Ideas for creating an orderly classroom where learning can thrive This unique, hands-on book is packed with tested ideas and strategies to help you create a classroom environment where good conduct and high achievement are the rm and where students become self- motivated and take responsibility for their actions. The second edition is fully revised and updated to reflect changes in the past decade. * Puts the focus on the teacher as a leader and coach who encourages students to buy into a classroom management approach * Offers information about setting limits, safety issues, and protecting student's privacy * Covers topics including techlogy; disruptions in the classroom form i-pods and cell phones; computers in the classroom; motivating, engaging, instructing students; and communicating with students and parents This must have resource offers a comprehensive and accessible guide to disciple in the school setting, complete with handy forms, checklists, and self-assessments.
Julia G. Thompson has been a public school teacher for more than twenty-five years. Thompson currently teaches in Fairfax County, Virginia, and is an active speaker, consultant, teacher trainer, and workshop presenter. Author of the best-selling The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide and The First-Year Teacher's Checklist, she also publishes a Web site (http://juliagthompson.com) offering tips for teachers on a wide variety of topics.