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ERIC Number: ED450124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 143
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8039-6795-0
Succeeding in the Secondary Classroom: Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers.
Arnold, Harriett
This book presents ideas for beginning secondary teachers who want to excel during their first year of teaching. The eight chapters focus on: (1) "Before the First Days of School" (e.g., classroom design, school policies, important people to know, dressing for success, special education students, school records, and emergency procedures); (2) "The First Week of School" (class procedures and first day of school celebration award); (3) "Planning for Classroom Instruction" (classroom instruction and planning for instruction); (4) "Student Recordkeeping" (communicating with students, classroom records and telephone log, student contact, and student assessment of the course and homework); (5) "Classroom Management and Discipline" (classroom environment and classroom management); (6)"Working with Colleagues, Substitutes, and Paraprofessionals" (mentor teachers, veteran teachers, substitute teachers, and communication with staff); (7) "Communicating with Parents" (parent contact, planning for the open house, communicating with Mom and Dad, and Mom and Dad come to school); and (8) "Finding Balance: Loneliness at the Chalkboard" (e.g., school politics, department politics, parent issues, student politics, evaluation, professional organizations, and professional development growth plan). Two resources list professional organizations and subject-specific organizations. (SM)
Corwin Press, Inc., a Sage Publications Company, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218. Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-4-1-SCHOOL; e-mail:; Web site: (paperbound, ISBN-0-8039-6795-0, $29.95; hardbound, ISBN-0-8039-6794-2, $65.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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