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The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide: Professional Development

Title 2:
Training Kit
By:
Julia G. Thompson
Details:
DVD and Facilitator's Guide
Year:
2010
Running Time:
90 minutes
ISBN:
9781118095690
Item Code:
DFYT
Price: $275.00
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Increase your beginning teachers' chances for success with this comprehensive training package, based on Julia Thompson's bestselling book for new teachers. Dubbed a "mentor in a book," The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide has helped more than 100,000 new teachers create a positive and dynamic learning environment for their students while meeting the challenges of each school day.

This rich multimedia training package distills Thompson's practical approach to teaching and classroom management—honed over thirty years of real-world experience—with ninety-plus minutes of video instruction on such core topics as:

  • Using proactive strategies to minimize misbehavior and encourage self-discipline

  • Planning productive lessons

  • Using class time and space wisely

  • Delivering dynamic instruction to meet the needs of all learners

  • Working as part of a collaborative school team

The accompanying Facilitator's Manual offers a treasure trove for staff developers: a selection of workshop agendas for each video module (to fit a one-day workshop or ongoing training); insightful discussion questions to ensure lively workshops; suggestions for further reading on each topic; and a plethora of free downloadable forms to keep new teachers organized. Also included is a wealth of tips to ensure workshops stay engaging and productive. With this comprehensive training package, schools and districts can get an effective teacher induction program up and running for a fraction of the cost of hiring an outside trainer.

People are Talking About The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide

"Thompson provides it all! This guide will help keep new professional educators focused on what is most important: the mutual positive development of their students and themselves."—Dr. David E. Hutt, superintendent, Buellton Union School District, California

"Thompson has created an invaluable resource that will empower new teachers with its wealth of practical information, classroom-proven strategies, and wise advice." —Robin Gardner, Uniserv director, Virginia Education Association, Richmond, Virginia

"Helps beginning teachers—even those with no prior teaching experience—to understand the basics of effective teaching. I will definitely make this book required reading for my teacher interns."—Bill Snead, director of Alternative Certification Programs, Harris County Department of Education, Houston, Texas

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About National Professional Resources, Inc.

National Professional Resources (NPR, Inc.) has been a leader in the field of education publishing since 1968. Founded and operated by educators with a deep commitment to the success of all learners, our mission is to provide teachers, administrators, and other school staff with quality tools and resources that will better enable them to help every student achieve success. To this end, we publish books, quick-reference laminated guides, and produce videos by leading voices in the field of education. We also carry thousands of the most in-demand educational resources from other leading publishers and producers, including material for parents and students.

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