ANY TEACHER CAN BECOME MORE EFFECTIVE-STARTING TODAY!Author Jim Gomes provides what every teacher wants-real solutions to real problems teachers face every day. Packed with practical, proven tips and tools for teaching excellence, this easy-to-use book will accelerate student learning while bringing order and breathing life into your classroom. Jim's powerhouse tips offer professional insights, real-life examples, and actual classroom dialogue-helping you to build rapport and connect with your students right from Day One.LEARN HOW YOU CAN:Model the behaviours you expect from students (Tip 6).Minimize disruptions with nonverbal cues (Tip 25).Modify student behaviour by being firm but fair (Tip 28).Maintain student focus with attention grabbing strategies (Tips 47-51).Maximize participation and learning by laying down a challenge (Tip 57).Motivate students-and yourself-by "keeping it real" (Tip 69).Master the parent-teacher interview (Tips 86-89).From newcomers to seasoned veterans, this book will leave you feeling prepared, organized, and confident. Don't delay-put Jim's more than three decades of experience to work for you!...
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About the Author
Jim Gomes graduated from the Faculty of Education at the University of Windsor and taught for over 35 years with the Greater Essex County District School Board in Southwestern Ontario. A master teacher of Grade 9 mathematics, Jim established a highly successful peer-tutoring program. Throughout his career, he also served as a mentor to new teachers. His influence and love of teaching reached beyond the classroom and into his own family. Inspired by their father, Jim's three children have all become teachers. Beyond the classroom, Jim distinguished himself as a dedicated coach of over 50 school and community sports teams. He coached boys and girls from ages 5 to 18 in a variety of sports, including basketball, volleyball, baseball, and track and field. In 2014, Jim founded J-Go LEARN, an educational resource company with the express goal of maximizing teacher effectiveness and student learning. An avid traveller, Jim and his wife Pam enjoy hiking in wilderness areas of national parks in Canada and the United States....