The Teacher's Handbook: Strategies for Success

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God teaching is much more than a college degree and a collection of lesson plans. This unique book focuses on the basic and essential elements of quality teaching. It's designed specifically for teachers (both novice and experienced), who are looking for down-to-earth, Practical answers to their questions and concerns.

The Teacher's Handbook, an all-in-one sourcebook of practical ideas and solutions, provides simple, convenient strategies for every classroom teacher. A creative range of "inside information" is offered for teachers to dip into and savor for their professional and personal pursuits. Organized for hungry teachers, this book is a veritable smorgasbord of possibilities to taste and test as part of a sumptuous professional feast.

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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

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Part I Teaching and Learning: The Dynamic Duo 1

Chapter 1 An Inside Look 3

Chapter 2 How Students Learn (Ed. Psych. In a Nutshell) 13

Chapter 3 The Effective Teacher-You! 23

Part II Making It Happen 33

Chapter 4 The First Day: Starting with Success 35

Chapter 5 Lesson Plans: The Nitty-Gritty of Teaching 45

Chapter 6 Resources: So Much to Choose From 59

Chapter 7 Teaching with Technology 73

Chapter 8 Time-Just Another Four-Letter Word 83

Chapter 9 Testing, Testing: Assessment and Evaluation 95

Part III Effective Teaching, Effective Learning 109

Chapter 10 The Methods are the Magic 111

Chapter 11 The Questions are the Answer 125

Chapter 12 Cooperative Learning: Effective Group Work 135

Chapter 13 Think about It: Using Thinking Skills in the Classroom 143

Chapter 14 Motivation: The Little Engine that Could 155

Part IV Management Tools (or How to Maintain Your Sanity and Keep Your Job) 167

Chapter 15 Creating a Learning Environment 169

Chapter 16 Positive Discipline, Positive Behavior 179

Chapter 17 Homework: Yes? No? 189

Chapter 18 Teaching Special Needs Students 199

Chapter 19 Special Projects, Special Events 215

Part V Different Folks, Different Strokes 229

Chapter 20 Teddy Bears and Harry Potter (Elementary Education) 231

Chapter 21 Hormones and Nose Rings (Secondary Education) 245

Chapter 22 The Community of School 255

Chapter 23 Reach Out and Touch Someone: Working with Parents 267

Chapter 24 Taking Care of You: Stress Management 101 279

Chapter 25 Building Your Career 289

Appendix A Wow! Look at All These Great Web Sites! 301

Appendix B Resources for Teachers, Kids, and Everyone Else 307

About the Author 315

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