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Drive boredom out of your classroom – and keep it out – with the student-engagement strategies in this book. You’ll learn how to gain and sustain the attention of your students from the moment the bell rings. Perfect for teachers of all subjects and grade levels, these activities go head-to-head with student boredom and disengagement, resulting in class time that’s more efficient, more educational, and loads more fun! Contents include:
K 12 schools in the United States are suffering from an epidemic of teacher attrition: nearly half of all new teachers leave the field within their first five years, and thousands of teaching positions across the country are going unfilled. What can school leaders do about this persistent turnover and the resulting loss of human potential?
In this timely book, Bryan Harris describes the four broad supports that he says are crucial to helping early-career teachers succeed and stay in the profession: comprehensive induction programs, supportive administrators, skilled mentors, and helpful colleagues. He offers practical, research-based strategies to help leaders provide these supports and create a culture of collaboration across the school. The result is a school in which beginning teachers truly thrive as effective practitioners who see themselves successfully helping students learn more every day.
Is your classroom culture conducive to the expectations of the Common Core? Teaching content is not enough; students need a classroom structure and atmosphere that will help them learn key academic skills. This practical book will show you how to transform your classroom culture, raise the level of rigor, encourage higher-level questioning and critical thinking, and promote academic discussions. You will also find out how to adjust your classroom management techniques so that students learn to regulate themselves while completing these higher-level tasks.
Special Features in Each Chapter:
- Key Idea—a summary of the essential idea that will be addressed in the chapter
- Practical strategies—a variety of easy-to-implement ideas that you can try right away
- Connections to the Common Core State Standards—how the skills taught in this book will help students meet the standards
- Reflection Questions—thoughtful questions that will help teachers apply their learning to their own classrooms. These questions can be answered independently or used in book study groups.
- Extend Your Knowledge—creative ideas for extending your knowledge beyond the ideas in this book
This very well organized book is packed with practical solutions to the most common classroom management challenges faced by teachers. Dr. Harris provides strategies and solutions for behaviors such as: students who side talk, students who exhibit rude or disrespectful behavior, students who blurt out, students who struggle to maintain focus, and students who refuse to try and give up easily. Every solution is classroom-tested, highly effective, and easy to implement in the classroom setting! Use this book to help make your classroom a happier, more productive learning environment – one in which your students thrive and everyone benefits!
In this fun filled game, be the first to graduate High School with the most scholarship offers. Learn the “lingo” needed to apply for college scholarships and the classes needed to graduate at the top of your class.