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Teach Well, Live Well
Strategies for Success

Edited by:
  • John Luckner - University of Northern Colorado, USA
  • Suzanne Rudolph - Private Practice, License Psychologist, University of Chicago, USA


April 2009 | 248 pages | Corwin
'The information here—knowledge that veteran teachers have acquired through experience—will be a real life-saver for new teachers' - Cynthia A. Givens, Director, The Education Station

Central High School, Cheyenne, WY

'This book is great for a working teacher because it gives just enough background to validate the concepts without overwhelming the practical application' - Sharon Jefferies, Teacher

Lakeville Elementary School, Orlando, FL

A proven plan for finding fulfillment in and out of the classroom!

Teaching is a highly rewarding—and highly demanding—profession. Honoring educators for the invaluable work they do, this unique resource provides critical information about being a highly competent teacher while living a rewarding, satisfying life outside of work.

Focused on preparation, effective teaching techniques, and collaboration, this nuts-and-bolts volume quickly covers a wide range of topics for busy teachers with limited time. The dozens of practical strategies help new and veteran educators find the right balance between personal and professional priorities and master such essentials as:

- Preventing behavior problems

- Assessing and monitoring students' progress

- Differentiating instruction

- Partnering with parents and guardians

Featuring 'bottom line' tips, reproducibles for teacher reflection and support, and up-to-date resources, Teach

Well, Live Well is an essential tool for educators looking to enjoy vibrant, productive careers and lives.

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
1. Preparing Properly
Have a Great Year and Career

 
Maintain Perspective

 
Learn the Policies and Procedures

 
Be Proactive

 
Design the Physical Environment

 
Establish Student Routines

 
Develop General Rules of Conduct for Students

 
Prepare for the First Day of School

 
 
2. Teaching Effectively
Understand and Appreciate Students

 
Attend to the Science of Teaching

 
Apply the Art of Teaching

 
Build and Activate Background Knowledge

 
Enhance Social Relationships and Promote Learning

 
Include Brain-Based Learning Principles

 
Increase Academic Learning Time

 
Ask Good Questions

 
Integrate Technology

 
Differentiate Instruction

 
Employ Graphic Organizers

 
Use Learning Centers

 
Assess and Monitor Students' Progress

 
Prepare for Statewide and Districtwide Assessments

 
Teach Study Skills

 
Instruct Students on How to Pass Tests

 
Value Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

 
Help English Language Learners Succeed

 
Include Adaptations for Students With Special Needs

 
Use Evidence-Based Practices

 
Incorporate Activities

 
Deal With Paperwork Efficiently

 
Develop a Substitute Folder

 
 
3. Collaborating With Others
Foster Positive Relationships

 
Be a Great Team Player

 
Look for Mentors

 
Partner With Parents and Guardians

 
Facilitate Effective Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences

 
Manage Difficult Conversations

 
Recruit and Organize Volunteers

 
 
4. Taking Care of Yourself
Balance Your Professional and Personal Life

 
Make Peace With Your Inner Critic

 
Love Your Personal Life and Your Career

 
Achieve Your Goals

 
Set and Maintain Boundaries

 
Manage Yourself and Your Time

 
Be a Lifelong Learner

 
 
Resources
Web Sites

 
References and Suggested Reading

 
 
Index

"The information here—knowledge that veteran teachers have acquired through experience—will be a real life-saver for new teachers."

Cynthia A. Givens, Director, The Education Station
Central High School, Cheyenne, WY

"This book is great for a working teacher because it gives just enough background to validate the concepts without overwhelming the practical application."

Sharon Jefferies, Teacher
Lakeville Elementary School, Orlando, FL

"This book has suggestions for organization that are invaluable to new or veteran teachers."

Jude A. Huntz, Adult Education Coordinator
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church and School, Leawood, KS

"This is an amazing book. I would not hesitate to give this to someone who was starting on a teaching career."

Jane Hunn, Science Teacher
Tippecanoe Valley Middle School, Akron, IN

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