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CHAPTER 1: Creating a Supportive Learning Environment.
The First Day of School.
First Day of School Checklist.
Creating an Inviting School Climate.
Humor in the Classroom.
Seeking Student Feedback.
Hot Tips for Managing Classroom Behavior.
Potential Classroom Rewards.
The Teacher as a Skilled Helper.
CHAPTER 2: Creating Successful Lessons.
Beginning a Class.
Action Verbs for Writing Instructional Objectives.
Hot Tips for Maintaining Interest.
Cardinal Rules for Effective Visuals.
Closing a Lesson.
Putting More Pizzazz in Your Presentations.
Homework That Helps.
Assessing Student Performance.
CHAPTER 3: Alternatives to Lecturing.
Hot Tips for Asking Effective Questions.
Question and Answer.
Films and Videos.
CHAPTER 4: Building a Learning Community.
Working With Other Teachers.
Guidelines for Collaborative Teams.
Working with Your Principal.
Improving Parent-Teacher Relations.
The Successful Open House.
Working with Support Staff.
Working with Volunteers/Aides.
CHAPTER 5: In Search of Educational Excellence.
Becoming an Effective Teacher.
Effective Teacher Checklist.>
Why Teachers Fail.
Stress and Burnout in the Classroom.
CHAPTER 6: Effective Use of School Time
The Erosion of School Time.
Prisoners of Time.
Tips on Minimizing Classroom Interruptions.
Teacher Time Robbers.
The Challenge of Paperwork.
Teacher Time Log.
"To Do" List.
Assessing Student Time-on-Task.
Conquer Procrastination Now!
Scrounging for Supplies.
CHAPTER 7: Helpful Teaching Resources.
The Internet as a Learning Resource.
Sources of Educational Computer Software.
Computer Software for Improving Teacher Productivity.
Sources of Rubber Stamps.
Suppliers of Instructional Materials.
Posted June 5, 2008
This valuable resource is a must for beginning teachers. It has many valuable time savers, practical ideas, and sound advice. Wish I had had it earlier in the year. I'll use often next year. Highly recommend it to student teachers or any new teachers.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 18, 2005
Easy to read with many bulleted points, this book is helpful to first-year teachers as well as those who have been teaching for longer. I find that every now and then I need to look at something new to re-energize myself for better planning and more effective teaching. This book does that. It offers best practices in behavior management, time management, lesson planning, effective teaching, and assessment. It also contains helpful lists of professional organizations, professional journals, computer software sources, and instructional materials suppliers. While other authors spend so much time focusing on procedures, this author gives you helpful procedural information but focuses on explaining how you can build relationships with students and make learning an active endeavor. He even encourages you to smile while you're doing it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 10, 2003
I enjoyed this book very much. It will be a great resource in the classroom. However, the author review says it comes in a big spiral bound book and it is paper back. I will still use it in the classWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.