Day One and Beyond Practical Matters for New Middle-Level Teachers

ISBN-10: 1571103554
ISBN-13: 9781571103550
Edition: 2003
Authors: Rick Wormeli
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Book details

List price: $30.67
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date: 1/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Your teacher training may have provided sound theory and a collection of instructional techniques, but it's often the practical details that can make day-to-day survival difficult in your first days, weeks, and years of teaching. For new teachers or those just new to the middle-school environment, here is an invaluable resource from the author of Meet Me in the Middle that will help you walk in the door prepared to teach. Oriented toward the unique experience of teaching grades 5 through 9, Day One and Beyond delivers proven best practices along with often-humorous observations that provide a window into the middle school environment. Based on his many years of research and experience in the middle school classroom, Rick offers frontline advice on:practical survival matters, such as what to do the first day and week, setting up the grade book and other record keeping, and what to do if you only have one computer in the classroom;classroom management, including discipline, getting students' attention, and roving classrooms;social issues, like the unique nature of middle-level students, relating to students, and positive relations with parents;professional concerns, from collegiality with teammates to professional resources all middle-level teachers should have.Content and instruction are important, but so are the practical matters that enable sound teaching practice. Day One and Beyond shows middle-level teachers how to manage the physical and emotional aspects of their unique environment so they can do what they've been trained to do: successfully teach young adolescents.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Unique Nature of Middle School Teaching
What to Do on the First Day and in the First Week
Discipline
The Physical Classroom
Grade Books, Tardies, Absences, and Other Record Keeping
Grouping
Teaming
Dealing with Homework
Parents
Substitute-Teacher Plans
Our Own Professional Development
Relating to Students
Sample Quarterly Newsletter, Rubrics, and Choices for Historical Novel Unit
App. B: Recommended Resources
References
Index

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