Ace Your First Year Teaching

Ace Your First Year Teaching

by Anthony D. Fredericks


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New teachers don’t want to just survive their first year, they want to thrive! In this book, renowned author and teacher Anthony D. Fredericks, Ed.D, offers practical insights, dynamic teaching techniques, and classroom advice from principals, superintendents, and teachers around the country. Building on the success of the award-winning Ace Your Teacher Interview and Ace Your Teacher Resume (and Cover Letter), this book provides you with useful and effective teaching tools and strategies that will make your first year a success. Also included are self-assessments that will help you evaluate and develop your teaching skills, learning environment, and student achievement. Calling upon years of experience, Dr. Fredericks discusses scenarios a first year teacher is sure to encounter and offers approaches and solutions to guide you through each. Backed by proven research that will help you create an engaging, motivating, and productive classroom, Ace Your First Year Teaching belongs on any new teacher’s shelf.

Thoughtfully structured and organized, Ace Your First Year Teaching covers subjects like:

• Effective teaching techniques and strategies

• The do’s and don’ts of good classroom management

• Applying and adjusting to the Common Core

• Creating an inspiring and motivating learning environment

• Incorporating and adapting to classroom technology

• Inspiring and assessing student achievement

Ace Your First Year Teaching is the essential resource for any ambitious educator. From building relationships to collaborating with colleagues to understanding the Common Core, this comprehensive guide will not only help you survive your first year of teaching, it will help you thrive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681570457
Publisher: Blue River Press
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 463,899
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Anthony D Fredericks, Ed.D. is a nationally recognized educator well known for his practical teacher materials and stimulating and engaging conference presentations. A professor of education at York College of Pennsylvania, he is an award-winning and best-selling author of more than 150 books. His extensive background includes experience as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, professional storyteller, curriculum coordinator, educational consultant, and staff developer.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction ix

"Are You Ready?" 1

1 "Help! I'm a New Teacher!!" 3

2 What They Never Told You in College (and what they did) 13

3 Becoming an Effective Teacher 25

Inviting Students to Learn 39

4 Establishing an Invitational Classroom 41

5 The First Day; The First Week 69

6 The Community of School 97

7 Your Hidden Ally - Parents 109

Successful Classroom Management 125

8 Creating a Positive Learning Environment 127

9 Setting and Maintaining Behavioral Standards 139

10 The Do's and Don'ts of Classroom Management 157

11 Preventing Classroom Problems 169

12 Time Management 181

Effective Classroom Instruction 193

13 Creating Successful Lessons 195

14 It's All About the Methods 207

15 Your Most Powerful Teaching Tool: Questions 221

16 Taming the Homework "Monster" 239

17 Meeting All Their Needs 245

18 Assessing Student Progress 265

19 Motivating Your Students 285

"Yes, I'm Ready!" 301

20 Under the Microscope: Formal Observations 303

21 Stress Management 101 317

22 How to be an A+ Teacher 329

23 The Best Advice 341

Index 345

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