Even with student teaching experience and education courses under their belts, most new teachers are unprepared for their first year in the classroom. Filled with practical insider information, this resource bridges the gap between instructional theory and practice. This clear, concise, and reader-friendly text combines research, the author's personal experiences, and valuable insights from veteran educators to help new teachers:
Create a positive learning environment
Address classroom management issues while retaining their personal style
Connect with students
Collaborate with parents and families
Handle personal and professional challenges
This book is ideal for novice and prospective teachers as well as for mentor programs and parenting classes.