"Provides tools that give new teachers the confidence to face complex classroom challenges. When teachers have a successful first year, they are more likely to return and continue making a difference for children."
—Catherine H. Payne, Principal
W.R. Farrington High School, Honolulu, HI
"Provides specific and practical advice, from how to create wonderful lessons to dealing with difficult parents, all geared to the needs of new secondary teachers."
—Catherine Kilfoyle Duffy, English Department Chair
Three Village Central School District, Stony Brook, NY
A practical guide to overcoming the challenges of your first year.
You've completed the course work, student teaching, and interviewing. The job is yours. Now what? The first weeks and months of a new teaching position can be the most demanding of your entire career. In this new edition of their bestseller, veteran educators Robert L. Wyatt III and J. Elaine White share a combined 50 years of teaching experience as well as insight and advice from hundreds of teachers in the field they have personally trained. Comprehensive yet concise, Making Your First Year a Success, Second Edition is expressly tailored to assist secondary teachers. Updated topics in this thoroughly revised second edition include:
- Integrating technology into classroom activities
- Connecting lesson planning and standards
- Incorporating differentiation into the secondary classroom
- Dealing with stress and nurturing yourself emotionally and physically
Whether starting fresh with your first group of students or revitalizing your commitment to the profession you entered many years ago, this handbook will easily become the well-worn reference you turn to again and again for quick tips, practical applications, and words of encouragement.