The Most Dog-Eared "Teacher's Edition" You'll Have in Your Classroom Teaching is tough. And teachers, like the rest of the population, aren't perfect. Yet good teaching happens, and great teachers continue to inspire and educate generations of students. See Me After Class helps those great teachers of the future to survive the classroom long enough to become great. Fueled by hundreds of hilarious—and sometimes shocking—tales from the teachers who lived them, Elden provides tips and strategies that deal head-on with the challenges that aren't covered in new-teacher training. Lessons can go wrong. Parents may yell at you. Sunday evenings will sometimes be accompanied by the dreaded countdown to Monday morning. As a veteran teacher, Elden offers funny, practical, and honest advice, to help teachers walk through the doors of their classrooms day after day with clarity, confidence...and sanity! "A useful, empathetic guide to weathering the first-year lumps...a frothy, satisfying Guinness for the teacher's soul."—Dan Brown, NBCT, Director of the Future Educators Association, and author of The Great Expectations School "See Me After Class is a must-have book for any teacher's bookshelf. On second thought, you'll probably want to keep it on your classroom desk since you'll use it so much!"—Larry Ferlazzo, teacher and author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves "This is the kind of no-nonsense straight talk that teachers are starved for, but too rarely get...Roxanna Elden tells it like it is, with a heavy dose of practicality, a dash of cynicism, a raft of constructive suggestions, and plenty of wry humor."—Rick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies at AEI, author of Education Week blog, "Rich Hess Straight Up"
Preventing Discipline Problems, K-12: Cued to Classroom Management Training Handbook covers every aspect of classroom management and illustrates how to tap into the teacher’s most influential tool in the classroom: the person inside the teacher. Schools across the United States, as well as 15 other countries, use this text and accompanying training handbook to help train teachers to negotiate classroom problems. This book helps real teachers deal more effectively with administration, parents, substitute or cluster teaching, bullying, creating a safe classroom environment, and with students who demonstrate a variety of behavioral problems. The author, Howard Seeman, demonstrates how to handle and prevent these various situations. Included in each chapter are self-training, hands-on practice exercises and helpful guidelines and checklists to assist the beginning or veteran teacher. Online course and a live-action training DVD are available. Please contact Howard Seeman at [email protected]
This book, based on the author's extensive work with New York City school teachers, helps teachers to design instructional strategies to prevent, not just handle, disruptive classroom behavior. Seeman discusses more than 100 of these problems, from responding to talking in class to preventing violence from erupting in your school. This is the only text that is both a comprehensive training handbook and academic course text. The third edition includes new sections in each chapter for grades K-6, parents, strategies for school violence prevention, a computer resource guide, conflict-resolution training, systematic rewards for all grades, and methods for handling peer pressure and bullies. It also contains a collection of supplemental training tools. An accompanying video demonstrates preventive techniques described in the book with individual training exercises. With access to Online, Confidential Help, and a professional seminar, from the author, a national consultant on classroom management, at: http://www.ClassroomManagementOnline.com/
Over 50 percent of KD12 teachers leave the profession in four years due to classroom discipline problems. Unfortunately, with pressure to pass these students on, with colleges' dire needs for admissions and financial pressures, and with the often rough culture of adolescence, higher education teachers/professors are now finding disruptive behaviors in their college classrooms. This book helps college instructors not just handle but also prevent these real-life disruptions in higher education so as to not lower learning standards. Seeman provides guidelines for preventive skills that respect the teaching style of the instructor/professor. Included are concrete examples of problems and their preventions/solutions; help for creating a course syllabus that curtails discipline problems; and training exercises to practice these skills. The best time to solve a problem is before it starts. The book addresses how to prevent/handle things like absence; binge drinking; weapons in the classroom; use of cell phones; cheating; constant questions; cursing; digressions; dress codes; drugs; student excuses; student fighting; freedom of speech; grading arguments; harassment; inappropriate demands; interruptions; lateness; learning disabilities; plagiarism; profanity; seating arrangements; threats; verbal abuse; etc. Seeman also provides ways to deal with students who leave class early; challenge you; listen to iPods; accuse you of being unfair, racist, or sexist; monopolize discussion; bring children to class; don't pay attention; do other work in class; eat in class; call out; sleep in class; talk while you are teaching; tap pencils/pens; send text messages; are withdrawn; etc.
