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The Teacher's Ultimate Planning Guide
How to Achieve a Successful School Year and Thriving Teaching Career

First Edition


May 2014 | 272 pages | Corwin
`A life-oriented plan to prepare teachers to really enjoy their chosen profession…Educators, School Board members, parents, and interested community leaders should make Burke's book a must-read' - Father John E Walsh, Pastor, St John Brebeuf Parish, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Radio Talk Show Host CJAD 800 AM Montreal

`Should be a part of every teacher college or university based teacher training curriculum, and available in the faculty libraries and school administration resource shelves of every school building in every school district in the country' - James A Cox, Editor-in-Chief The Midwest Book Review

The purpose of this planning guide is to help teachers, both new and experienced, become successful educators. It accomplishes this by first presenting a summary of the research on successful teaching, and showing teachers how to incorporate this knowledge into their own work in the classroom. The book discusses how to design effective curriculum, prevent and manage student discipline problems, make the most of limited time and resources, handle parent pressures, and much more. In addition, this comprehensive guide goes beyond the day-to-day planning and execution of teaching tasks and shows teachers how to build and maintain a thriving teaching career. Teachers can learn how to take control not only of their classrooms, but also of their careers and their lives. Each chapter starts with a list of objectives, and ends with a summary. The book includes valuable planning grids and matrixes that each teacher can customize for immediate classroom use. ucators who wish to support and develop children's thinking.


 
Preface
 
About the Author
 
Introduction: The Successful Teacher: What Research Tells Us
 
Section I. The First Steps
 
1. Take Care of Yourself
 
2. Identify and Understand Expectations
 
3. Know Your Resources
 
Section II. Your Action Plans
 
4. Determine Your Goals
 
5. Your Schedule: The Framework for Your Action Plans
 
6. Develop an Instructional Plan
 
7. Develop a Climate Plan
 
8. Revisit Your Schedule
 
Section III. Your Momentum
 
9. Implement and Assess Your Plans
 
10. Become a Reflective Practitioner
 
Epilogue. Enabling Successful Teaching: What Educational Leaders at All Levels Must Know
 
Resources for Successful Teaching
 
Bibliography
 
Index

"A life-oriented plan to prepare teachers to really enjoy their chosen profession…educators, school board members, parents, and interested community leaders should make Burke’s book a must-read."

Father John E. Walsh, B.Ph, S.T.L., S.S.L.
Pastor, St. John Brebeuf Parish, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 "Should be a part of every teacher college or university based teacher training curriculum, and available in the faculty libraries and school administration resource shelves of every school building in every school district in the country."

James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
The Midwest Book Review

"Burke's suggestions for how to prevent, minimize, and handle stress are unique and invaluable. Every new teacher will have a better chance at being successful with this book in hand."

Merrily Miller, Professor of Education
Mount Saint Mary College
Key features
  • A natural for our classroom management and new teacher support lists
  • Easy to use, and the revised edition will have a technology section and even more real-life classroom examples than the first
  • Good workshop history

 

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Take Care of Yourself


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