Finding Success the First Year

Finding Success the First Year

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New teachers have it tough. They have a very difficult and complex job, and they must learn how to do it in front of a studio audience of unruly adolescents, anxious parents, and watchful administrators. To help new teachers navigate this daunting backdrop, Finding Success the First Year is here to act as a personal guide to the first year of teaching. This book was written by a new teacher navigating through his own first year, and it uses those experiences to serve as a foundation for a step-by-step guide on how to survive and thrive in that all important first year. With everything from answers to frequent new-teacher questions and warnings of common new teacher pitfalls to specific strategies and veteran tricks useful for clawing back precious hours of the day, Matthew Johnson gives clear tips and clear reasons for them in a straightforward, jargonless voice and a mixture of practicality and philosophy.GAME. OF. INCHES. The. morning after first-semester finals I went to school to grade the last pieces of student work I would see until after winter break. My ... This round of essays was no different, and I found it fitting that my first semester would end with my spending time with a handful of thoughtful revisions from some of my favorite students. ... They all received a copy of their essay with copious comments in the margins, a short letter detailing their strengths and weaknesses, and aanbsp;...

Title:Finding Success the First Year
Author:Matthew Johnson
Publisher:R&L Education - 2010-10-16


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