Your First Year As an Elementary School Teacher

Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional

By Lynne Marie Rominger; Karen Heisinger; Natalie Elkin
(Three Rivers Press, Paperback, 9780761529682, 400pp.)

Publication Date: March 29, 2001

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Real Solutions and Advice from the Teaching Trenches
Many begin teaching because of a desire to make a difference. But faced with everyday challenges of the classroom, this idealism is often lost. The fact is, teaching is not easy. While there are many personal rewards, teachers must satisfy many constituencies, including students, parents, and administrators. But by being prepared and organized, you can ensure that your first year is fulfilling and productive for both you and your students.
Your First Year as an Elementary School Teacher provides practical solutions to the most common and difficult issues of teaching. Inside is everything you need to know to create an atmosphere of cooperation, learning, and respect within your classroom. Use this helpful book as your mentor and enjoy your first year as a teacher.
Have a successful first year by knowing how to:
·Reach, teach, and have fun with your students
·Create an interesting and interactive classroom environment
·Manage and find new ways to help difficult students
·Develop positive relationships with parents and administrators
·Organize your day to stay on top of the curriculum and grading
·Develop effective and engaging lesson plans
"This complete book is the first thing principals should hand to their new teachers. It has it all!— Angela Kleinberg, reading specialist, Washington School

About the Author

Lynne Rominger is a teacher and freelance writer. An accomplished journalist, she lives in Roseville, California.
Karen Heisinger, a former elementry school teacher and vice principal, is the director of the Placer-Nevada Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Consortium in Auburn, California, where she lives with her husband and two children.
Natalie Elkin is a high school teacher with a psychology background who also has experience as a middle school teacher. She resides in Sacramento, California.

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