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The First-Year Teacher's Checklist: A Quick Reference for Classroom Success
     

The First-Year Teacher's Checklist: A Quick Reference for Classroom Success

by Julia G. Thompson
 

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This easy-to-use reference—with hundreds of helpful, classroom-tested answers, ideas, techniques, and teaching tools—will help you on your way to a successful and productive school year. Designed to be flexible, the book offers a choice of ideas and approaches that best fit your classroom situation. Master teacher Julia Thompson shows you how to:

Overview

This easy-to-use reference—with hundreds of helpful, classroom-tested answers, ideas, techniques, and teaching tools—will help you on your way to a successful and productive school year. Designed to be flexible, the book offers a choice of ideas and approaches that best fit your classroom situation. Master teacher Julia Thompson shows you how to:

  • Develop successful relationships with students, colleagues, administrators, and parents
  • Manage professional responsibilities and develop career skills
  • Create an orderly classroom where students are courteous and respectful
  • Motivate students to become independent learners
  • Use proven strategies to prevent misbehavior
  • Design instruction that will appeal to every student
  • Set up a classroom for maximum comfort and learning
  • Thrive in the world of high-stakes testing

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Thompson's work helps beginning teachers?even those with no prior teaching experience?to understand the basics of effective teaching. The First Year Teacher's Checklist makes it easy for educators who are just starting out to understand what it will take to become a successful teacher. I will definitely make this book required reading for my teacher interns."
?Bill Snead, director of Alternative Certification Programs, Harris County Department of Education, Houston, Texas

"A must-have resource for new teachers and interns. Easy to read, discuss, and implement, it will improve your instruction along with helping you manage your to-do lists, your classrooms, and all of the new tasks and items involved with your first year of teaching. Keep it handy!"
?Mike Rogers, president, EverythingAboutLearning.com, a PEAK Learning Systems Company

"New teachers and those who support their success will thrive on Julia's succinct delineation of the daily business of teaching."
?Layne Ferguson, teacher development specialist, Department of Teacher Leadership and Professional Development, Prince George's County Public Schools, Maryland

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470390047
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/20/2009
Series:
J-B Ed: Checklist Series , #1
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
273,363
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 6.04(h) x 0.59(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
"Thompson's work helps beginning teachers?even those with no prior teaching experience?to understand the basics of effective teaching. The First Year Teacher's Checklist makes it easy for educators who are just starting out to understand what it will take to become a successful teacher. I will definitely make this book required reading for my teacher interns."
?Bill Snead, director of Alternative Certification Programs, Harris County Department of Education, Houston, Texas

"A must-have resource for new teachers and interns. Easy to read, discuss, and implement, it will improve your instruction along with helping you manage your to-do lists, your classrooms, and all of the new tasks and items involved with your first year of teaching. Keep it handy!"
?Mike Rogers, president, EverythingAboutLearning.com, a PEAK Learning Systems Company

"New teachers and those who support their success will thrive on Julia's succinct delineation of the daily business of teaching."
?Layne Ferguson, teacher development specialist, Department of Teacher Leadership and Professional Development, Prince George's County Public Schools, Maryland

Meet the Author

Julia G. Thompson has been a public school teacher for more than 25 years. An active speaker, consultant, and teacher trainer, she publishes a website (juliagthompson.com)?offering tips for teachers on a wide variety of topics. Thompson is the bestselling author of The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide and Discipline Survival Kit for the Secondary Teacher.

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