NEW! THE First Days of School, 5th edition
NEW! THE First Days of School, 5th edition
The 5th edition has just been released! Over 4 million copies have been sold of the preeminent book on classroom management and teaching for lesson achievement. It includes the new DVD, You Have Changed My Life, featuring William Martinez.
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Publisher-Direct Price: $27.95
Over 4 million copies have been sold of the preeminent book on classroom management and teaching for lesson achievement. The book walks a teacher, either novice or veteran, through the most effective ways to begin a school year and continue to become an effective teacher. It is the most basic book on how to teach. Every teacher and administrator needs to have a copy.
The 5th edition comes in a new portrait format. The book includes updated research, more examples and stories, and an updated Lesson Mastery unit introducing an easy-to-implement Learning Triangle. It also includes a new DVD with William Martinez, You Have Changed My Life. It is a presentation told in story, song, and American Sign Language that affirms you ARE the difference in the life of a child.
The book is used in thousands of school districts, in over 120 countries, over 2,100 college classrooms, and has been translated into nine languages. It is practical, yet inspiring. But most important, it works!
This is the most requested book for what works in the classroom for teacher and student success. It is filled with the essential information for transforming every teacher into a very effective teacher.
- 336-page book with Index and Bibliography
- 55 "Going Beyond" folders of additional resources
- 54-minute DVD, You Have Changed My Life
- ISBN: 978-0-9764233-8-6, 5th edition
Table of Contents
THE First Days of School, 5th EditionContentsDedicationAbout the DVD, You Have Changed My LifeAbout the AuthorsUnit A Basic Understandings—The TeacherThe successful teacher must know and practice the three characteristics of an effective teacher.1. What Is an Effective Teacher?2. How to Succeed on the First Days of School3. How the First Year Can Be Successful4. How to Close the Student Achievement Gap5. How Proven, Research-Based Practices HelpUnit B First Characteristic—Positive ExpectationsThe effective teacher has positive expectations for student success.6. Why Positive Expectations Are Important7. How to Invite Students to Learning8. How to Dress for Success9. How to Create a Culture of Courtesy and CooperationUnit C Second Characteristic—Classroom ManagementThe effective teacher is an extremely good classroom manager.10. Why You Want a Well-Managed Classroom11. How to Have Your Classroom Ready12. How to Introduce Yourself to Students13. How to Arrange and Assign Seating14. How to Start a Class Effectively Each Day15. How to Teach Classroom Procedures16. How to Create Consistency in the Classroom17. How to Have an Effective Discipline PlanUnit D Third Characteristic—Lesson MasteryThe effective teacher knows how to design lessons to help students achieve.18. How to Create an Effective Lesson19. How to Assess for Student Learning20. How to Evaluate for Student Learning21. How to Enhance Student LearningUnit E Future Understandings—The ProfessionalThe teacher who constantly learns and grows becomes a professional educator.22. How to Be an Effective Teacher23. How to Maximize Your PotentialCreditsBibliographyIndexBack of BookDVD You Have Changed My LifeThe story of how a teacher can impact the life of a child told in story, song, and American Sign Language.
You Have Changed My Life
Going Beyond "GoBe" Folders
These folders offer additional information, research, and activities that supplement THE First Days of School. The GoBe content transcends all grade levels and all subject areas.
Unit A Basic Understandings _The Teacher1 Chapter 12 Chapter 23 Chapter 34 Chapter 4
This chapter has one GoBe. Click the link to access it.Page 35 - Stories of Successful Teachers
Unit B First Characteristic _Positive Expectations6 Chapter 6
This chapter has one GoBe. Click the link to access it.Page 49 - Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement
7 Chapter 7
Unit C Second Characteristic _Classroom Management11 Chapter 11
This chapter has one GoBe. Click the link to access it.Page 105 - Students Who Face the Board Learn More
12 Chapter 12
This chapter has three GoBes. Click the link of the item you wish to access.Page 111 - Communication with Parents or Guardians
Page 112 - Home Visitations
Page 119 - Sharing
13 Chapter 13
This chapter has one GoBe. Click the link to access it.Page 123 - Assorted Seating Arrangements
14 Chapter 14
This chapter has one GoBe. Click the link to access it.Page 137 - The Workers Start the Day
15 Chapter 1516 Chapter 16
Unit D Third Characteristic _Lesson Mastery18 Chapter 18
This chapter has three GoBes. Click the link of the item you wish to access.Page 225 - The Instructional Coach
Page 230 - Commentary on Bloom’s Taxonomy
Page 237 - You Teach the Students, Not the Textbook
19 Chapter 1920 Chapter 20
This chapter has two GoBes. Click the link of the item you wish to access.Page 273 - No Zeros Allowed
Page 274 - Your Students Can Outperform 98 Percent of Other Students
Unit E Future Understandings _The Professional22 Chapter 2223 Chapter 23
This chapter has five GoBes. Click the link of the item you wish to access.Page 310 - Amanda’s Go-To Guide
Page 315 - Use Coaches, Not Mentors
Page 318 - Replicate the Five Stages
Page 321 - Collaboration in an Urban School District
Page 322 - Learning from the Best or Chasing Silver Bullets
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