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The New Elementary Teacher's Handbook

The New Elementary Teacher's Handbook
Flourishing in Your First Year

Second Edition

May 2002 | 248 pages | Corwin
The New Elementary Teacher's Handbook, Second Edition adds new insights into the plight that faces the twenty-first century teacher. With changing demographics and added pressure from state and local governments in the area of accountability and stricter standards for teachers and students alike, new teachers need a resource that can help guide them through their day-to-day routine. This book helps them do just that with activities, strategies, and techniques to help the new teacher save time and energy.

Due to teacher shortages, many teachers today are not credentialed and need the common sense help that this book offers. Faced with the daunting task of keeping their teaching skills current, today's educators also need to stay abreast of changing conditions in the field of education, technology, and community. The author has written a simple, concise, and detailed handbook to get today's teacher through the difficult early years of teaching.

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
About the Author
1. You Are Not Alone
2. Organizing Your Classroom and Yourself
3. Learner-Friendly Classroom Management
4. Preparing Lesson Plans and Units That Engage Students
5. Preventing Discipline Problems
6. Assessing Student Learning and Performance
7. Developing Partnerships With Parents
8. Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers!)
9. Your Own Professional Development
References and Suggested Readings

Praise for the First Edition: "The most helpful and practical resource I own! It has aided me in increasing my efficiency and therefore my confidence in the classroom. This is a must-read for all first-year teachers!" 

Jennifer Jackson
First-Grade Bilingual Teacher, Landels Elementary School, Mountain View, CA

"A blockbuster book for the beginning teacher—chock-full of practical and imaginative suggestions. A source book of fine educational practices."

Mary B. Roberts, Supervisor, Elementary Education
College of Education, University of San Francisco

"Kathleen Jonson has designed an excellent road map to guide new teachers during their beginning years."

Gail Adams, Program Administrator
Curriculum Improvement and Professional Development; San Francisco Unified School District

The New Elementary Teacher’s Handbook provides a wealth of excellent information and practical advice for the novice teacher. This easy-to-read handbook offers comprehensive guidance to help new teachers deal efficiently with the many complexities of teaching. From classroom seating charts to dealing with staff and parents, this guide offers excellent advice on a wide range of issues.”

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