How Do I Teach... and Keep My Sanity?

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-09-01
  • Publisher: Pembroke Pub Ltd

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Presented as simple lists of common-sense ideas, practical, time-saving suggestions, and solutions to perennial problems, How do I teach ... and keep my sanity? is a comprehensive guide to smooth-running classrooms. It provides a variety of learning games, fun activities, and creative prompts along with tips to help teachers cope with marking demands, classroom organization issues, standardized testing, and much more.
Easy for teachers to use, the book includes ready-to-copy tip sheets to share with students on such topics as organizing notes, doing homework, getting teacher help, dealing with bullies, taking tests, and studying. Reproducible pages to involve parents in the classroom range from tutoring tips to a parent interest questionnaire.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Making the Moments Matterp. 7
Communicating with Students Wellp. 9
Building Rapport and Class Spirit to Lastp. 25
Dealing with Challenges in Peer Relationships: Group Work and Bullyingp. 41
Teaching Through Hooks, Games, and Funp. 51
Tapping into Creativity: Quick Activities, Assemblies, and Artp. 65
Promoting Efficient Classroom Practicep. 85
Drawing on Volunteer Strengthp. 109
Helping Students over the Hurdlesp. 123
Taking Care of Yourselfp. 133
Afterwordp. 141
Enjoying Impossible-to-Put-Down Booksp. 143
Reading Books That Turn On Even the Most Reluctant Readersp. 145
Indexp. 150
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