The New Teacher Toolbox
Proven Tips and Strategies for a Great First Year
This edition is a concise yet complete guide for novice teachers, covering all the essentials for getting off to a good start. With new tips for everything from establishing an ideal classroom environment to making it through teacher evaluations, this revised edition of The New Teacher Toolbox helps you plan ahead with confidence, keep your perspective, and prepare for the unexpected.
Scott M. Mandel introduces techniques by grade level, making the book easy to read sequentially or as a reference for specific situations. Written in a conversational tone, this completely revised edition includes an expanded section on Internet use and provides field-tested strategies on how to:
· Encourage student participation and critical thinking
· Establish fair grading practices
· Modify instructional methods and curricula for students with special needs
· Increase parent involvement
· Manage stress and maintain sanity
Even experienced teachers can benefit from the practical and straightforward advice in this guide. A must-have for any educator struggling with parent-teacher conferences, writing report cards, and communicating with TSAs—everything new teachers need to know and are too afraid to ask!