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 parents * Manage professional responsibilities and develop career skills * Create an orderly classroom where students are courteous and respectful * Motivate students to become independent learners * Use proven strategies to prevent misbehavior * Design instruction that will appeal to every student * Set up a classroom for maximum comfort and learning * Thrive 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.