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The New Elementary Teacher's Handbook: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know for Your First Years of Teaching / Edition 1

The New Elementary Teacher's Handbook: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know for Your First Years of Teaching / Edition 1

by Kathleen F. Jonson


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Practical and easy-to-use, this book offers guidance to new teachers in primary schools. Included are classroom-tested ideas, lesson planning guides, sample parent letters, helpful forms, checklists and examples of how to instruct and manage an effective classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803964655
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 07/30/1997
Series: Teacher Support and Retention Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

In her 40 years as an educator, Kathleen Feeney Jonson, Professor Emeritus, has been a teacher, taught director of staff development, principal, director of curriculum and instruction, and university faculty. She conducted numerous workshops for teachers and administrators on such topics as reading comprehension strategies, writing process, portfolio assessment, peer coaching, and beginning teacher assistance programs. Until her retirement in summer 2009, Jonson was professor of education and coordinator of the Master in Arts in Teaching Reading programat the University of San Francisco's School of Education. She published three books with Corwin Press, including The New Elementary Teacher's Handbook (1st edition 1997, 2nd edition 2001), Being an Effective Mentor: How to Help Beginning Teachers Succeed (1st edition 2002, 2nd edition 2007), and 60 Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension in Grades K–8 (2006).

Table of Contents

You Are Not Alone
Organizing Your Classroom and Yourself
Learner-Friendly Classroom Management
Preparing Lesson Plans and Units to Engage Students
Preventing Discipline Problems
Assessing Student Learning and Performance
Developing Partnerships with Parents
Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers!)
Your Own Professional Development

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