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The First-Year Teacher's Checklist: A Quick Reference for Classroom Success
by Julia G. Thompson (Goodreads Author)
This easy-to-use reference--with hundreds of helpful, classroom-tested answers, ideas, techniques, and teaching tools--will help you on your way to a successful and productive school year. Designed to be flexible, the book offers a choice of ideas and approaches that best fit your classroom situation. Master teacher Julia Thompson shows you how to: Develop successful relat ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published April 20th 2009 by Jossey-Bass
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I saw this book on the bookshelf of the teacher I'm observing for my onsite teaching experience. She let me take a quick flip through the book (which is comprised mostly of checklists) and I found it a very good help-tool. It reiterates a lot of the terms used in my teaching classes at the university and reminds me to always have a good disposition and keep the students first. It comes chalk-full with wonderful teacher resources (including some online gaffs I'd never heard of until now) and some ...more
It probably would be a good book for a first year teacher...but I've read better. It simply skimmed over items that you should be aware of in your classroom, but didn't really get to the heart of the issues. How to deal with the real problems. It sounds nice and is comprehensive, but it's like drinking a shake for dinner instead of eating meat and potatoes.
Julia G. Thompson received her B.A. in English from Virginia Tech and has been a teacher in the public schools of Virginia, Arizona, and North Carolina for more than thirty-five years. She has taught a wide variety of courses including freshman composition at Virginia Tech and all of the secondary English grades (7-12). Her students have been diverse in ethnic groups as well as in age, ranging fro ...moreMore about Julia G. Thompson...