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ERIC Number: ED498569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Pages: 352
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7879-7471-8
Teaching Outside the Box: How to Grab Your Students By Their Brains
Johnson, LouAnne
Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley
This book offers strategies to help both new teachers and seasoned veterans create dynamic classroom environments where students enjoy learning and teachers enjoy teaching. In addition to no-nonsense advice, checklists, and handouts, the book includes: (1) A step-by-step plan to make the first week of school a success; (2) Approaches for creating a positive discipline plan; (3) Methods for motivating students, especially reluctant readers; (4) Strategies for successful classroom management; and (5) Suggestions for creating and grading student portfolios. The book includes eleven chapters: (1) Are You Teacher Material? (The pros and cons of teaching and what it takes to be a super teacher); (2) Do Your Homework (A framework for helping teachers define their own teaching philosophies); (3) Preparation, Preparation, Preparation (Tips for organizing your classroom, your paperwork, and your self); (4) Make the First Week of Class a First-Class Week (Suggestions and specific activities for creating a dynamic classroom); (5) Discipline is Not a Dirty Word (Techniques for designing rules and creating a positive discipline environment); (6) Motivation & Morale Boosters (Practical suggestions for motivating and inspiring students of all ages and abilities); (7) The Three R's: Reading, Reading, and Reading (Tips for motivating kids to read, improve comprehension, and teach poetry); (8) Teachers Talk: Q&A (Q&A from teachers on topics that may not be discussed in teacher training); (9) Students FAQ (Friends, siblings, parents, staying cool, bullies, and more); (10) Time and Energy Savers (Tips to save time, reduce stress, & focus energy on teaching instead of busy work); and (11) Twenty Years From Now (Letters from readers who write about their teachers). An appendix includes resources, books, and websites.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A