The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools and Activities for Meeting the Challenges of Each School Day, 3rd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118647416
  • ISBN-13: 9781118647417
  • DDC: 371.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 560 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This award-winning book for new teachers offers a wide variety of tested strategies, tools, and activities for creating a positive and dynamic learning environment while meeting the challenges of each school day. The new third edition is fully revised and updated to cover changes in K-12 education over the past five years as well as the basics of teaching and classroom management that have made it a trusted resource for new educators. Updates to the third edition include:  Becoming a culturally responsive educator Working with the Common Core State Standards Handling homework push-back from parents Creating a transparent classroom Making it safe for your students to take risks Teaching media literacy Teaching social responsibility Working as part of a Professional Learning Community (PLC)  Creating a culture of high performance in your classroom What to do if you get a poor evaluation  Changes in technology (including managing online student work; maintaining your class website/blog; online homework help; and social media guidelines for teachers) Also includes new help with "the basics," including what to expect during the first week/month/grading period; motivating students; troubleshooting classroom problems; new self-assessment quizzes; and how to stay inspired.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Jossey-Bass Teacher.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents at a Glance.
DVD Contents.
About the Author.
About This Survival Guide.
Half Title Page.
1: Assume Your Professional Responsibilities.
2: Know What It Means to Be a Twenty-First-Century Educator.
3: Develop the Practical Skills You'll Need to Manage a Classroom.
4: Collaborate with Others in Your School and Community.
5: Establish a Learning Community.
6: Begin a Successful School Term.
7: Develop Positive Classroom Relationships.
8: Promote Student Achievement.
9: Control Class Time.
10: Manage Your Classroom.
11: Motivate Students to Succeed.
12: Design and Deliver Effective Instruction.
13: Choose Appropriate Instructional Strategies and Resources.
14: Design Effective Instruction.
15: Deliver Engaging Instruction.
16: Meet the Needs of All of Your Students.
17: Assess Your Students' Progress.
18: Level the Playing Field by Covering Basic Skills.
19: Maintain an Orderly Environment.
20: Prevent Discipline Problems.
21: Manage Discipline Problems.
22: Learn to Solve Classroom Problems.
A Final Word.
How to Use the DVD.