The list author says: "Teach! Teachers touch so many lives, teaching much more than subject matter. Recall your own teachers--perhaps some special teacher from years or decades back! The classroom teacher plays many roles. Teaching is a demanding profession, yet educators are often under-appreciated. Teaching combines knowledge with interpersonal skills.
Teacher helps: Here are some resources and aids for educators. Some of these are explicitly designed for teachers; others are simply instant "hits" in the classroom. The latter half of this Listmania includes materials dealing with classroom management and then student-teacher relationships. Finally, science educators will find the bottom of this Listmania particularly helpful."
"A boon for the teacher employing the differentiated classroom in Graves 4-6 math. Consists of 40 interesting ready-to-copy lessons, each with a data page and respective one-page lessons at below grade level, on grade level, and above grade level."
"Are you stumped for ideas for bulletin boards? Here are 130 ideas. This book also shows how to take modest amounts of information and make a visually-appealing and interest-generating bulletin board out of it."
"Teachers seem to be required to please everyone all the time. How to deal with unfair administrators, parents, and children--without appearing argumentative? This book contains excellent tips, including some teacher situations (e. g., an "unfair" test, a bad grade that will "ruin" the student)."
"It is an unfortunate fact of life that teachers sometimes have to suffer under disagreeable principals. If you are a teacher who would like to vicariously get back at such a principal, this hilarious movie is for you. (see the Peczkis review)."
"This educational pamphlet provides several classroom activities. It instructs children to use higher-level thinking skills by comparing the Nazi and Soviet radio broadcasts in terms of fact vs. opinion, comparative extent of emotive language, etc."
"An eye-opening book on trends in American education which have increasingly caused boys to disengage from the learning process. Includes practical tips for teachers in order to make classes, and the curriculum, more boy-friendly (see the Peczkis review)."
"A positive approach to classroom discipline, centered on the teacher-student relationship. The author assumes that, when in a positive relationship with his/her teacher, the child will want to obey the teacher."
"Not dry theory; this book presents excellent cartoon-based suggestions for dealing with conflicts between children. One cartoon shows a commonly-used, ineffective way, and the next cartoon shows a much better way. (see the Peczkis review)"
"If you are a teacher or homeschooling parent who thinks that you need specialized equipment in order for children to conduct science experiments, this book is for you. As a science teacher for many years, I have found it invaluable."