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Finding success the first year : a survivor's guide for new teachers / Matthew Johnson.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781607097334 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1607097338
  • Description: v, 259 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2010.

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Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gordon College Stack Level 3 LB 2844.1 .N4 J64 2010 (Text to phone) Available -

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Contents Note: 1. The secret weapons : Enthusiasm ; Setting the right tone ; Respect ; The power of positivity -- 2. Who are your students? ; Teaching common sense ; Students are fragile ; Teaching is a game of inches -- 3. Relating to your students : Keeping lessons clear ; How to get the most from your students ; Student accountability, or you can lead a horse to water ... ; How to design a foolproof lesson ; How to deliver a foolproof lesson -- 4. Managing your students : Idle threats and consequence scales ; Using your voice and body as teaching tools ; How to respond to unwanted behavior ; Trouble is complex -- 5. Building your classroom foundation : Setting the ground rules ; Physically setting up your classroom ; Classroom rituals -- 6. The tools of the trade : Lectures ; Discussions ; Group work -- 7. Cheat sheets : How to respond to a question you don't have an answer for ; A student cheats ; When bad things happen in good classrooms ; Pressing the reset button on the classroom -- 8. The tasks : Dealing with parents ; Teaching to everyone -- 9. The traps : Just say no: The pitches ; The urge to be groovy ; Friendly fire -- 10. The tricks : The advantages of being a new teacher ; The role of emotion in the classroom ; The use of technology ; Becoming an organizational champion.

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