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)

Rick Wormeli is a National Board Certified Teacher and a columnist for Middle Ground magazine. The winner of Disney's American Teacher Award for English in 1996, Rick is an internationally known speaker on middle-level education, innovation, and teacher professionalism.

Table of Contents

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Contents
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: 2003
Item No: 0355Item No: 0446Item No: B355
ISBN: 978-157110-355-0ISBN: 978-157110-446-5ISBN: 978-15711B-355-0

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