Indispensable for new teacher induction or regular staff development, this resource incorporates meaningful stories, insights, humor, and invaluable strategies for what really works in the classroom.
|Publisher:||Conscious Teaching Publications|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Rick Smith is an award-winning teacher, education consultant, and international presenter. He taught students in San Rafael, California for over fifteen years (with a primary focus on students at risk), and was a mentor/support provider and mentor coordinator for seven years. He has taught in the Secondary Credential Program at Dominican College in San Rafael and has trained American Peace Corps Volunteer Teachers in Ghana, West Africa. He has given numerous keynotes, pre-conference workshops, and presentations at state and national conferences throughout the United States. Currently, he teaches in the Elementary Credential Program at St. Mary's College in Moraga, California and mentors beginning teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Table of Contents
Foreword - Spence RogersAcknowledgments1. Introduction How to Use This BookPart I. Foundation - Who We Are2. Assume the Best Teachers Teach Procedures and Behavior Students Want to Learn Content Students Want to Learn Behavior3. Inner Authority The Inner Authority Continuum When and How to Apologize Growing in Inner Authority4. Ask for Help Characteristics of a Good Teacher Countering Isolation Strategies5. Got Stress? The Biggest Source of Teacher Stress Our Infinite Job Description Find What Works Taking Care of OurselvesPart II. Prevention - What We Do Proactively6. Holding Our Ground The Firm and Soft Paradox Saying "No " Don't Over-explain Characteristics of an Effective "No " Ambiguous Characteristics of "No " Anger vs. Reactivity7. Positive Connections The Ingredients - Caring The Recipe Avoiding Pitfalls8. Teaching Procedures Procedures Are the Railroad Tracks - Content Is the Train What Procedures Do We Need? How Do I Teach Procedures Things to Do9. Consistency Other Consistency Keys10. Getting Ready What to Do Before School Starts Before-School Checklist Starting School What to Do First11. Lesson Design The Big Picture Starting the Lesson The Lesson Itself ClosurePart III. Intervention - What We Do in Response12. Rules and Consequences Principles Rules Consequences - Five Key Assumptions The Nuts and Bolts of Consequences13. Breaking the Cycle of Student Misbehavior Assumptions That Make a Difference Five Keys for Permanent Change Tips for Temporary Change14. Putting It All Together - Final Thoughts Classroom Management: The Big Picture Teaching and Learning: The Big Picture Our Own Lives: The Really Big PictureIndexAbout the Author