New teachers have it tough. They have a very difficult and complex job, and they must learn how to do it in front of a studio audience of unruly adolescents, anxious parents, and watchful administrators. To help new teachers navigate this daunting backdrop, Finding Success the First Year is here to act as a personal guide to the first year of teaching. This book was written by a new teacher navigating through his own first year, and it uses those experiences to serve as a foundation for a step-by-step guide on how to survive and thrive in that all important first year. With everything from answers to frequent new-teacher questions and warnings of common new teacher pitfalls to specific strategies and veteran tricks useful for clawing back precious hours of the day, Matthew Johnson gives clear tips and clear reasons for them in a straightforward, jargonless voice and a mixture of practicality and philosophy.
In the two short years of his career, Matthew Johnson has already experienced a variety of schools, taught most of grades 7-12, and striven to be a part of every little corner of school life. To learn more about Finding Success the First Year, and to get your hands on essential first-year teacher resources, please visit the author's website: www.matthewmjohnson.com.
Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2011.