From the Back Cover
The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide, Second Edition
The completely revised and updated edition of the best-selling First-Year Teacher's Survival Kit offers beginning teachers a wide variety of tested strategies, activities, and tools for creating a positive and dynamic learning environment while meeting the challenges of each school day. The book is filled with valuable tips, suggestions, and ideas for helping teachers with everything from becoming effective team players and connecting with students to handling behavior problems and working within diverse classrooms.
This new edition has been updated to reflect recent changes in the K12 classroom and includes the most current information to
- Meet the professional development requirementsof the No Child Left Behind Act
Help struggling readers
Implement technology solutions for the classroom
Teach English language learners
Reach and teach students in poverty
Work effectively within a nontraditionalschool-year schedule
Use graphic organizers creatively
Set goals to help students succeed
Intervene with students who are capable butchoose not to work
Understand teachers' rights and responsibilities regarding disciplinary issues
Praise for the Second Edition of The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide
"Every new teacher of the twenty-first century needs this book! Julia Thompson has skillfully created an invaluable survival guide filled with a wealth of expertise and wisdom to help new teachers through almost every problem they may encounter."
Sherry Cameron, sixth-grade resource teacher,Richard B. Wilson K8 School, Tucson, Arizona
"Julia Thompson's First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide offers new teachers time-tested, practical, and innovative advice on how to manage critical aspects of a teacher's life. Thompson uses her own expertise and high standards to show novice professionals how they can not just survive, but thrive. Best of all, her own love of her students shines on every page."
Margaret Hallau, director, National Outreach, Research, and Evaluation Network at the Laurent Clerc NationalDeaf Education Center, Gallaudet University
"This book should be mandatory reading for all beginning teachers! Julia Thompson has created an invaluable resource that will empower new teachers with its wealth of practical information, classroom-proven strategies, and wise advice."
Robin Gardner, Uniserv director,Virginia Education Association, Richmond, Virginia
About the Author
Julia G. Thompson has been a public school teacher for more than twenty-five years. She has taught a wide variety of subjects including English, reading, special education, math, geography, home economics, physical education, and employment skills. She is the best-selling author of Discipline Survival Kit for the Secondary Teacher.