Starting Strong

Author: Kristen J. Nelson
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632201348
Size: 44.26 MB
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The new teacher's handbook for understanding the roles, responsibilities, and relationships of teaching! Teaching is one of the most exciting careers you can choose. It’s also one of the most challenging, especially when you are first stepping into your new classroom. Presenting time-tested strategies specifically for new classroom instructors, Starting Strong, Second Edition, is the ideal survival guide for navigating through your crucial first year of teaching. Starting at the beginning, the authors offer basic classroom layout suggestions for an optimal learning environment and frameworks any novice teacher can use to establish procedures that promote positive individual and group behavior. Moving from classroom management to instructional responsibilities, this indispensable resource offers clear guidelines for designing curriculum and instruction and methods for effective assessment. Additional how-to features include: • Samples of oral and written communication for parents and colleagues • Ways to create classroom newsletters • Techniques for using Web sites for interactive learning • Reflection questions for teachers at the end of each chapter With plenty of food-for-thought ideas to evaluate your own practice, this invaluable text helps teachers gain confidence and competence and reduce stress during that all-important first year!

Facilitator S Guide To Starting Strong

Author: Kristen J. Nelson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412965519
Size: 34.74 MB
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Use this facilitator's guide to demonstrate practical instructional and classroom management strategies that will help new instructors develop proficiency and confidence during their initial year of teaching.

From Standards To Rubrics In Six Steps

Author: Kay Burke
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412917794
Size: 77.19 MB
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Kay Burke provides a detailed six-step walk-through for creating successful student learning tasks and assessment rubrics linked to state standards and NCLB. A CD-ROM with templates is included.

Your First Year

Author: Todd Whitaker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317296850
Size: 29.37 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Learn all the essentials for making your first year of teaching a success! In this exciting new book, internationally renowned educator Todd Whitaker teams up with his daughters--Madeline, an elementary teacher, and Katherine, a secondary teacher--to share advice and inspiration. They offer step-by-step guidance to thriving in your new role and overcoming the challenges that many new teachers face. Topics include: Learning classroom management skills such as building relationships and maintaining high expectations and consistency Setting up your classroom and establishing procedures and rules Planning effective lessons and making your instructional time an engaging experience Managing your own emotions in the classroom and dealing effectively with misbehavior Working with peers, administrators, and parents to build support and foster collaboration The book is filled with specific examples and vignettes from elementary, middle, and high school classes, so you’ll gain helpful strategies no matter what grade level and subject area you teach. You’ll also find out how to make tweaks or hit the "reset" button when something isn’t going as planned. Things may not always go perfectly your first year, but the practical advice in this book will help you stay motivated on the path to success! Bonus: As you read the book, get even more out of it by discussing it with others. Free study guides for practicing teachers and student teachers are available as eResource downloads from our website (www.routledge.com/products/9781138126152).

Thrive

Author: Meenoo Rami
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325049199
Size: 13.70 MB
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Download a sample chapter! As a novice teacher, Meenoo Rami experienced the same anxieties shared by many: the sense of isolation, lack of self-confidence, and fear that her work was having no positive impact on her students. In Thrive, Meenoo shares the five strategies that helped her become a confident, connected teacher. From how to find mentors and build networks, both online and off, to advocating for yourself and empowering your students, Thrive shows new and veteran teachers alike how to overcome the challenges and meet the demands of our profession. Praise for Thrive "Whether you are entering your first year of teaching or your 40th, Thrive feels as if it were written just for you. At a time in our profession when many of us are feeling stretched thin, Meenoo Rami offers strategies to reignite our passions and rediscover why we chose to teach." -Christopher Lehman, coauthor of Falling in Love with Close Reading "Teaching is a profession that eats its young. Meenoo Rami offers guidelines for surviving the challenges of the classroom as well as the faculty room." -Carol Jago, author, teacher, and past president of NCTE "Thrive includes a mosaic of dynamic teacher voices from many grade levels and content areas. Reading their stories deepened my thinking about the immense untapped potential of our profession. Meenoo Rami's vision of teaching and learning can sustain us all." -Penny Kittle, author of Book Love Join the conversation on Twitter at #edthrive.

The First Year Teacher S Survival Guide

Author: Julia G. Thompson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119470412
Size: 40.43 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Small Business Survival Book

Author: Barbara Weltman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471793965
Size: 33.16 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Owning a small business can be a fulfilling and financially rewarding experience, but to be successful, you must know what to do before starting a business; what to do while the business is up and running; and, most importantly, what to do when the business runs into trouble. With a combined fifty years of small business experience between them, authors Barbara Weltman and Jerry Silberman know what it takes to make it in this competitive environment, and in Small Business Survival Book, they show you how. In a clear and concise voice, Weltman and Silberman reveal twelve surefire ways to help your small business survive and thrive in today's market. With this book as your guide, you'll discover how to: * Delegate effectively * Monitor cash flow * Extend credit and stay on top of collections * Build and maintain credit and restructure your debt * Meet your tax obligations * Grow your business with successful marketing strategies * Use legal protections * Plan for catastrophe and disaster recovery Whether you're considering starting a new business or looking to improve your current venture, Small Business Survival Book has what you need to succeed.

Common Formative Assessment

Author: Kim Bailey
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936765152
Size: 21.23 MB
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Teams that engage in designing, using, and responding to common formative assessments are more knowledgeable about their own standards, more assessment literate, and able to develop more strategies for helping all students learn. In this conversational guide, the authors offer tools, templates, and protocols to incorporate common formative assessments into the practices of a PLC to monitor and enhance student learning

Quiet

Author: Susan Cain
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307452204
Size: 74.31 MB
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The book that started the Quiet Revolution At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society. In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content