Classroom Teacher's Survival Guide: Practical Strategies,Management Techniques, and Reproducibles for New and Experienced Teachers (J-B Ed:Survival Guides) / Edition 1

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Overview

For the new or experienced teacher, here is repertoire of ready-to-use tips and strategies for solving the everyday problems you face in organizing and managing the classroom, working with students and maintaining classroom control, interacting with parents and other adults in the school community, and coping with the daily stresses of teaching.

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130844743
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/1999
  • Series: J-B Ed: Survival Guides Series , #1
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.32 (w) x 10.87 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

About This Book.
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.
Rules.
Hot Tips for Managing Classroom Behavior.
Potential Classroom Rewards.
Corporal Punishment.
The Teacher as a Skilled Helper.
Handouts.
CHAPTER 2: Creating Successful Lessons.
Lesson Plans.
Beginning a Class.
Action Verbs for Writing Instructional Objectives.
Hot Tips for Maintaining Interest.
Cardinal Rules for Effective Visuals.
Review Techniques.
Closing a Lesson.
Putting More Pizzazz in Your Presentations.
Homework That Helps.
Bulleting Boards.
Assessing Student Performance.
Handouts.
CHAPTER 3: Alternatives to Lecturing.
Hot Tips for Asking Effective Questions.
Question and Answer.
Brainstorming.
Brainwriting.
List Making.
Class Discussions.
Artwork.
Music.
Guided Imagery.
Journal Keeping.
Field Trips.
Guest Speakers/Panels.
Debates.
Films and Videos.
Slides.
Videotaping.
Dyadic Encounters.
Demonstrations.
Boardwork.
Action Research.
Interviews.
Construction.
Card Sorts.
Rating Scales/Questionnaires.
Oral Presentations.
Role Playing.
Dramatization.
Simulations/Games.
Cooperative Learning.
Handouts.
CHAPTER 4: Building a Learning Community.
Working With Other Teachers.
Guidelines for Collaborative Teams.
Working with Your Principal.
Improving Parent-Teacher Relations.
Parent Conferences.
The Successful Open House.
Substitutes.
Working with SupportStaff.
Working with Volunteers/Aides.
Handouts.
CHAPTER 5: In Search of Educational Excellence.
Becoming an Effective Teacher.
Effective Teacher Checklist.
Why Teachers Fail.
Effective Schools.
Professional Development.
Professional Organizations.
Educational Journals.
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.
Classroom Routines.
The Challenge of Paperwork.
Communications.
Teacher Time Log.
"To Do" List.
Assessing Student Time-on-Task.
Conquer Procrastination Now!
Scrounging for Supplies.
Student Help.
Handouts.
CHAPTER 7: Helpful Teaching Resources.
ERIC Clearinghouses.
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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2008

    Excellent choice for beginning teachers

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2005

    Best Practices for all teachers

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2003

    Great Resource

    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 class

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