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

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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by Ronald L. Partin
     
 

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

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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
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Series:
J-B Ed: Survival Guides Series, #1
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.32(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range:
5 - 17 Years

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 Support Staff.

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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