The Teacher's Handbook: Strategies for Success

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Good teaching is much more than a college degree and a collection of lesson plans. This book is unique in that it focuses on the basic and essential elements of quality teaching. It's designed specifically for teachers (both novice and experienced) looking for down-to-earth practical answers to their questions and concerns. From the first day to assessment and from homework to classroom management - this book has it all!

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Editorial Reviews

Stephanie Crumbling
Fredericks has written a pragmatic survival guide for all aspects of pedagogy. Assessments, discipline, parent relationships, standards, and so much more are covered in this must-have book for every educator. This is a resource to reference again and again.
Michael McGough
The Teacher's Handbook skillfully demonstrates both the art and science of the teacher's craft. Drawing on the wisdom of numerous teachers from all levels of the profession, Fredericks has created a teacher's guidebook that addresses every concern a successful teacher needs to master. For both the beginning teacher as well as experienced educators, this volume holds the potential to positively impact all phases of the educational process. This is a must-read!
Sandy Loeffelholz
With over thirty years of teaching success, Fredericks shares his expertise through a comprehensive and enlightening guide for teachers. Proven and practical management techniques and effective and engaging teaching strategies proliferate throughout the book. As a student about to enter my vocation as a teacher, this book will be by my side every step of the way.
Vicky Lynott
This book addresses dozens of common topics that all beginning teachers encounter. Fredericks shares his own classroom experiences along with those of other veteran teachers to help you be successful. Topics range from the physical aspects of classroom setup to creating and managing cooperative learning groups to enhancing your own teaching career. It's all here in this complete and thorough book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607095576
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/16/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony D. Fredericks has written more than seventy-five teacher resource books in a variety of areas and is also the author of more than three dozen highly acclaimed children's books. With more than thirty-five years of experience as a professional educator, Fredericks is currently a professor of education at York College, PA, where he teaches elementary methods courses in reading, language arts, science, social studies, and children's literature.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 An Inside Look Chapter 2 How Students Learn (Ed. Psych. In a Nutshell) Chapter 3 The Effective Teacher - You! Chapter 4 The First Day (Starting with Success) Chapter 5 Lesson Plans: The Nitty Gritty of Teaching Chapter 6 Resources: So Much to Choose From Chapter 7 Teaching with Technology Chapter 8 Time - Just Another Four-Letter Word! Chapter 9 Testing, Testing: Assessment and Evaluation Chapter 10 Successful Presentation Skills Chapter 11 The Questions are the Answer! Chapter 12 Cooperative Learning: Effective Group Work Chapter 13 Think About It: Using Thinking Skills in the Classroom Chapter 14 Motivation: The Little Engine That Could Chapter 15 Creating the Learning Environment 16 Positive Discipline; Positive Behavior 17 Homework - Yes? No? 18 Teaching Special Needs Students 19 Special Projects; Special Events 20 Teddy Bears and Harry Potter (Elementary Education) 21 Hormones and Nose Rings (Secondary Education) 22 The Community of School 23 Reach Out and Touch Someone: Working with Parents 24 Taking Care of You (Stress Management 101) 25 Building Your Career 26 Appendix A - Wow! Look at All These Great Web Sites! 27 Appendix B - Resources

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