Day One and Beyond

Practical Matters for New Middle-Level Teachers

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.

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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 thr...read more

About the Author(s)

One of the first National Board-Certified teachers in America, Rick brings innovation and energy to his writing and instructional practices. He has spent the past 38 years teaching math, science, English, physical education, health, and history, as well as coaching teachers and principals. Rick’s work has been reported in numerous media outlets, including “Good Morning America” and National Geographic magazine. He is a columnist for AMLE Magazine, a contributor to ASCD’s Educational Leadership, and has presented in all fifty states and around the world.

Table of Contents

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Introduction: You Mean I Get to Do This Every Day?
1. The Unique Nature of Middle School Teaching
2. What to Do on the First Day and in the First Week
3. Discipline
4. The Physical Classroom
5. Grade Books, Tardies, Absences, and Other Record Keeping
6. Grouping
7. Teaming
8. Dealing with Homework
9. Parents
10. Substitute-Teacher Plans
11. Our Own Professional Development
12. Relating to Students
Appendix A: Sample Quarterly Newsletter, Rubrics, and Choices for the Historical Novel Unit
Appendix B: Recommended Resources
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 5-9
Media: 208 pp/paper
Year: 2002
Item No: 0355Item No: 0446Item No: B355
ISBN: 978-157110-355-0ISBN: 978-157110-446-5ISBN: 978-15711B-355-0

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