Everything but Teaching: Planning, Paperwork, and Processing

Everything but Teaching: Planning, Paperwork, and Processing

by Stephen J. Valentine
     
 

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Learn the 7 Imperatives for managing the "other" work of a teacher!

Every teacher knows that what happens before and after class is as important as what happens during class. This accessible resource gives all teachers indispensable tips for managing professional priorities outside the classroom and saving energy for the most essential part of their work:

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Learn the 7 Imperatives for managing the "other" work of a teacher!

Every teacher knows that what happens before and after class is as important as what happens during class. This accessible resource gives all teachers indispensable tips for managing professional priorities outside the classroom and saving energy for the most essential part of their work: teaching students.

Real-life vignettes, planning sheets, and other templates illustrate how to master the multitasking demands of the teaching life, including:

Planning time wisely

Tailoring grading practices to provide clear feedback

Holding productive meetings with students, parents, and colleagues

Keeping and using records effectively

Corresponding with grace, tact, and detail

Processing information and refining procedures

Embracing new professional learning opportunities

Editorial Reviews

Loukea N. Kovanis-Wilson
"The most compelling line in the book is 'I teach kids,' not books or concepts. Regardless of the subject, we all teach kids, and sometimes we can lose sight of that. The book focuses on how to not let extrinsic factors get in the way of our goal."
Ronald W. Poplau
"This topic is of vital interest to beginning teachers. The use of time, the demands of time, the changing nature of teaching, the explosion of knowledge, technology: all will be growing in the coming years."
Jude A. Huntz
“Teachers who know how valuable their time is will love this book. Managing these duties will lead to a more successful classroom not only for the teacher, but also for the students.”
Kate Kinnan
“This book makes an incredible contribution to the field. It helps readers not only gain insights and resources into how to be better teachers, but also encourages us because we wear so many hats.”
Edward Hallowell
"Once in a while, you read a book that absolutely nails it. Stephen Valentine knows teaching through and through. He is filled with a passion for his field. Here he packs into a short space a huge message. I urge anyone who cares about schools, students, learning, or teaching to read this gem of a book."
Patrick F. Bassett
"I wish I had had Stephen Valentine’s wisdom, or at least his book, forty years ago when I first started teaching. With moving anecdotes, pragmatic examples, and incisive observations, thisis the teacher’s version of the Boy Scout Handbook, the guide you need to march through the forest of teaching purposefully, without getting lost or sidetracked. Valentinedemonstrates that routine but necessary tasks outside of the classroom (meetings, conferences, planning, professional development, record-keeping, grading, etc.) can not only be well-managed but actually contribute to a teacher's effectiveness."
Robert Evans
"A practical, plain-spoken primer full of concrete advice for harried, hurried teachers. Stephen Valentine offers down-to-earth prescriptions to help teachers focus their energies, refresh their skills, and renew their commitment."
Christina Gordon
"A refreshing insight into modern day and future education that provides a practical outlook for the teachers who hope to keep pace with education's ever-changing scenario. Valentine suggests practices that save time and promote organization so that we may indeed teach!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781629146669
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
09/16/2014
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,146,438
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

A teacher since 1999, Stephen J. Valentine is currently the Assistant Head of the Upper School at Montclair Kimberley Academy in New Jersey. Valentine oversees curriculum, supervises a team of Department chairs, and advises students while he teaches a variety of English courses. Valentine has recently published educational articles in Independent School and Independent Teacher magazines, and his poetry has been previously published in Hotel Amerika, Broken Bridge Review, and the anthology Red White and Blues: Poets on the Promise of America (2004, University of Iowa Press). His first documentary film, Somebody Loves Me: The Life and Music of Prentis Richardson, won Best Documentary at the Nolita Film Festival in New York City and a Director’s Choice award at the Park City Film Music Festival. Stephen’s educational honors include: a summer Klingenstein Fellowship and a finalist award in Education and Technology magazine’s “Ed Tech Leader of the Year” contest.

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