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|Teaching Outside the Box: How to Grab Your
Students By Their Brains
From seating plans to Shakespeare, Teaching Outside the Box
offers practical strategies that will help both new teachers and
seasoned veterans create dynamic classroom environments where students
enjoy learning and teachers enjoy teaching. This indispensable book is
filled with no-nonsense advice, checklists, and handouts as well as
- A step-by-step plan to make the first week of school a
- Approaches for creating a positive discipline plan
- Methods for motivating students, especially reluctant
- Strategies for successful classroom management
- Suggestions for creating and grading student portfolios
||Education: The Practice and Profession of
With new cases in every chapter that bring readers into the real world
of teaching, this widely admired text now integrates the core
foundations of education with case-based analysis, practical examples
of technology in the classroom, and personal encounters with diversity.
Now more than ever teachers are being held accountable for results
achieved by their students; now more than ever new teachers must be
true education professionals, with a wide grasp of teaching knowledge
and the ability to use it to solve real problems. This exciting new
edition of Education: The Practice and Profession of Teaching melds
comprehensive coverage of foundations topics with practical guidance on
learning and instruction, and a wealth of insights into how authentic
schools, classrooms, and educational systems function.
||Reluctant Disciplinarian: Advice on
Classroom Management From a Softy who Became (Eventually) a Successful
In this funny and insightful book, Gary Rubinstein relives his own
truly disastrous first year of teaching. He begins his teaching career
armed only with idealism and romantic visions of teaching - and
absolutely no classroom management skills. By his fourth year, however,
he is named his school's "Teacher of the Year." As Rubinstein details
his transformation from incompetent to successful teacher, he shows
what works and what doesn't work when managing a classroom.
||The First Days of School: How to Be an
The best-selling book ever on classroom management and teaching for
student achievement with over 3.3 million copies sold. The book walks a
teacher, either novice or veteran, through structuring and organizing a
classroom for success that can be applied at any time of the year at
any grade level, pre-K through college.
The book is used in thousands of school districts, in over 100
countries, and in over 2,000 college classrooms. It's practical, yet
inspiring. But most important, it works!
The new 4th edition includes updated research, photos, and more
examples of "how-to" along with an implementation DVD, "Using THE FIRST
DAYS OF SCHOOL" featuring Chelonnda Seroyer.
This is the most requested book for what works in the classroom for
teacher and student success.
||You Have to Go to School--You're the
Teacher!: 250 Classroom Management Strategies to Make Your Job Easier
and More Fun
The first few weeks of teaching are probably going to be filled with
That ardent advocate of non-confrontational strategies
(Rosenblum-Lowden) once again dishes out some classroom management
techniques. Readers. . . vouch for the efficacy of her recipes. Time
you savored some and made teaching easier and more fun.
||Teacher Under Construction: Things I Wish
I'd Known!: A Survival Handbook for New Middle School Teachers
Teacher Under Construction: Things I Wish I'd Known! is an
indispensable survival manual for any teacher wishing to enter the
wonderful world of middle schoolers! It provides practical, essential,
and usable information to help new teachers set up and run a classroom,
motivate students, and understand the unique setting that is "middle
school". Crucial elements discussed include:
- Behavior management that works!
- The most important lesson a teacher will ever learn...
- Parent conferencing checklist
- Helpful Internet websites for teachers only!
- Room essentials!
- Surviving opening day!
- The 5-10-15-20 rule of time management
- The M.A.S.T.E.R.Y. Principle of successful teaching
Jones Tools for Teaching: Discipline, Instruction, Motivation
In Tools for Teaching, Dr. Jones describes the skills by which
exceptional teachers make the classroom a place of success and
enjoyment for both themselves and their students. Tools for Teaching
integrates the management of discipline, instruction and motivation
into a system that allows you to reduce the stress of teaching by
preventing most management headaches. Dr. Jones helps you reduce
student disruptions, backtalk, helpless handraising and dawdling while
helping you increase responsible behavior, motivation and independent
learning. These skills are made accessable by practical, down-to-earth
language and many examples and illustrations that provide the next best
thing to attending one of Dr. Jones' workshops. The second edition also
includes an Overview DVD of Dr. Jones entire program; including how to
use the Study Group Acitivity Guide, workshops, and parent videos.
||Fulfilling the Promise of the
Differentiated Classroom: Strategies and Tools for Responsive Teaching
This book provides a comprehensive view into the workings of the
differentiated classroom. Dr. Tomlinson presents the vital theoretical
underpinnings of differentiation, but pairs them with real world
vignettes and strategies. This combination helps the reader understand
the importance of tailoring instruction to meet students' needs, but
also empowers the reader with a sense of "being equipped" with
real-school-world tools to help them begin the reconstruction process.