Classroom Teacher's Survival Guide

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Appropriate as a supplement in any general methods course. This practical guide was created to help alleviate the stresses and strains that are sometimes experienced by first-time teachers. Experienced teachers will also benefit from the smorgasbord of strategies and tips that are included for solving the everyday problems faced in organizing and managing the classroom, working with students and maintaining classroom control and interacting with parents and other adults in the school community. The book provides a range of practical options to be adapted by teachers to fit their unique classroom situations. These ideas and strategies are to be tested and modified to fit the grade level and specific needs of the user.

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Classroom Teacher's Survival Guide

Practical Strategies, Management Techniques, and Reproducibles for New and Experienced Teachers, Second Edition

Designed for both the new and experienced teacher, this fully updated second edition of the best-selling Classroom Teacher's Survival Guide offers a practical source of ready-to-use tips and strategies for solving the everyday problems teachers face while organizing and managing a classroom.

Replete with behavior management and assistive discipline strategies, this updated second edition includes tested suggestions, techniques, and reproducibles to help you save time and handle problems in scores of specific areas such as classroom routines, motivation, supplies, parent conferences, lesson plans, grading, conflict resolution, testing, team teaching, cooperative learning, homework, open houses, and many more.

Here is just a sampling of the topics and reproducibles you'll find in each section:

Create a Supportive Learning Environment: The First Day of School . . . Humor in the Classroom . . . Thirty Hot Tips for Managing Classroom Behavior.

Creating Successful Lessons: Lesson Plans . . . Twenty Tips for Closing a Lesson . . . Putting More Pizzazz in Your Presentation . . . Homework That Helps.

Alternatives to Lectures: Twenty-Two Tips for Asking Effective Questions . . . Journal Keeping . . . Field Trips . . . Videotaping.

Building a Learning Community: Twenty-Four Hot Tips for Working with Other Teachers . . . Guidelines for Collaborative Teams.

In Search of Educational Excellence: Twenty-Two Tips for Becoming an Effective Teacher . . . Why Teachers Fail

Effective Use of School Time: The Erosion of School Time . . . Block Scheduling . . . Eleven Tips on Minimizing Classroom Interruptions

Helpful Teaching Resources: The Internet as a Learning Resource . . . Tips on Getting Started on the Internet . . . Computer Software for Improving Teacher Productivity.

"Teachers will value his insights, his extremely useful resources, and his practical wisdom."
—Thomas R. McDaniel, senior vice president and professor of education, Converse College

"Provides common-sense suggestions for classroom management and instructional delivery, and offers a wealth of handout masters to get teachers off to a great start!"
—Jodi A. Lamb, Ph.D., director, staff development, School District of Manatee County

"I use the Survival Guide throughout the year as a reference tool and give it as a practical gift to my student teachers—they love it!"
—Elizabeth Eddy, National Board Certified Teacher, Westerville South High School

About the Author:

Ronald L. Partin, Ph.D., holds a doctorate in educational psychology and counseling and has more than thirty-five years' experience as an educator, scholar, counselor, consultant, and presenter. Partin is the author of The Social Studies Teachers' Book of Lists, 2nd Edition from Jossey-Bass.

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