This easy-to-use reference with hundreds of helpful, classroom-tested answers, ideas, techniques, and teaching tools will help you on your way to a successful and productive school year. Designed to be flexible, the book offers a choice of ideas and approaches that best fit your classroom situation. Master teacher Julia Thompson shows you how to:
Develop successful relationships with students, colleagues, administrators, and parentsManage professional responsibilities and develop career skillsCreate an orderly classroom where students are courteous and respectfulMotivate students to become independent learnersUse proven strategies to prevent misbehaviorDesign instruction that will appeal to every studentSet up a classroom for maximum comfort and learningThrive in the world of high-stakes testing
Julia G. Thompson has been a public school teacher for more than 25 years. An active speaker, consultant, and teacher trainer, she publishes a website (juliagthompson.com)?offering tips for teachers on a wide variety of topics. Thompson is the bestselling author of The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide and Discipline Survival Kit for the Secondary Teacher.