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First-year teacher's survival kit : ready-to-use strategies, tools & activities for meeting the challenges of each school day
Thompson, Julia G.
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San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, [2002]

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xxiv, 472 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Your new vocation -- Develop your professional expertise -- Begin the school year with confidence -- Become a valuable team player -- Connect with your students -- Design effective instruction -- Deliver effective instruction -- Evaluate your students' progress -- Motivate your students to succeed -- Help your students become successful learners -- Make the most of your instructional time -- Classroom management through early intervention -- Handle behavior problems effectively -- Solutions for some widespread problems -- The diverse classroom -- Stress management for educators -- Appendix: Helpful resources for teachers.
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LB2844.1.N4 T52 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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This comprehensive resource gives new teachers a wide variety of tested strategies, activities and tools for creating a positive and dynamic learning environment while meeting the challenges of each school day. For easy use, it is organized into 16 sections covering everything from motivation, lesson planning and classroom management, to behavior problems, meeting each student's needs, and building strong professional relationships with students, staff, and parents.

Author Notes

Julia G. Thompson (B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) has taught various secondary courses in the public schools of Arizona, North Carolina, and Virginia for over 20 years, including geography, reading, home economics, math, history, special education, and graduate equivalency preparation. She is currently teaching English at Churchland High School in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Table of Contents

About This Kit
Section 1 Your New Vocation
Section 2 Develop Your Professional Expertise
Section 3 Begin the School Year with Confidence
Section 4 Become a Valuable Team Player
Section 5 Connect with Your Students
Section 6 Design Effective Instruction
Section 7 Deliver Effective Instruction
Section 8 Evaluate Your Students' Progress
Section 9 Motivate Your Students to Succeed
Section 10 Help Your Students Become Successful Learners
Section 11 Make the Most of Your Instructional Time
Section 12 Classroom Management Through Early Intervention
Section 13 Handle Behavior Problems Effectively
Section 14 Solutions for Some Widespread Problems
Section 15 The Diverse Classroom
Section 16 Stress Management for Educators
Appendix Helpful Resources for Teachers