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Keys to the Classroom A Teacher's Guide to the First Month of School

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ISBN-10: 0761975551

ISBN-13: 9780761975557

Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Carrol Moran, Judy Stobbe, Wendy Baron, Janette Miller, Ellen Moir

List price: $35.95
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The purpose of this guide is to pass on to new teachers the keys to opening the school year successfully. Providing assistance in planning for the first two weeks of school, and offering a wide assortment of activities from which to choose, the text guides the teacher in using the first month of school as a foundation for creating a rich learning environment for the rest of the year. What the teacher must know about classroom management, the first day of school, student assessment, and parent communications are covered in detail. The authors also offer an approach to long-term planning (used in establishing the appropriate standards-based context for daily activities) and provide short term, minute by minute planning guides as well. Incorporating the input of many new and veteran teachers, Key to the Classrooms second edition offers greater detail and a more expanded format than the popular original text.
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Book details

List price: $35.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 6/23/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430

Janette Miller has taught grades K-6, served as a reading specialist, evaluated new employees in Santa Cruz City Schools District, and supported new teachers through the Santa Cruz New Teacher Project. She has extensive training in classroom management, peer coaching, and evaluation. She has particularly enjoyed training novice and veteran teachers in classroom management techniques, direct teaching model, the reading/writing connection, and conceptual math strategies. Currently she is a Cotsen Family Foundation mentor working with veteran teachers to improve their practices.

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
A Guide to Planning
Creating the Environment
Daily Routines and Procedures
The First Two Weeks of School... A Detailed Account
Activities for the First Month
Fingerplays and Songs for Oral Language in English and Spanish
Assessments
Parent Communications: Sample Letters in English and Spanish
Resources