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Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Creating a Dynamic Classroom
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Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Creating a Dynamic Classroom
Five to Thrive [series]



June 2022 | 160 pages | Corwin

“Serena Pariser and Victoria Lentfer provide answers to common questions that linger in the brain of a newer teacher. As a newer teacher myself, I wish a book like this existed when I started out. This book is engaging, informative, and so much more. Each section includes helpful tips and is easily organized and accessible. This book is truly an amazing guide for newer teachers, and I highly recommend it as it will form the perfect basis for that exciting and powerful start of a new journey. Teaching can be many things, but this book is truly a game changer for anyone starting out.”

—Susan Jachymiak
Teacher, Leader, and Author


Create a positive and energetic classroom where learning can flourish.

This insightful, friendly guide to establishing a dynamic classroom is a lifeline of practical support for teachers, providing answers to your biggest questions at the moment you most need them.

Through instructional tools, teaching tips, classroom examples, reading suggestions, and more, Answers to Your Biggest Questions about Creating a Dynamic Classroom equips teachers to embark on the path of success toward building a positive and energetic learning environment. It details brief, actionable answers to your most pressing questions in five areas of effort:

  1. How do I build an affirming classroom community?
  2. How do I keep students at the center?
  3. How can I design effective, fun, and engaging learning for students?
  4. How can I make assessments work for me and my students?
  5. What are the things I need to know that are rarely discussed in a teacher training program?

This is a resource to keep handy on your desk and reach for often for establishing a vibrant and welcoming classroom community. Practical guidance on topics such as communicating with parents, asking for administrator support, and maintaining a work/life balance, help teachers not only succeed in the early years of teaching, but thrive.


 
Introduction
 
Chapter 1: How Do I Build an Affirming Classroom Community?
 
Chapter 2: How Do I Keep Students at the Center?
 
Chapter 3: How Can I Design Effective, Fun, and Engaging Learning for Students?
 
Chapter 4: How Can I Make Assessments Work for Me and My Students?
 
Chapter 5: What Are the Things I Need to Know.. But Are Rarely Discussed in a Teacher Training Program?
 
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Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Creating a Dynamic Classroom

Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Creating a Dynamic Classroom

In this webinar, Serena Pariser will uncover the steps to creating a dynamic classroom and answer questions that linger in the mind of a newer teacher or teachers looking to refresh their teaching practice.

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A must-read for classroom teachers, for teacher leaders/mentors, for teachers–intraining, and for teachers’ instructors. All great teachers know that there are five essential things that they need to know and do to create a dynamic classroom. This book answers the five “big questions.” In our current environment, teachers are asking for help creating a dynamic classroom. There isn’t another book on the market like it. This book is the answer to how to create a dynamic classroom that is student-centered, engaging, relationship-building, goal-oriented, and lively.

Edward DeRoche
Director, Character Education Resource Center Department of Learning & Teaching, University of San Diego

Serena Pariser and Victoria Lentfer offer us exemplary classroom practices, teacher wisdom, and a healthy dose of optimism. They encourage us to “take a deep breath” and intentionally choose our next small step. The answers in this book can minimize stress, help teachers avoid burnout, and improve teacher retention.

Carol Pelletier Radford
Author of Teaching With Light, Mentoring in Action, and The First Years Matter

Serena Pariser and Victoria Lentfer’s Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Creating a Dynamic Classroom provides newer teachers with answers to common questions that linger in the brain of a newer teacher. As a newer teacher myself, I wish a book like this existed when I started out. This book is engaging, informative, and so much more. If you know a new teacher, work with a new teacher, or are a new teacher, this book is absolutely for you and will make the perfect gift for a new teacher in your life. Each section includes helpful tips and is easily organized and accessible. This book is truly an amazing guide for newer teachers, and I highly recommend it as it will form the perfect basis for that exciting and powerful start of a new journey. Teaching can be many things, but this book is truly a game changer for anyone starting out.

Susan Jachymiak
Teacher, Leader, and Author

Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Creating a Dynamic Classroom embraces the need for engagement of both the student and the teacher. It’s a book that not only helps a student to thrive as a learner but also helps a teacher to thrive as a coach, a guide, and a facilitator. Each chapter launches with an “Imagine This” scenario, and then breaks down and deconstructs what makes that moment in the classroom engaging and successful. The suggestions nod to what we all feel in the moment of classroom stress and give alternate solutions that are efficient and doable. This is a book that shares strategies for Monday, not someday.

Heather Wolpert-Gawron
Author of Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

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