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Classrooms that Spark!: Recharge and Revive Your Teaching / Edition 2

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Overview

Guide for teachers to keep the fires of learning burning bright year after year

No matter how long they've been teaching all teachers need new ideas to keep their classrooms organized, their students engaged and motivated, and their lesson plans sharp. This second edition of the winner of the 2006 Teacher's Choice Award, offers invaluable guidance on major topics such as organization, student engagement, assessment, creating great lesson plans, teaching with technology, and classroom management and discipline.

  • Written by two compassionate veteran teachers
  • Contains more than 100 reproducible forms
  • Offers classroom tested organizing tips, lesson plans, and assessments
  • Includes suggestion for motivating students and ideas for motivating parents

This is the ultimate guide for teachers who want to maintain their passion for teaching.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470497272
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/8/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Emma S. McDonald and Dyan M. Hershman are veteran classroom teachers and founders of Inspiring Teachers. They are active educational consultants who mentor teachers around the world and lead workshops on various topics including classroom management and discipline, student motivation, the brain-based classroom, and new-teacher orientation and induction.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Acknowledgments.

About the Authors.

Section 1: Preparing for the Fire.

Chapter 1. Preparations: Organization and More.

Chapter 2. Creating a Balanced Classroom Environment.

Chapter 3. Revisiting Lesson Plans.

Chapter 4. Rethinking Assessment.

Section 2: Lighting the Fire.

Chapter 5. Great Beginnings.

Chapter 6. Learning-Centered Classrooms.

Chapter 7. Engaging Students in Learning.

Chapter 8. Making Connections: Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum.

Chapter 9. Recharging Your Math Lessons.

Section 3: Fanning the Flames.

Chapter 10. Snap, Crackle, Pop: Quick Tips for Motivating Students A-Z.

Chapter 11. Parents as Partners.

Chapter 12. The Professional Teacher.

Index.

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