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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: JME Publishing (April 30, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0692659242
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692659243
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As a five year, career-change teacher, I found myself rapidly approaching burnout. Worse, I was seeing it in teachers I deeply admired, both with more and less experience than me. I work in a high poverty school, and I could see the beginning of an exodus, from our building and our profession. This book has allowed me to breathe and regroup. I am hopeful in a way I haven't felt in quite a while. I've ordered two more copies for friends. Thank you Mr. Linsin, your book is truly a gift.
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Get your life back and renew your passion for teaching. This book is helpful: although you already know this, you need specific information about how to streamline your priorities in Your teaching life. Michael Linsin will give you that, especially if you are well-meaning and overwhelmed by the insatiable demands of teaching in today's schools.
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One thing is his personality shines through. When he describes hamming it up for laughs in the classroom he is likeable and I think this is part of why he resonates. He offers some deceptively simple advice about the best way to build relationships, like always being pleasant - the Law of Reciprocity - or the value of setting simple goals which I think most teachers would agree with and which I think most at least attempt unless stress wears them down. Simplifying the essential skills of successful teaching is sort of the goal of his book.

So Linsin conveys a spirit of relaxed enjoyment and humour that has helped him reduce stress in the job to a minimum. He is not unswervingly positive or optimistic. He is irritated by the onerous time burdens of many new programs that are constantly being introduced. Throughout the book Linsin argues that teachers are overburdened with information, that they need to cut back and simplify, to protect their time and concentrate on the essential skills of effective teaching. I agree with his observation and it is a sentiment shared by many of the teachers I work with. He sees it as an act of strength to be able to say 'No' and believes that you should protect your time politely but firmly.

Linsin's blog and his earlier books give the nut and bolts of his classroom management approach and his teaching style. As many of the comments on his website attest, implementing these practical ideas often proves transformative. They really are empowering ideas and I would encourage anyone who is struggling with classroom management to discover them.
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I just finished the powerful Smart Classroom Management and went right to Happy Teacher Habits. Both books are everything teaching programs and administrators fail to give new teachers: clear direction on maintaining control, putting the work in the students' hands and inspiring students with awesome lessons. Such an inexpensive investment in my teaching career! I see a review below about how to tackle "learned helplessness." Maybe Linsin's next book? I think he has a lot of books to write. I plan to re-read both books again before September.
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I just finished The Happy Teacher Habits and it is an excellent book! It is practical, pragmatic, without being preachy. Michael's writing is a gift to teachers. I wish more teacher preperation courses used books like this instead of theory books,etc. If you are a good teacher who wants to be great teacher, read this book.
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Excellent source for frustrated teachers. Consistency is the key, but it helps to know what to be consistent in and what good habits to form to survive what could otherwise be a challenging and very stressful school year.
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I have read other books of Linsin's, and I am subscribed to his blog. His management philosophy transformed my career and his books inspire and re-energize my passion for teaching every time a read (or re-read) them.
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This book is a quick, easy read with lots of ideas. However, I do wish there were more examples. Like, how do we determine what the 20% is? How do we break the cycle of learned helplessness?
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