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Julia G. Thompson
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Increase your beginning teachers' chances for success with this comprehensive training package, based on Julia Thompson's bestselling book for new teachers. Dubbed a "mentor in a book," The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide has helped more than 100,000 new teachers create a positive and dynamic learning environment for their students while meeting the challenges of each school day.
This rich multimedia training package distills Thompson's practical approach to teaching and classroom management--honed over thirty years of real-world experience--with ninety-plus minutes of video instruction on such core topics as:
Using proactive strategies to minimize misbehavior and encourage self-discipline
Planning productive lessons
Using class time and space wisely
Delivering dynamic instruction to meet the needs of all learners
Working as part of a collaborative school team
The accompanying Facilitator's Manual offers a treasure trove for staff developers: a selection of workshop agendas for each video module (to fit a one-day workshop or ongoing training); insightful discussion questions to ensure lively workshops; suggestions for further reading on each topic; and a plethora of free downloadable forms to keep new teachers organized. Also included is a wealth of tips to ensure workshops stay engaging and productive. With this comprehensive training package, schools and districts can get an effective teacher induction program up and running for a fraction of the cost of hiring an outside trainer.
People are Talking About The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide
"Thompson provides it all This guide will help keep new professional educators focused on what is most important: the mutual positive development of their students and themselves."--Dr. David E. Hutt, superintendent, Buellton Union School District, California
"Thompson has created an invaluable resource that will empower new teachers with its wealth of practical information, classroom-proven strategies, and wise advice." --Robin Gardner, Uniserv director, Virginia Education Association, Richmond, Virginia
"Helps beginning teachers--even those with no prior teaching experience--to understand the basics of effective teaching. I will definitely make this book required reading for my teacher interns."--Bill Snead, director of Alternative Certification Programs, Harris County Department of Education, Houston, Texas
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