Classroom Teacher's Survival Guide

Classroom Teacher's Survival Guide

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Appropriate as a supplement in any general methods course.

This practical guide was created to help alleviate the stresses and strains that are sometimes experienced by first-time teachers. Experienced teachers will also benefit from the smorgasbord of strategies and tips that are included for solving the everyday problems faced in organizing and managing the classroom, working with students and maintaining classroom control and interacting with parents and other adults in the school community. The book provides a range of practical options to be adapted by teachers to fit their unique classroom situations. These ideas and strategies are to be tested and modified to fit the grade level and specific needs of the user.
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Product details

  • Spiral bound | 289 pages
  • 228.6 x 276.1 x 31.8mm | 802.87g
  • Pearson
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • 0130906387
  • 9780130906380

Table of contents

Creating a Supportive Learning Environment.

The First Day of School.
First Day of School Checklist.
Creating an Inviting School Climate.
Humor in the Classroom.
Seeking Student Feedback.
Hot Tips for Managing Classroom Behavior.
Potential Classroom Rewards.
Corporal Punishment.
The Teacher as a Skilled Helper.
Creating Successful Lessons.

Lesson Plans.
Beginning a Class.
Action Verbs for Writing Instructional Objectives.
Hot Tips for Maintaining Interest.
Cardinal Rules for Effective Visuals.
Review Techniques.
Closing a Lesson.
Putting More Pizzazz in Your Presentations.
Homework That Helps.
Bulletin Boards.
Assessing Student Performance.
Alternatives to Lecturing.

Hot Tips for Asking Effective Questions.
Question and Answer.
List Making.
Class Discussions.
Guided Imagery.
Journal Keeping.
Field Trips.
Guest Speakers/Panels.
Films and Videos.
Dyadic Encounters.
Action Research.
Card Sorts.
Rating Scales/Questionnaires.
Oral Presentations.
Role Playing.
Cooperative Learning.
Building a Learning Community

Working with Other Teachers.
Guidelines for Collaborative Teams.
Working with Your Principal.
Improving Parent-Teacher Relations.
Parent Conferences.
The Successful Open House.
Working with Support Staff.
Working with Volunteers/Aides.
In Search of Educational Excellence.

Becoming an Effective Teacher.
Effective Teacher Checklist.
Why Teachers Fail.
Effective Schools.
Professional Development.
Professional Organizations.
Educational Journals.
Stress and Burnout in the Classroom.
Effective Use of School Time.

The Erosion of School Time.
Prisoners of Time.
Tips on Minimizing Classroom Interruptions.
Teacher Time Robbers.
Classroom Routines.
The Challenge of Paperwork.
Teacher Time Log.
"To Do" List.
Assessing Student Time-on Task.
Conquer Procrastination Now!.
Scrounging for Supplies.
Student Help.
Helpful Teaching Resources.

ERIC Clearinghouses.
The Internet as a Learning Resource.
Sources of Educational Computer Software.
Computer Software for Improving Teacher Productivity.
Sources of Rubber Stamps.
Suppliers of Instructional Materials.
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