Being a great teacher is more than lesson plans and seating charts. In this revised and expanded new edition of the classic bestseller, you learn what it takes to be the very best educator you can be, starting from day one in your new classroom!
Filled with real-world life lessons from experienced teachers as well as practical tips and techniques, you'll gain the skill and confidence you need to create a successful learning environment for you and your students, including how to:
Organize a classroom
Create engaging lesson plans
Set ground rules and use proper behavior management
Deal with prejudice, controversy, and violence
Work with colleagues and navigate the chain of command
Incorporate mandatory test preparation within the curriculum
Implement the latest educational theories
In this book, veteran teacher Melissa Kelly provides you with the confidence you'll need to step into class and teach right from the start.
Melissa Kelly, MEd, is a secondary school teacher, instructional designer, and the author of The Everything New Teacher Book: A Survival Guide for the First Year and Beyond. Melissa has wide-ranging classroom experience spanning more than two decades. She has taught middle and high school social studies, government, and economics in advanced placement, honors, and virtual school classrooms. As an instructional designer, Melissa has re-developed more than twenty courses for Florida Virtual School, including AP US History and World History. She has also led instructional design for several Pamoja Education courses.