"Uses humor while providing straight forward suggestions for the new teacher. User friendly with pertinent information and resources for the new teacher."
"As I read, I kept thinking to myself just how appropriate the title was. The book is a compilation of just what it says—common-sense solutions and suggestions. I liked the chapter titles because I knew exactly what would be in each chapter."
"Teachers will love the straight forward, practical information. The topics and strategies are excellent."
"Practical information is presented in a clear-cut, easy-to-read format."
"Provides great insight for developing and organizing your overall daily routine, planning, and teaching."
"Reflects what I've experienced in my co-teaching with three different experienced special education teachers. Reading the chapters on 'Legal Issues' and 'Working with Support Staff' gave me a new appreciation for the amount of out-of-classroom activities for which a special education teacher is responsible."
"Serves as a good resource for the teacher who may be struggling with an aspect of classroom management and is seeking new strategies."
"The authors' ability to collaboratively pinpoint current classroom issues and offer direct problem-solving approaches is impressive. This easy-to-implement resource with its organized chapter outlines and well-crafted format are flexible and adaptable to any grade, subject, or ability level. Abounds with suggestions to assist the educator in creating a positive classroom atmosphere."
"A valuable reference for any special education teacher. With a focus on classroom management, the guide covers all aspects of teaching from paperwork to professional relationships. New and veteran teachers will find useful tips and indispensable resources to improve their practice and enrich their learning."