'The information here - knowledge that veteran teachers have acquired through experience - will be a real life-saver for new teachers' - Cynthia A. Givens, Director, The Education Station Central High School, Cheyenne, WY. 'This book is great for a working teacher because it gives just enough background to validate the concepts without overwhelming the practical application' - Sharon Jefferies, Teacher Lakeville Elementary School, Orlando, FL. This is a proven plan for finding fulfillment in and out of the classroom! Teaching is a highly rewarding-and highly demanding-profession. Honoring educators for the invaluable work they do, this unique resource provides critical information about being a highly competent teacher while living a rewarding, satisfying life outside of work. Focused on preparation, effective teaching techniques, and collaboration, this nuts-and-bolts volume quickly covers a wide range of topics for busy teachers with limited time.
The dozens of practical strategies help new and veteran educators find the right balance between personal and professional priorities and master such essentials as: preventing behavior problems; assessing and monitoring students' progress; differentiating instruction; and partnering with parents and guardians. Featuring 'bottom line' tips, reproducibles for teacher reflection and support, and up-to-date resources, "Teach Well, Live Well" is an essential tool for educators looking to enjoy vibrant, productive careers and lives.
John Luckner is a professor in the School of Special Education at the University of Northern Colorado. He has worked as a classroom teacher, teacher trainer, researcher, and author for the past three decades. His primary professional interests include teacher preparation, language and literacy development, and collaboration. He is the co-author of four books and one test, the author of several textbook chapters, and he has written more than 75 juried journal articles. Suzanne Rudolph is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified personal and professional life coach, and Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She has assisted others with making important changes in their lives for the past 16 years and has a private practice in northern Colorado.
Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction 1. Preparing Properly Have a Great Year and Career Maintain Perspective Learn the Policies and Procedures Be Proactive Design the Physical Environment Establish Student Routines Develop General Rules of Conduct for Students Prepare for the First Day of School 2. Teaching Effectively Understand and Appreciate Students Attend to the Science of Teaching Apply the Art of Teaching Build and Activate Background Knowledge Enhance Social Relationships and Promote Learning Include Brain-Based Learning Principles Increase Academic Learning Time Ask Good Questions Integrate Technology Differentiate Instruction Employ Graphic Organizers Use Learning Centers Assess and Monitor Students' Progress Prepare for Statewide and Districtwide Assessments Teach Study Skills Instruct Students on How to Pass Tests Value Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Help English Language Learners Succeed Include Adaptations for Students With Special Needs Use Evidence-Based Practices Incorporate Activities Deal With Paperwork Efficiently Develop a Substitute Folder 3. Collaborating With Others Foster Positive Relationships Be a Great Team Player Look for Mentors Partner With Parents and Guardians Facilitate Effective Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences Manage Difficult Conversations Recruit and Organize Volunteers 4. Taking Care of Yourself Balance Your Professional and Personal Life Make Peace With Your Inner Critic Love Your Personal Life and Your Career Achieve Your Goals Set and Maintain Boundaries Manage Yourself and Your Time Be a Lifelong Learner Resources Web Sites References and Suggested Reading Index
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