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ERIC Number: ED532937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 192
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4166-1390-9
When Teaching Gets Tough: Smart Ways to Reclaim Your Game
Mendler, Allen
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Every survey of teachers that's ever been conducted has shown that the number one reason for them staying or quitting their jobs is related to the quality of their work environment. Here's a book with practical strategies for how to make the job of teaching easier and more rewarding by overcoming day-to-day frustrations. Veteran educator Allen Mendler offers easy-to-use strategies that immediately help overcome four core challenges: (1) Difficult, disruptive, or unmotivated students with or without a sense of entitlement; (2) Little support and appreciation from colleagues, administrators, and parents; (3) Lack of resources to do the job most effectively; and (4) Inability or unwillingness to make yourself a priority. Included in this guide for teachers, teacher leaders, and administrators in every grade and subject are dozens of can't-miss strategies including: (1) How to conduct a two-minute intervention with problem students; (2) Thirteen ways to set students up for success; (3) Why to stress ideas, not personalities, in discussions with colleagues; (4) Thirteen ways to get and keep parents' support; (5) How to use students, colleagues, and parents as resources; and (6) Mental and physical activities that help you stay positive and healthy.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development