Your First Year As a High School Teacher
Survive & Thrive in the Classroom From Day One!Teaching high school students is the toughest job you'll ever love. Of course, often it is an acquired love. You must learn to manage your students' education and play parent, counselor, police officer, and mentor. Wow! Now relaxit doesn't have to be overwhelming. With a little preparation you can ensure that you and your students get the most out of your time in the classroom and enjoy it!Full of real-world advice and answers for the complex issues facing today's high school teachers, this down-to-earth and witty book will teach you how to create an atmosphere of cooperation, learning, and respect within your classroom. Use this helpful guide as your personal mentor to achieve a successful and satisfying career as a high school teacher.Earn straight A's your first year by knowing how to: Create an attention-grabbing and interactive teaching environment Manage difficult students and unique teenage problems Communicate, educate, and have fun with your students Balance the demands of old-school administrators and pushy parents Fairly assess, grade, and evaluate students Develop effective and engrossing lesson plans Straightforward, up-to-date, and engaging. I've seen a lot of resource books for new teachers, and this is the best of the bunch.Wendell Geis, continuing education administrator, University of California, DavisFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
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