A short, practical guide written by a veteran classroom teacher for the less experienced teacher. The author believes that traditional educational methods fall short of preparing the new teacher for the realities and experience of the work-a-day world in the classroom. This book does just that. Discipline methods, effective lecturing techniques, efficient classroom organization and motivational techniques are among the wide variety of topics discussed. A particularly useful section is a segment on 'over 100 ideas for your classroom.' This chapter contains special lessons, class games, and unique interest-grabbing homework assignments that can be of benefit to teachers of all levels of experience and expertise.