"The coverage is complete, ranging from finding a mentor to working with parents. The book is meant to be short and sweet, and it is." (Lori L. Grossman, Instructional Coordinator 2007-03-29)
"Describes ten basic, practical tenets for finding one’s way in the classroom. The book makes a distinct contribution by presenting the ten tenets in a very brief, readable format." (Mary Alice Barksdale, Associate Professor 2007-03-29)
"This book contains an introduction to key, practical tips for teaching success." (Rodger J. Beatty, Associate Dean, Faculty of Education 2007-03-29)
"Ten common challenges are surveyed in depth, making for a specific set of strategies teachers will appreciate." (The Bookwatch, September 2007 2007-10-12)
About the Author
Robin Fogarty is president of Robin Fogarty and Associates, Ltd., an educational publishing/consulting company. A leading proponent of the thoughtful classroom, she has trained educators throughout the world in curriculum, instruction, and assessment strategies. Fogarty has taught at all levels, from kindergarten to college, served as an administrator, and consulted with state departments and ministries of education in the United States, Puerto Rico, Russia, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Great Britain, Singapore, Korea, and the Netherlands. She has published articles in Educational Leadership, Phi Delta Kappan and the Journal of Staff Development. Fogarty has written How to Differentiate Learning (Corwin Press, 2007), Literacy Matters (Corwin Press, 2006), and From Staff Room to Classroom: Planning and Coaching Professional Learning (Corwin Press, 2006). Fogarty received her doctorate in curriculum and human resource development from Loyola University, Chicago.