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  • ISBN: 9780130844743
  • ISBN10: 0130844748

Classroom Teacher's Survival Guide Practical Strategies, Management Techniques, and Reproducibles for New and Experienced Teachers

by Ronald L. Partin

  • List Price: $28.50
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Publish date: 04/01/1999
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Description: For the new or experienced teacher, here is repertoire of ready-to-use tips and strategies for solving the everyday problems you face in organizing and managing the classroom, working with students and maintaining classroom control, interacting with parents and other adults in the school community, and coping with the daily stresses of teaching.

Included are tested suggestions, techniques and reproducinles to help you save time and handle problems in scored of specific areas such as classroom routines, motivation, supplies, parent conferences, lesson plans, grading, conflict resolution, testing, team teaching, cooperative learning, homework, open houses, and many more.

And all of this useful material is organized into seven convenient sections and printed in a big spiral-bound format that folds flat for easy photocopying. Following is just a sampling of the topics and reproducibles you'll find in each section:

Creating a Supportive Learning EnvironmentThe first day of school... Humor in the classroom... Rules... Hot tips for managing classroom behavior ...Potential classroom rewards... plus 20 reproducibles such as "Student personal record, Problem behavior checklist and "Documented interventions record sheet.

Creating Successful LessonsLesson plans... Beginning a Class... Tips for maintaining interest... Closing a lesson... Homework that helps... Bulletin Boards... Assessing student performance... and seven reproducibles like a "Weekly assignment record.

Alternatives to LecturingHot tips for asking effective questions... Questions & answers... Brainstorming... List making... Journal Keeping... Interviews... Debates... Roleplaying... Field trips... Oral presentations... and 19 other techniques plus a "Field trip checklist, Team record, and other reproducibles

Building a Learning CommunityWorking with other teachers... Guidelines for collaborative teams... Improving Parent-teacher relations... Substitutes... plus ready-to-use handouts such as "Parent survey, Parent conference record, and "Team assessment form.

In Search of Educational ExcellenceBecoming an effective teacher... Why teachers fail... Effective schools... Professional development... Stress & burnout in the classroom... Educational journals... including an "Effective teacher checklist.

Effective Use of School TimeTips on minimizing classroom interruptions... Teacher time robbers... Distributing & collecting materials... Regaining Students' attention... Paperwork... Assessing student time-on-task... Student help... plus 13 reproducibles such as "School Interruption Survey, Teacher Time log and daily "Things to do form.

Helpful Teaching ResourcesERIC clearinghouses... The internet as a learning resource: electronic mail, discussion groups, file transfer protocol... Computer software for improving teacher productivity... and Suppliers of instructional materials.

Compiled from hundreds of teachers over a period of 20 years, the ideas and techniques in the "Classroom Teacher's Survival Guide give you an unparalleled collection of proven, practical options you can use as is or adapt to fit your own unique classroom situations.

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