Your Best Year Yet

Author: Shoshana Wolfe
Publisher: Teaching Strategies
ISBN: 9780439513715
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This essential guide to classroom management helps teachers become more effective planners and managers of time, materials, and kids - and stress less!

The New Teacher Toolbox

Author: Scott M. Mandel
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1626365180
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This edition is a concise yet complete guide for novice teachers, covering all the essentials for getting off to a good start. With new tips for everything from establishing an ideal classroom environment to making it through teacher evaluations, this revised edition of The New Teacher Toolbox helps you plan ahead with confidence, keep your perspective, and prepare for the unexpected. Scott M. Mandel introduces techniques by grade level, making the book easy to read sequentially or as a reference for specific situations. Written in a conversational tone, this completely revised edition includes an expanded section on Internet use and provides field-tested strategies on how to: · Encourage student participation and critical thinking · Establish fair grading practices · Modify instructional methods and curricula for students with special needs · Increase parent involvement · Manage stress and maintain sanity Even experienced teachers can benefit from the practical and straightforward advice in this guide. A must-have for any educator struggling with parent-teacher conferences, writing report cards, and communicating with TSAs—everything new teachers need to know and are too afraid to ask!

The De Cluttered School

Author: Jane C Anderson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441198415
Format: PDF
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Overwhelmed with stuff? Need more space but run out of room? Desperate to clear your school but shrink at the thought of it? The De-Cluttered School shows you why, when and most importantly how to organise and clear out the whole school. It includes: · Step-by-step guide to clutter clearing any school - with a clear and friendly countdown to the big day · A clutter-clearing quiz to inspire everyone to get involved · A Whole School Clutter Clearing Policy that you can personalise to your school · a checklist showing how a quick clutter clear ticks the boxes of more than 22 separate educational initiatives including Every Child Matters, Ofsted inspection and Investors in People.

The Co Teaching Book of Lists

Author: Katherine D. Perez
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118017447
Format: PDF
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Practical strategies for teachers who share classroom teaching responsibilities Filled with down-to-earth ideas, suggestions, strategies, and techniques, The Co-Teaching Book of Lists provides educators with a hands-on resource for making the co-teaching experience a success. Written by educator and popular teacher trainer Kathy Perez, this book gives educators a classroom-tested and user-friendly reference for the co-taught classroom. Topics covered include: roles and responsibilities; setting up the classroom; establishing classroom climate; effective accommodations and modifications for students; goal-setting; negotiating conflicts; scheduling issues; and more. Author Katherine Perez is a popular presenter and workshop leader for Bureau of Education and Research and Staff Development for Educators Offers best practices and helpful strategies for making co-teaching a success Includes a wealth of ideas that are both practical and easy to implement This easily accessible reference presents numerous positive and ready-to-use tips, strategies, and resources for collaborative teaching and student success.

It s All about the Books

Author: Tammy Mulligan
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325098135
Format: PDF, Docs
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The term "lifelong reader" is more than a slogan or jargon in a mission statement. Lifelong readers need passion, agency, and a sense of inquiry in their reading lives. They also need books. In It's All About the Books, Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan share the systems they have developed over the last 15 years to create classroom libraries and book rooms that support both student choice and instructional goals. Getting started with designing and provisioning classroom libraries and bookrooms to support lifelong readers involves collaboration, planning, and some elbow grease! It's All About the Books is a practical yet detailed guide to creating a system where classroom libraries and bookrooms work seamlessly together to make it easy for teachers to find books to engage and scaffold all students in a school community. Each chapter includes photos, resources, book lists, and a step-by-step outline of the process so you can get started right away. From design, to inventory, to organizing, purchasing, and using these books in the classroom-they demonstrate how to make the most of what you have, and how to get what need on a budget. Every child deserves the opportunity to become a lifelong reader. It's All About the Books will help you transform how you organize books across the entire school to make each teacher's book supply seem endless in the eyes of a reader. Teachers must have easy access to what they need, when they need it, because in the life of a reader the right book at the right time makes all the difference. - Tammy and Clare want this book to impact the lives of teachers and students directly so they are donating all author royalties it generates to the Book Love Foundation. Book Love is a not-for-profit organization founded by Penny Kittle with one goal: to put books in the hands of teenagers. Our book will now expand that goal and put books into the hands of elementary and middle grade students as well. Thank you, Penny, for allowing us to bring the heart of this book to life through your hard work and vision. -Tammy and Clare

Teaching As Leadership

Author: Teach For America
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470593066
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A road map for teachers who strive to be highly effective leaders in our nation's classrooms Teach For America has fought the daunting battle of educational equity for the last twenty years. Based on evidence from classrooms across the country, they've discovered much about effective teaching practice, and distilled these findings into the six principles presented in this book. The Teaching As Leadership framework inspires teachers to: Set Big Goals; Invest Students and Their Families; Plan Purposefully; Execute Effectively; Continuously Increase Effectiveness; Work Relentlessly. The results are better educational outcomes for our nation's children, particularly those who live in low-income communities. Inspires educators to be leaders in their classrooms and schools Demystifies what it means to be an effective teacher, describes key elements of practice and provides a clear vision of success Addresses the challenges every teacher, in every classroom, faces on a daily basis An accompanying website includes a wealth of tools, videos, sample lessons, discussion boards, and case studies.

Becoming a Reflective Teacher

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 0983351252
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Just as successful athletes must identify strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and engage in focused practice to meet their goals, so must teachers. Learn how to combine a model of effective instruction with goal setting, focused practice, focused feedback, and observations to improve your instructional practices. Included are 280 strategies related to the 41 elements of effective teaching shown to enhance student achievement.

The Insightful Teacher

Author: Nancy Bruski
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 0876594569
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Emphasizing essential interpersonal skills that should be developed in early childhood, this guide offers a holistic approach to developing classroom communities in which each child feels recognized, appreciated, and able to contribute. Taking into account a teacher’s goals, values, strengths, and weaknesses, guidance is offered for adjusting and planning for developmentally appropriate expectations, classroom organization, and communication with families. Filled with concrete examples and effective approaches to common classroom problems, this detailed handbook provides positive strategies for handling unwanted behavioral challenges. By individualizing the needs of each student using the methods espoused in this handbook, educators will cultivate a supportive classroom setting based on emotional expression and conflict resolution.

Spaces Places

Author: Debbie Diller
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571107223
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this book you'll find a wealth of full-color photos from all sorts of classroom spaces in PreK-5th grade. There's "before and after" pictures and step-by-step processes outlined for organizing your furniture and cabinets, setting up your room space by space, and using your walls thoughtfully.--[book cover].

A Survival Guide for New Special Educators

Author: Bonnie S. Billingsley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118095685
Format: PDF
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What every special education teacher needs to know to survive and thrive A Survival Guide for New Special Educators provides relevant, practical information for new special education teachers across a broad range of topic areas. Drawing on the latest research on special educator effectiveness and retention, this comprehensive, go-to resource addresses the most pressing needs of novice instructors, resource teachers, and inclusion specialists. Offers research-based, classroom-tested strategies for working with a variety of special needs students Covers everything from preparing for the new school year to behavior management, customizing curriculum, creating effective IEPs, and more Billingsley and Brownell are noted experts in special educator training and support This highly practical book is filled with checklists, forms, and tools that special educators can use every day to help ensure that all special needs students get the rich, rewarding education they deserve.