The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools and Activities for Meeting the Challenges of Each School Day
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Thoroughly revised edition of the bestselling resource for new teachers—complete with discussion questions, downloadable handouts, and a staff development guideThis award-winning book gives beginning educators everything they need to survive and thrive in the classroom. The third edition covers new material including working as a part of a professional learning community (PLC), teaching media literacy and social responsibility, incorporating Common Core State Standards, handling "homework push-back" from parents, changes in classroom technology, techniques for motivating students, seeking feedback, and much more.

  • A fully revised edition of a trusted resource, offering solutions to challenges and typical scenarios encountered by new teachers
  • Bonus CD features downloadable versions of the book's checklists, forms, worksheets, and self-assessments
  • Includes Discussion Questions and a handy training guide for Professional Development providers
  • This popular resource offers teachers an essential guide for knowing what to expect when they begin their career and ideas for solving classroom problems.

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  • Bonus CD features downloadable versions of the book's checklists, forms, worksheets, and self-assessments
  • Includes Discussion Questions and a handy training guide for Professional Development providers
  • This popular resource offers teachers an essential guide for knowing what to expect when they begin their career and ideas for solving classroom problems.

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  • A fully revised edition of a trusted resource, offering solutions to challenges and typical scenarios encountered by new teachers
  • Bonus CD features downloadable versions of the book's checklists, forms, worksheets, and self-assessments
  • Includes Discussion Questions and a handy training guide for Professional Development...
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    I. Assume Your Professional Responsibilities

    Section One: Know What It Means to Be a Twenty-First-Century Educator  1

    Section Two: Develop the Practical Skills You’ll Need to Manage a Classroom 35

    Section Three: Collaborate with Others in Your School and Community 73

    II. Establish a Learning Community

    Section Four: Begin a Successful School Term  107

    Section Five: Develop Positive Classroom Relationships 139

    III. Promote Student Achievement

    Section Six: Control Class Time  175

    Section Seven: Manage Your Classroom  201

    Section Eight: Motivate Students to Succeed  221

    IV. Design and Deliver Effective Instruction

    Section Nine: Choose Appropriate Instructional Strategies and Resources  259

    Section Ten: Design Effective Instruction  279

    Section Eleven: Deliver Engaging Instruction  303

    Section Twelve: Meet the Needs of All of Your Students  331

    Section Thirteen: Assess Your Students’ Progress  365

    Section Fourteen: Level the Playing Field by Covering Basic Skills  401

    V. Maintain an Orderly Environment

    Section Fifteen: Prevent Discipline Problems  427

    Section Sixteen: Manage Discipline Problems  447

    Section Seventeen: Learn to Solve Classroom Problems  483

    DVD Contents  xv

    About the Author  xix

    Acknowledgments  xxi

    About This Survival Guide xxiii

    I Assume Your Professional Responsibilities

    Section One: Know What It Means to Be a Twenty-First-Century Educator  1

    The Challenges of Our Changing Profession  2

    You Can Manage Your Professional Challenges Successfully 3

    Professionalism: The Powerful Force Underlying Everything We Do  4

    Your Professional Responsibilities  5

    Developing a Refl ective Practice  9

    Teacher Worksheet 11: Template for Professional Self-Refl ection  11

    Teacher Worksheet 12: Characteristics of Successful Teachers  12

    Teacher Worksheet 13: Learning from Exemplary Teachers  13

    Learning from Role Models and Mentors  14

    Seeking Feedback on Your Professional Performance  15

    Teacher Worksheet 14: Making the Most of Peer Observations  16

    Using the Evaluation Process to Improve Your Teaching Skills  17

    Teacher Worksheet 15: How Observers Will Evaluate You  19

    Teacher Worksheet 16: Data Tracking Sheet  22

    Maintaining Sustained Professional Growth  25

    Teacher Worksheet 17: Are You in Charge of Your Career?  26

    Teacher Worksheet 18: Track Your Professional Goals  30

    Learning to Manage Your Stress  31

    Best Practices Checklist  32

    Time to Reflect: What It Means to Be a Twenty-First-Century Educator  33

    Section Two: Develop the Practical Skills You’ll Need to Manage a Classroom  35

    Arrange Your Own Work Area  35

    Become an Efficient Teacher  42

    Teacher Worksheet 21: Meet Your Classroom Priorities  44

    Teacher Worksheet 22: Teacher’s Daily To-Do List  47

    Teacher Worksheet 23: Checklist of a Teacher’s Weekly Reminders  49

    General Tips for Managing School Papers  50

    How to Organize and Manage Student Information 53

    How to Grade Papers Quickly  54

    Tips for Managing Electronic Files  56

    Tips for Managing E-Mail  56

    How to Maintain Your Class Web Page  57

    How to...