college student and how these students think and learn in order to effectively do their job. Even more complicated can be trying to keep up with the fast paced technology that students today are accustomed to. An important chapter on teaching in the digital age will provide valuable information on online courses, using technology in the classroom, and e-mail protocol. In the appendices, new college instructors will find a complete overview of academic terminology and a sample syllabus, lecture outline, and course design. Helpful case studies by second-year and veteran college instructors provide insider strategies and proven techniques for surviving your first year as a college instructor.

How to Be Successful in Your First Year of Teaching Middle School

Everything You Need to Know That They Don't Teach You in School

Author: Mary Ellen Griffith,Anne B. Kocsis

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383363

Category: Education

Page: 336

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This heavily researched, detailed book will help first-year middle school teachers learn how to handle supplies, planning, parents, overcrowded classrooms, the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, piles of paperwork, money shortages due to budget cuts, negativity from pubescent students and other staff members, at-risk students, students who are capable but choose not to work, and special needs students. You will learn how to ask principals and administrators for help, memorize names quickly, create seating charts, write lesson plans, follow a daily routine, help struggling readers, gain respect, find a mentor, develop and implement a grading system, discipline students who feel they are more mature than they are, create assessments, find free things for teachers online, and build your confidence. The most important thing of all, you will learn how to deal with the rapidly changing emotions and hormones of new teenagers and middle school age students.

How to be Successful in Your First Year of Teaching Elementary School

Everything You Need to Know that They Don't Teach You in School

Author: Tena Green

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383371

Category: Education

Page: 312

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The early years of any student s life, those first elementary school years, can be incredibly overwhelming and stressful, resulting in a slew of emotional, behavioral, and study problems that they rely on their teacher to help overcome. As a first year elementary school teacher, your role is more than just knowledgeable teacher; it is to become a mentor, a friend, and an older figure for young children to look up to. This can be overwhelming, and along with all of the other issues that face first year teachers, it can result in high turnover rates and problematic issues. This thorough, well research book has everything first-year teachers in elementary school need to learn how to deal with including supplies, planning, parents, overcrowded classrooms, the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, piles of paperwork, money shortages due to budget cuts, negativity from students and other staff members, at-risk students, students who are capable but choose not to work, and special needs students. You will learn how to ask principals and administrators for help, how to memorize names quickly, how to create seating charts, how to write lesson plans, how to follow a daily routine, how to help struggling readers, how to gain respect, how to get a mentor, how to develop and implement a grading system, how to discipline students, how to create assessments, how to find free things for teachers, and how to build your confidence. And of course, as a first year teacher to students learning how to interact with the world, you will learn how to converse with them on a mature level and help them overcome stresses and problems that they may face in life at school and at home. Also, you will read about where to go for support, the reality of spending your own money on classroom supplies, mandated tests, technology solutions, and behavior management skills. We spent countless hours interviewing second year teachers, as well as veteran teachers, and have provided you with their proven techniques and strategies for surviving your first year as a teacher. This book will provide everything you need to effectively start teaching students that need a mentor, a teacher, and a friend at a young age and prepare you for your second year as you start becoming the inspiring force you always dreamed of being. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

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.

Acing Your First Year of Law School

The Ten Steps to Success You Won't Learn in Class, 2nd Ed.

Author: Shana Connell Noyes,Henry S. Noyes

Publisher: William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

ISBN: 0837714109

Category: Law

Page: 150

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First published in 1999, Acing Your First Year of Law School has become one of the bestselling law school preparation books of all time. Every law student will tell you that the first year is the most important and the most frustrating. Law professors do not teach students the law, instead they leave students on their own to figure out the "answer" from a series of questions. This is a manual that teaches first year law students the ten basic skills they need to know to start learning their first day and ace their first year. The Second Edition has been updated to reflect the best use of technology. It includes a Preface that addresses the Socratic Method and how to beat it. It also includes an Epilogue that focuses on tasks that are necessary to ensure a successful transition from the first to the second semester.

Your First Year in Real Estate, 2nd Ed.

Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional

Author: Dirk Zeller

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 9780307717658

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Newly Expanded with More Expert Advice to Help You Build a Winning Real Estate Career Welcome to the world of real estate sales, and the start of an exciting new career! Your destiny is now in your hands. Along with endless opportunities, flexible hours, and the freedom to chart your own path, you also have the potential to earn fabulous amounts of money. All you need for total success is preparation. Revised and expanded, Your First Year in Real Estate contains the essential knowledge you need to start off right in today’s vastly changed real estate market, avoid common first-year missteps, and get the inside edge that will take you to the top. Real estate expert Dirk Zeller has compiled the industry’s proven secrets and strategies that will enable novice agents to hit the ground running and excel from day one. You’ll get the insider’s guide to: • Selecting the right company • Developing valuable mentor and client relationships • Using the Internet and social networking to stay ahead of the competition (NEW!) • Setting—and reaching— essential career goals • Staying on top in today’s challenging real estate climate (NEW!) • And so much more. Concise and thorough, Your First Year in Real Estate is like having the top coach right by your side. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Your First Year As an Elementary School Teacher

Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional

Author: Lynne Marie Rominger,Karen Heisinger,Natalie Elkin

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307758532

Category: Education

Page: 400

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Real Solutions and Advice from the Teaching Trenches Many begin teaching because of a desire to make a difference. But faced with everyday challenges of the classroom, this idealism is often lost. The fact is, teaching is not easy. While there are many personal rewards, teachers must satisfy many constituencies, including students, parents, and administrators. But by being prepared and organized, you can ensure that your first year is fulfilling and productive for both you and your students. Your First Year as an Elementary School Teacher provides practical solutions to the most common and difficult issues of teaching. Inside is everything you need to know to create an atmosphere of cooperation, learning, and respect within your classroom. Use this helpful book as your mentor and enjoy your first year as a teacher. Have a successful first year by knowing how to: ·Reach, teach, and have fun with your students ·Create an interesting and interactive classroom environment ·Manage and find new ways to help difficult students ·Develop positive relationships with parents and administrators ·Organize your day to stay on top of the curriculum and grading ·Develop effective and engaging lesson plans "This complete book is the first thing principals should hand to their new teachers. It has it all!— Angela Kleinberg, reading specialist, Washington School From the Trade Paperback edition.