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How to Succeed as an Elementary Teacher: The Most Effective Teaching Strategies For Classroom Teachers With Tough And Challenging Students

How to Succeed as an Elementary Teacher: The Most Effective Teaching Strategies For Classroom Teachers With Tough And Challenging Students

by Marjan Glavac


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Tips for Success: Strategies to Regain Elementary Classroom Control

Is there a knot in your stomach before you step into class?

Are disruptive, defiant students part of your nightmares?

Is the lack of control of your classroom affecting your lesson plans, your self-confidence, and ultimately your life?

Five time Teacher Award Winner Marjan Glavac shares his 29 years of teaching experience in troubled schools for empowerment of elementary teachers inside the classroom.

This book guides you through tested techniques designed to build rapport with disruptive students, inspire unmotivated kids, overcome the challenges of teaching, together with effective tools and strategies to regain classroom control in the toughest teaching environments from the first to the last day of school.

How To Succeed As An Elementary Teacher contains a bonus online workbook containing blackline masters, additional resources and websites.

You will learn:

Effective and easy techniques to remain calm, stay in control, and teach stress free… even when students are pressing your buttons!

A teaching strategy that will win back your disruptive students.

Anticipating and preventing inappropriate behaviors.

Successful tools to put an end to fights and arguments.

Simple-to-follow procedures that establish discipline on day 1 and ensure you will have a stress-free first day of school followed by a stress-free year!

19 engaging activities to make hectic days less trying and more enjoyable for you and your students.

50 strategies and activities to get a class that has run off the rails back on track.

60 ways to reignite a teacher’s passion in the aftermath of burnout.

For additional resources and information for becoming an effective teacher and making teaching fun, visit:


“Marjan, you are making a difference in the lives of students and in the world.”

Harry Wong

Harry and his wife Rosemary are the authors of The First Days of School, which has sold over 5 million copies.

“If you want success in your teaching and be remembered as making a difference in your students, read and follow the strategies in Marjan’s book. It’s a great resource for all teachers. I highly recommend it.”

Jack Canfield

Multiple New York Times bestselling author, founder and former CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises.

How to Succeed as an Elementary Teacher” saved my mind. I was at the point in my teaching career where I was having self-doubt whether I was making a difference in my students. Reading the book and using some of the useful suggestions reinforced my decision to become a teacher. Thank you.”

Marian Wood Co-op Teacher

Batchewana First Nation, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario Canada

This is my first year teaching in a public school (fourth grade), and I was ready and willing to accept help wherever I could find it.

I have not been disappointed.

Liz Luebke, Fourth Grade Teacher, El Paso, Texas USA

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780968331095
Publisher: Marjan Glavac
Publication date: 07/05/2019
Pages: 206
Sales rank: 1,133,866
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents



Chapter 1:

Building the Foundation

Know Thyself

Know Your Students: Part 1

Know Your Students: Part 2.

Building Rapport.

Building Rapport with Individual Students.

Discipline: Rules, Procedures, and Routines

Goal Setting: A Tool of Success

How To Achieve Excellence

Chapter 2

Reinforcing the Foundation

Planning to Plan

Motivating Your Class

Winning Strategies

Connecting Students With Others

Expanding a Student’s Circle of Influence

Getting Outside Help to Connect Students to Others

Building Trust and Respect through Responsibility

Chapter 3:

Smoothing the Foundation

How to Overcome Obstacles


How to Unstuck A Class

How to Get Yourself Unstuck.

Chapter 4:

Capping your Successful Foundation

End of the Year Activities

The Last Day


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