How to Be Successful in Your First Year of Teaching Middle School: Everything You Need to Know That They Don't Teach You in School

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Middle school, the formative years in which students reach puberty and start the massive, life changing alterations that will determine who they are, is one of the hardest times for any new teacher to start their career. Problem students can become harder to deal with and those who are not prepared often don t make it through their first year without a little help. This book has been written to help every teacher who is dreading rather than looking forward to that first day in ...

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Overview

Middle school, the formative years in which students reach puberty and start the massive, life changing alterations that will determine who they are, is one of the hardest times for any new teacher to start their career. Problem students can become harder to deal with and those who are not prepared often don t make it through their first year without a little help. This book has been written to help every teacher who is dreading rather than looking forward to that first day in front of their new classes.

This heavily researched, detailed book will help first-year middle school teachers learn how to deal with supplies, planning, parents, overcrowded classrooms, the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, piles of paperwork, money shortages due to budget cuts, negativity from pubescent students and other staff members, at-risk students, students who are capable but choose not to work, and special needs students. You will learn how to ask principals and administrators for help, how to memorize names quickly, how to create seating charts, how to write lesson plans, how to follow a daily routine, how to help struggling readers, how to gain respect, how to get a mentor, how to develop and implement a grading system, how to discipline students who feel they are more mature than they are, how to create assessments, how to find free things for teachers, and how to build your confidence. The most important thing of all, you will learn how to deal with the rapidly changing emotions and hormones of new teenagers and middle school age students.

In addition, you will read about where to go for support, the reality of spending your own money on classroom supplies, mandated tests, technology solutions, and behavior management skills. We spent countless hours interviewing second year middle school teachers, as well as veteran teachers, and have gathered and presented their advice for how to deal with the first year in teaching at a middle school. With this book in hand, you will not only survive you will feel empowered to go on after your first year and become a powerful motivating force for scores of young people for years to come.

Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president’s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice.  Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

This Atlantic Publishing eBook was professionally written, edited, fact checked, proofed and designed. The print version of this book is 288 pages and you receive exactly the same content. Over the years our books have won dozens of book awards for content, cover design and interior design including the prestigious Benjamin Franklin award for excellence in publishing. We are proud of the high quality of our books and hope you will enjoy this eBook version.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601383365
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted August 19, 2012

    M.E. Griffith and Anne Kocsis¿ book opens the toolkit. It takes

    M.E. Griffith and Anne Kocsis’ book opens the toolkit. It takes you
    aside. The authors say, “Step aside from day-dreaming about changing
    lives. Let’s look at what will take you there.” The book presents
    information for every kind of teacher. Whether you work in a school
    district with a small budget, a wealthier district, or you are fresh out
    of college, the reader can pick up tips of how to: establish a strong
    team of co-workers, decorate your classroom, handle technology and
    students. The concept of teamwork extends beyond what you teach middle
    school students. You practice teamwork yourself. The book maps out your
    go-to people such as the media specialist, nurse, or bookkeeper. How to
    Be Successful explains why you need a team of teachers and school staff.
    Kocsis and Griffith offer information from how politics in a school
    district work to the person you contact to show how to use the SMART
    board and in other districts, the projector. With this book, you step
    outside the college curriculum for education or refresh ideas of
    teaching middle school. The book is easy to read, offers examples and
    case studies, provides good sources, and would make an interesting book
    for a college education course.

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  • Posted August 16, 2012

    How to Be Successful in your First Year of Teaching Middle Schoo

    How to Be Successful in your First Year of Teaching Middle School is a
    vital tool that could enrich any teacher’s professional-development
    library. The book’s authors are highly experienced, and communicate
    their knowledge very well throughout the text. In particular, the book
    shines by providing a vivid glimpse of the reality of the teaching
    profession. The chapter on building networking relationships at school
    proves both interesting and highly valuable for new and veteran teachers
    alike. There is also a wonderful appendix included at the end of the
    book that provides sample cover letters, resumes, and worksheet
    templates that would make any teacher’s job more effective. Where the
    book lacks is in its creativity. This book provides a solid basis for
    entrance into the field of education, but will leave readers with little
    in the way of creative application of state imposed academic standards
    in the classroom.

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