The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-11-01
  • Publisher: Harry Wong
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Over 3 million copies have been sold of the preeminent book on classroom management and teaching for lesson achievement. The book walks a teacher, either novice or veteran, through the most effective ways to begin a school year and continue to become an effective teacher. This is the most basic book on how to teach. Every teacher and administrator needs to have a copy. The book is used in thousands of school districts, in over 65 countries, and in over 1000 college classrooms. It works and it's inspiring. Included in this 3rd edition is a free 38 minute Enhanced CD, Never Cease to Learn. This bonus CD features Harry Wong with a special introduction by Rosemary Wong. The motivational message delivered is one all educators must hear and see.

Table of Contents

A Magnificent Future Awaits You iv(1)
How to Change the Culture of Education v(1)
That Noble Title, Teacher vi(1)
Five Units at a Glance vii(3)
How to Use This Book x(2)
Why You Need This Book xii(2)
For Those Helping Teachers Become Effective Teachers xiv
A Basic Understandings -- The Teacher The successful teacher must know and practice the three characteristics of an effective teacher. 3(32)
1. Why You Need to Succeed on the First Days of School
2. What Is an Effective Teacher?
3. How You Can Be a Happy First-Year Teacher
4. How You Can Be an Effective Veteran Teacher
5. Why You Should Use Proven Research-Based Practices
B First Characteristic -- Positive Expectations The effective teacher has positive expectations for student success. 35(48)
6. Why Positive Expectations Are Important
7. How to Help All Students Succeed
8. How to Dress for Success
9. How to Invite Students to Learn
10. How to Increase Positive Student Behavior
C Second Characteristic -- Classroom Management The effective teacher is an extremely good classroom manager. 83(114)
11. How to Have a Well-Managed Classroom
12. How to Have Your Classroom Ready
13. How to Introduce Yourself to Your Class
14. How to Arrange and Assign Seating
15. How to Post Your Assignments
16. When and How to Take Roll
17. How to Maintain an Effective Grade Record Book
18. How to Have an Effective Discipline Plan Part 1: Rules
19. How to Have an Effective Discipline Plan Part 2: Consequences and Rewards
20. How to Have Students Follow Classroom Procedures
D Third Characteristic -- Lesson Mastery The effective teacher knows how to design lessons to help students reach mastery. 197(74)
21. How to Increase Student Learning and Achievement
22. How to Get Your Students to Do Their Assignments
23. How to Get Your Students to Pass Their Tests
24. How to Get Your Students to Work Cooperatively
E Future Understandings -- The Professional The teacher who constantly learns and grows becomes a professional educator. 271(42)
25. How to Achieve Happiness and Success as a Teacher
26. How You Can Become a Professional Educator
Epilogue 313(12)
Index 325

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