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Included are tested suggestions, techniques and reproducinles to help you save time and handle problems in scored 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.
And all of this useful material is organized into seven convenient sections and printed in a big spiral-bound format that folds flat for easy photocopying. Following is just a sampling of the topics and reproducibles you'll find in each section:
Creating a Supportive Learning Environment-The first day of school... Humor in the classroom... Rules... Hot tips for managing classroom behavior ...Potential classroom rewards... plus 20 reproducibles such as Student personal record, Problem behavior checklist and Documented interventions record sheet.
Creating Successful Lessons-Lesson plans... Beginning a Class... Tips for maintaining interest... Closing a lesson... Homework that helps... Bulletin Boards... Assessing student performance... and seven reproducibles like a Weekly assignment record.
Alternatives to Lecturing-Hot tips for asking effective questions... Questions & answers... Brainstorming... List making... Journal Keeping... Interviews... Debates... Role playing... Field trips... Oral presentations... and 19 other techniques plus a Field trip checklist, Team record, and other reproducibles
Building a Learning Community-Working with other teachers... Guidelines for collaborative teams... Improving Parent-teacher relations... Substitutes... plus ready-to-use handouts such as Parent survey, Parent conference record, and Team assessment form.
In Search of Educational Excellence-Becoming an effective teacher... Why teachers fail... Effective schools... Professional development... Stress & burnout in the classroom... Educational journals... including an Effective teacher checklist.
Effective Use of School Time-Tips on minimizing classroom interruptions... Teacher time robbers... Distributing & collecting materials... Regaining Students' attention... Paperwork... Assessing student time-on-task... Student help... plus 13 reproducibles such as School Interruption Survey, Teacher Time log and daily Things to do form.
Helpful Teaching Resources-ERIC clearinghouses... The internet as a learning resource: electronic mail, discussion groups, file transfer protocol... Computer software for improving teacher productivity... and Suppliers of instructional materials.
Compiled from hundreds of teachers over a period of 20 years, the ideas and techniques in the Classroom Teacher's Survival Guide give you an unparalleled collection of proven, practical options you can use as is or adapt to fit your own unique classroom situations.
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.