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The First-year Teacher's Survival Guide

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-05-08
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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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.

Author Biography

Julia G. Thompson served as a classroom teacher for forty years; she currently works as a consultant and teacher trainer. Through her blog (juliagthompson.blogspot.com) and Twitter handle (@TeacherAdvice) she offers tips for teachers on a wide variety of topics. She can also be reached through her website (www.juliagthompson.com).

Table of Contents

I Learn the Skills Necessary to Become a Professional Educator

Section One: Begin Your Professional Growth 1

Section Two: Develop Professional Productivity Skills 31

Section Three: Collaborate with Colleagues in Your School Community 65

II Establish a Productive Classroom Environment

Section Four: Become a Capable Classroom Leader 81

Section Five: Start the School Year Productively 125

Section Six: Cultivate Positive Classroom Relationships 161

III Teach the Whole Child

Section Seven: Meet the Needs of All Students 201

Section Eight: Adapt Instruction through Differentiated Instruction 237

IV Use Effective Instructional Practices

Section Nine: Design and Deliver Effective Instruction 273

Section Ten: Measure Student Progress with Summative Assessments 329

V Create a Well-Managed Discipline Climate

Section Eleven: Policies, Procedures, and Rules: The Framework of Classroom Management 355

Section Twelve: Prevent or Minimize Discipline Problems 373

Section Thirteen: Handle Discipline Problems Effectively 395

Section Fourteen: How-to Quick Reference Guide to Common Classroom Discipline Problems 451

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