No Fear In My Classroom: A Teacher's Guide on How to Ease Student Concerns, Handle Parental Problems, Focus on Education and Gain Confidence in Yourself [NOOK Book]

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Teachers have a lot to worry about-from classroom management to school violence to job security to national mandates. Lucky for them, this book helps relieve those fears and allows them to focus on what they're supposed to be doing-teaching. With a friendly, accessible format, teacher-turned-author Frederick Wootan supplies solutions to his ...
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No Fear In My Classroom: A Teacher's Guide on How to Ease Student Concerns, Handle Parental Problems, Focus on Education and Gain Confidence in Yourself

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Overview

Teachers have a lot to worry about-from classroom management to school violence to job security to national mandates. Lucky for them, this book helps relieve those fears and allows them to focus on what they're supposed to be doing-teaching. With a friendly, accessible format, teacher-turned-author Frederick Wootan supplies solutions to his fellow educators' fears, like:
  • Are their students actually listening to them?
  • Are they being fair about grading?
  • What can they do about overly aggressive parents?
  • How are budget cuts going to affect their classroom?
  • What's to stop them from being laid off?

With this book, teachers will build their confidence, take back their classrooms, and put the emphasis back on education.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440520037
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 3/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 654 KB

Meet the Author

Frederick C. Wootan (Waynesville, OH), an accomplished writer, entered teaching after thirty successful years in the insurance business. His inspirational book for teens is mandatory outside reading for the juniors at Bishop Fenwick High School, where he teaches. His first education book, Not in My Classroom, brought a business manager’s approach to classroom management.

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Table of Contents

Introduction The Source of Your Fears xi

Part I Personal Fears: You have these before your students even walk through the door 1

Chapter 1 Is My Classroom an Effective Learning Environment? 3

Chapter 2 Am I Bringing My Personal Life into My Professional Life? 13

Chapter 3 Can I Count on Job Security? 19

Chapter 4 How Do I Handle a Difficult Administrator? 27

Chapter 5 Do I Need to Know How to Use All This Technology? 37

Chapter 6 Am I Being Fair? 47

Chapter 7 Should I Be Afraid of Being Sued? 55

Chapter 8 I Don't Know If I Can Teach My Subject 63

Part II Student Fears: So many kids, so many things that could go wrong 71

Chapter 9 Are My Students Bored? 73

Chapter 10 Why Won't These Kids Let Me Teach Them? 83

Chapter 11 How Do I Deal with Harassing Students? 89

Chapter 12 What If a Student Has a Medical Emergency? 95

Chapter 13 How Do I Handle Fear of the Bullies? 103

Chapter 14 How Am I Supposed to Stop School Violence? 111

Chapter 15 Why Do My Students Keep Getting Distracted? 119

Chapter 16 What If They Are Scared? 127

Part III Parental Fears: They have a big influence on how your students act 135

Chapter 17 Do My Students' Home Lives Come to School? 137

Chapter 18 Why Do My Students' Parents Scare Me? 145

Chapter 19 How Do I Handle an Apathetic Parent? 153

Chapter 20 Will There Be Repercussions to My Disciplining? 163

Part IV External Fears: You have no control over what happens outside your classroom 173

Chapter 21 Are My Students Going to Be Able to Compete? 175

Chapter 22 How Does the Neighborhood Affect My School? 183

Chapter 23 What Do I Do about Drugs in My School? 193

Chapter 24 Are My Students Safe on TheirWay Home? 199

Chapter 25 Terrorism and My Classroom 207

Chapter 26 What Do I Do When the Government Interferes? 215

Appendix A 223

Appendix B 229

Index 236

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