Your Best Year Yet

Author: Shoshana Wolfe
Publisher: Teaching Strategies
ISBN: 9780439513715
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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, Mobi
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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, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Handbook for K 8 Arts Integration

Author: Nan L. McDonald
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133064034
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Book study groups and professional learning communties, save 15% when you order 10 copies of Handbook for K-8 Arts Integration, a $490 value for $413. Contact your representative for details. If you are a pre-service or a practicing teacher this is one book you will want in your library. This concise and practical, yet research-based, handbook will show you how to create and use standards-based art activities to teach across the content areas. Written in an engaging and practical format complete with classroom vignettes and examples you will learn see what arts integration looks like in practice. Utlizing a constructive and reflective process (purposeful planning) this handbook empowers teachers to plan, teach, and evaluate thier own art-infused lessons linked to what their students will need to know within other content area instruction.

Driven by Data

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470548746
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Offers a practical guide for improving schools dramatically that will enable all students from all backgrounds to achieve at high levels. Includes assessment forms, an index, and a DVD.

Becoming a Reflective Teacher

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 0983351252
Format: PDF
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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 First Year Teacher s Survival Guide

Author: Julia G. Thompson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119470412
Format: PDF, ePub
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Thoroughly revised edition of the bestselling resource for new teachers--complete with discussion questions, downloadable handouts, and a staff development guide This award-winning book gives beginning educators everything they need to survive and thrive in the classroom. The fourth edition covers new and updated material on: classroom management--including how to prevent or minimize disruptions, differentiated instruction, nurturing a growth mindset, how to develop and maintain positive relationships with students, and much more. A revised edition of a trusted resource, offering solutions to challenges and typical scenarios encountered by new teachers Downloadable versions of the book's checklists, forms, worksheets, and self-assessments are available online Includes Discussion Questions and a handy training guide for Professional Development providers This popular resource offers teachers an essential guide for knowing what to expect when they begin their career and ideas for solving classroom problems.

Handbook of Special Education

Author: James M. Kauffman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113686962X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Special education is now an established part of public education in the United States—by law and by custom. However, it is still widely misunderstood and continues to be dogged by controversies related to such things as categorization, grouping, assessment, placement, funding, instruction, and a variety of legal issues. The purpose of this 13-part, 57-chapter handbook is to help profile and bring greater clarity to this sprawling and growing field. To ensure consistency across the volume, chapter authors review and integrate existing research, identify strengths and weaknesses, note gaps in the literature, and discuss implications for practice and future research. Key features include: Comprehensive Coverage—Fifty-seven chapters cover all aspects of special education in the United States including cultural and international comparisons. Issues & Trends—In addition to synthesizing empirical findings and providing a critical analysis of the status and direction of current research, chapter authors discuss issues related to practice and reflect on trends in thinking. Categorical Chapters—In order to provide a comprehensive and comparative treatment of the twelve categorical chapters in section IV, chapter authors were asked to follow a consistent outline: Definition, Causal Factors, Identification, Behavioral Characteristics, Assessment, Educational Programming, and Trends and Issues. Expertise—Edited by two of the most accomplished scholars in special education, chapter authors include a carefully chosen mixture of established and rising young stars in the field. This book is an appropriate reference volume for anyone (researchers, scholars, graduate students, practitioners, policy makers, and parents) interested in the state of special education today: its research base, current issues and practices, and future trends. It is also appropriate as a textbook for graduate level courses in special education.

The First Years Matter Becoming an Effective Teacher

Author: Carol Pelletier Radford
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506345050
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Use this updated resource to prepare for your journey into teaching This newly revised and updated 2nd edition of The First Years Matter provides key actions steps and a flexible twelve-month curriculum - including July for reflection and planning - to help you proactively prepare for your first few years in the classroom. Maximize your effectiveness in the classroom as you: Apply mentoring lessons to differentiate instruction Integrate student voice Prepare for teacher observations and standardized testing Gather evidence to document your progress This updated version includes a robust companion website featuring videos, downloadable forms, and a journal for reflection. Use with Mentoring in Action, the companion guide for mentors!