Best practices to help you start the school year in a powerful way!
For elementary teachers entering the classroom for the first time, this updated edition of the bestseller Keys to the Classroom provides practical guidelines to help you build a foundation for a successful first year.
Written by a team of experts, this invaluable resource offers new teachers a daily structure and clear classroom procedures and activities to help establish a positive classroom climate and eliminate most behavior problems. This practical, easy-to-use guidebook includes lesson plans, tips for organizing the first day, and reproducible student worksheets in English and Spanish. The new edition features:
• An added chapter on planning and creating the classroom environment • Voices of novice and experienced teachers • New assessments for students’ learning styles and preferences • Revised instructional materials for English as a second language
With strategies that can be adapted across grade levels, ways to develop relationships with students' families, and resources for professional development, Keys to the Elementary Classroom, Third Edition, will help you get a positive start to the school year and a rewarding career.
About the Author
Carrol Moran has worked in education for over thirty years, from preschool to graduate school, focusing on low-income students of diverse language backgrounds. She serves as Executive Director of the Monterey Bay Education Consortium and the UC Santa Cruz Educational Partnership Center. She currently Resides in Santa Cruz, California.
Judy Stobbe is currently a classroom teacher and staff development specialist in a two-way bilingual immersion program specializing in emergent literacy, effective math instruction, second-language acquisition, and effective bilingual education. She resides in Santa Cruz, California.
Wendy Baron has taught Grades K-6, served as a Title I reading specialist, supervised and instructed prospective teachers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and for the past 20 years, she has worked directly with new teachers and principals in Grades K-12. She resides in Santa Cruz, California.
Janette Miller has taught grades K-6, served as a reading specialist, evaluated new employees in Santa Cruz City Schools District, and supported new teachers through the Santa Cruz New Teacher Project. She is a Cotsen Family Foundation mentor. She resides in Santa Cruz, California.
Ellen Moir is founder and executive director of the New Teacher Center. For more than 20 years, she has pioneered innovative approaches to new teacher development, research on new teacher practice, and the design and administration of teacher induction programs. She currently resides in Santa Cruz, California.