The First-Year Teacher's Checklist A Quick Reference for Classroom Success

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-04-20
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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This easy-to-use reference-with hundreds of helpful, classroom-tested answers, ideas, techniques, and teaching tools-will help you on your way to a successful and productive school year. Designed to be flexible, the book offers a choice of ideas and approaches that best fit your classroom situation. Master teacher Julia Thompson shows you how to: Develop successful relationships with students, colleagues, administrators, and parents Manage professional responsibilities and develop career skills Create an orderly classroom where students are courteous and respectful Motivate students to become independent learners Use proven strategies to prevent misbehavior Design instruction that will appeal to every student Set up a classroom for maximum comfort and learning Thrive in the world of high-stakes testing

Author Biography

Julia G. Thompson has been a public school teacher for more than 25 years. An active speaker, consultant, and teacher trainer, she publishes a website (juliagthompson.com)?offering tips for teachers on a wide variety of topics. Thompson is the bestselling author of The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide and Discipline Survival Kit for the Secondary Teacher.

Table of Contents

Become A Professional Educator
Professional Development Begins with You
Be Guided by the Principles of Professionalism
What Is Expected of You
How to Take Charge of Your Career
Set Professional Goals with These Easy Steps
Develop a Professional Demeanor
Master These Important Workplace Skills
Manage Your Time Wisely with These Strategies
How to Use Best Practices in Your Classroom
Strategies to Help You Prepare to Be Evaluated
Learn to Weather Career Ups and Downs
How to Build Your Confidence
Reflection: The Key to Becoming a Successful Educator
Learn to Work with Other Educators
Schools Require Teamwork
Tips for Cultivating Professional Relationships
How to Fit In at School
Successful On-the-Job Communication Skills
Professional Courtesy
Suggestions for Working Well with Your Supervisors
Guidelines to Help You Develop Productive Relationships with Mentors
Work in Partnership with Substitute Teachers
Dealing with Difficult Colleagues
How to Deal with the Demands of Your Colleagues
Join Other Educators in Online Learning Communities
Create a Link between Home and School
The Benefits of a Positive Relationship with Parents and Guardians
Questions You Should Ask Your Students? Parents
What Parents Expect of Their Child's Teacher
Tips for Productive School-Home Relationships
How to Make Constructive Home Contacts
Strategies to Manage Formal Conferences Successfully
How to Handle Conflicts with Parents or Guardians
Courteous Interactions with non-Nuclear Families
How to Manage Student Information
Create A Positive Class Culture
Make Your Classroom a Productive Learning Environment
The Essentials of a Productive Learning Environment
The First Step: Evaluate the Room
Create a Safe Classroom
Arrange Your Classroom for Learning
Create Effective Seating Arrangements
Organize Your Own Work Area
Make Your Classroom Greener by Using Paper Wisely
Basic Teaching Supplies and Professional Documents
Create a Student-Centered Environment
Inexpensive Bulletin Board Ideas
Don't Just Decorate, Instruct!
Display Student Work
Forge Positive Relationships with Students
Characteristics of an Appropriate Teacher--Student Relationship
What Students Expect of You
The Greatest Gift: High Expectations
Tips to Help You Gather Information about Your Students
Respect Your Students? Dignity
Strategies to Help Students Who Are Reluctant Learners
Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs
Strategies to Help Students with Attention Deficit Disorders
Teach Good Citizenship
Strategies to Make Every Child Feel Valuable
Create Opportunities for Student Success
The Principles of Motivation
Positive Teacher Attitudes that Create Student Success
Questions to Provide Opportunities for Success
Questions to Provide Opportunities for Enjoyment
Questions to Provide Opportunities for Students to Feel a Sense of Belonging
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