"The suggestions and tips give teachers a solid start to their year and help their students achieve. This book has a unique focus on secondary teachers."
—Janet Crews, Secondary Instructional Coordinator
Clayton School District, MO
"A blueprint for successful teaching; an entire year of teaching methods in one volume. This book is jam-packed with practical, useful forms to guarantee a meaningful year for both the students and especially the teacher!"
—Ronald W. Poplau, Social Studies Teacher
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, KS
An easy-to-use source for all the strategies you need to thrive in the secondary classroom!
Preparing adolescent students for today's increasing demands requires commitment, organization, subject matter knowledge, and passion. But with the right strategies and tools, first-year secondary school teachers can approach this challenge with greater confidence and ease.
Leveraging a wealth of information and research from the New Teacher Center, this user-friendly guide provides a solid foundation for classroom management, lesson planning, and assessment. Teachers will learn step-by-step tips for organizing standards-based curriculum across the content areas, supported by extensive reproducible forms and go-to references, including lesson plans from exemplary math and language arts teachers. The authors provide specific strategies for:
- Reaching struggling readers
- Working with English learners and their families
- Designing lessons with assessment in mind
- Sustaining a passion for teaching
Covering everything needed for your first year and beyond, this guide provides invaluable insights on succeeding with adolescent students.