For classroom teachers at all levels, here is a unique collectionof practical, proven-effective techniques and ready-to-use toolsfor managing classroom behavior and creating the positiveenvironment that students and teachers need to promote learning. Each classroom-tested strategy is presented in a simple-to-useformat for quick reference that shows: What the technique or ideais, Why you need it, and How to make it work. Plus, the techniquesare complemented by support ideas, time-saving reproducible forms,lively illustrations, and interesting, reproducible quote aboutteaching. For easy to use, it s all printed in a big, 8-1/2" x 11" lay-flatformat for easy photocopying and its organized into 10 sections: PHILOSOPHY provides a philosophical framework for thestrategies presented in the book, such as "The Three C s ofTeaching." KNOW YOU "CLIENTS" features activities and surveys,including "Icebreaker: Backpack Introductions" and the "studentSurvey," to help you learn about your students and theirneeds. HOME AND SCHOOL gives you support ideas and reproducibleforms for improving the home school connection, such as"Newsletters" and "Parent Homework Letter." THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL offers tops and ready-to-usetools for getting the school year off to a positive start,including "Classroom Rules Checklist" and "Classroom WelcomeSign." VOCABULARY presents effective techniques for modifyingstudent behavior, such as "Grandma s Law," which motivates studentswith a payoff ("desert") for completing a task. TECHNIQUE, STRATEGIES, AND GOOD IDEAS is packed witheasy-to-use ideas, including "Noise Level Control" and "One-MinuteCorrection," for solving discipline problems. TEACHING SKILLS provides practical procedures thatenhance your teaching and decrease disruptive behavior, such as"Transition Time" to reduce the time spent between activities and a"Teacher Self-Assessment" to help you evaluate and improve yourteaching techniques. GREAT "LITTLE GEMS" offers a variety of helpfuldiscipline and teaching strategies. For example, "Token Economies"shows you how to use a pint system to reward good behavior. SURVIVAL SKILLS gives you invaluable ideas forconserving energy and relieving stress, such as "Crisis Management"and the "24-Hour Rule" for handling difficult situations. FORMS features time-saving, reproducible forms,including "Substitute Teacher Form," "Office Discipline Ticket,"and "Student/Teacher/Parent Action Contract." In short, One-Minute Discipline is a practical guideproviding effective, easy-to-implement approaches to the manyclassroom management and discipline challenges that teaches faceevery day.
The Classroom Management Training Handbook is cued to the textbook Preventing Classroom Disruptive Behavior, Grades K-12, Fourth Edition. It uniquely provides private, confidential self-training for a troubled teacher, or it can be used by professors of education, teacher-trainers, or school administrators to train or repair the problems teachers have in their classrooms.
A debut novel told with humor, intelligence, and heart, a “funny but insightful look at teachers in the workplace…reminiscent of the TV show The Office but set in an urban high school” (The Washington Post), perfect for fans of Tom Perrotta and Laurie Gelman. Roxanna Elden’s “laugh-out-loud funny satire” (Forbes) is a brilliantly entertaining and moving look at our education system. Each new school year brings familiar challenges to Brae Hill Valley, a struggling high school in one the biggest cities in Texas. But the teachers also face plenty of personal challenges and this year, they may finally spill over into the classroom. English teacher Lena Wright, a spoken-word poet, can never seem to truly connect with her students. Hernan D. Hernandez is confident in front of his biology classes, but tongue-tied around the woman he most wants to impress. Down the hall, math teacher Maybelline Galang focuses on the numbers as she struggles to parent her daughter, while Coach Ray hustles his troubled football team toward another winning season. Recording it all is idealistic second-year history teacher Kaytee Mahoney, whose anonymous blog gains new readers by the day as it drifts ever further from her in-class reality. And this year, a new superintendent is determined to leave his own mark on the school—even if that means shutting the whole place down.
Java is never what it seems to be. It is lush and beautiful, yet the volcanoes that dotted the island from west to east clearly hid the explosive power in its belly, often exploding as if to remind those living nearby that there are powers bigger than any human can muster. The Javanese, the largest tribe residing on the island also reflect this hidden dichotomy. Calm and pleasant and yet on occasion had been known to savagely killed thousands of its own for the same of ideology or religion. Most Javanese avowed to be Muslims, yet older Hindu-Buddhist rituals are often performed without question. This inability to break with the past makes the Javanese often derided by people from other tribes as non Muslims as Noto encountered later. Noto was facing an uncertain future after losing both his parents during the troubled year of 1965, yet Noto was able to move through life with relative ease; succeeding in everything he did through his sheer determination, cunning, and, very likely, the intelligence with which he was born. Following his instinct, he chose to enter the Army Transport Unit after graduating first in his class at the Indonesian National Military Academy to the dismay of the Superintendent of the Academy. His instinct was proofed right when he defeated and captured a rebel leader and all his troops with a rag tag group of Indonesian army mechanics soon after his arrival in the trouble spot; a feat which earned him swift battle-field promotion from Second Lieutenant to Major and attention from the new Army Chief of Staff. While on leave from the army for a scheduled R&R, he accidentally unravel the mystery of whom his parents were. It eventually led Noto to the palace, where the Sultan had been forewarned of his arrival through the Court Recorders unusual dream. The Court Recorder had told him more than ten months earlier that in his dream someone kept on saying saying: The golden river that flows from the north will bring order to the kingdom The spiritual aspect of the premonition which foretold his arrival and the revelation of Notos ealier encounter with the Goddess of the Southern Ocean (Nyai Roro Kidul) marked Noto as a special person; someone to be reckoned with.
A Chinese woman shares her family's often traumatic experience in Communist China, from her birth during the Great Famine of the early 1960s through the horrors of the Cultural Revolution and the massacre at Tiananmen Square. Reprint.