Passion cannot be faked. Students can tell when we're just going through the motions. But how can you summon the energy to teach with passion when there are so many distractions pulling you from what really matters? And if you barely have time for taking care of yourself, how can you have anything left to give your students? Don't wait for teaching to become fun again: plan for it! Your enthusiasm will become unshakeable as you learn how to: -Create curriculum "bright spots" that you can't wait to teach -Gain energy from kids instead of letting them drain you -Uncover real meaning and purpose for every single lesson -Incorporate playfulness and make strong connections with kids -Stop letting test scores and evaluations define your success -Construct a self-running classroom that frees you to teach -Say "no" without guilt and make your "yes" really count -Establish healthy, balanced habits for bringing work home -Determine what matters most and let go of the rest -Innovate and adapt to make teaching an adventure Unshakeable is a collection of inspiring mindset shifts and practical, teacher-tested ideas for getting more satisfaction from your job. It's an approach that guides you to find your inner drive and intrinsic motivation which no one can take away. Unshakeable will help you incorporate a love of life into your teaching, and a love of teaching into your life. Learn how to tap into what makes your work inherently rewarding and enjoy teaching every day...no matter what.
Drawing upon principles of stress management, cognitive behavioral therapy, spiritual truths, and personal experiences, "Awakened" helps teachers develop thought habits that produce an unshakable sense of contentment, motivation, and purpose.
Author: Phillip Done
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Phillip Done fixes staplers that won't staple, zippers that won't zip, and pokes pins in the caps of glue bottles that will not pour. He has sung "Happy Birthday" 657 times. A witness to the joys of discovery, Done inspires readers with the everyday adventures and milestones of his 32 third graders in this irresistible collection of bite-sized essays. From the nervous first day of school to the hectic Halloween parade to the disastrous spring musical, Done connects what happens in his classroom to the universal truths that touch us all. He reminds us of the delight of learning something for the first time and of the value of making a difference. 32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny is for anyone who has ever taught children -- or been to third grade. It is a testament to the kids who uplift us -- and the teachers we will never forget. With just the right mix of humor and wisdom, Done reveals the enduring promise of elementary school as a powerful antidote to the cynicism of our times.
"Awakened: Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching" is not a Christian book. Or more accurately, it was written to speak to ALL educators, regardless of their faith or lack thereof. But "Awakened" can be connected to countless biblical truths by those who choose to seek them out. Designed to deepen Christian teachers' understanding of the principles in "Awakened," this devotional study guide elaborates on what God's word has to say about renewing our minds. For each "Awakened" chapter, this guide provides an opening reflection, devotion, further scripture reading, application questions, "to do" challenge, and a prayer that invites God to help you in applying the principles to your life. Use "The Awakened Devotional Study Guide for Christian Educators" on your own, with a group in your community, or online through the Bible study book clubs offered by the author. Tackle one of the 26 book chapters and devotions each day, each week, or on any flexible schedule you choose. Come see what God wants to show YOU about transformation! You'll find the encouragement and spiritual guidance you need to fulfill the call on your life in our challenging profession and become everything the Bible says you can be through Christ.
Award-winning teacher and best-selling author Debbie Silver explains motivational theory and provides down-to-earth—often humorous—real life examples that demonstrate what to say when giving feedback to students.
Providing easy-to-use alternatives to the "stand and deliver" approach to teaching that causes so many students to tune out--or even drop out--Total Participation Techniques presents dozens of ways to engage K-12 students in active learning and allow them to demonstrate the depth of their knowledge and understanding. The authors, Prsida Himmele and William Himmele, explain both the why and the how of Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) as they explore the high cost of student disengagement, place TPTs in the context of higher-order thinking and formative assessments, and demonstrate how to create a "TPT-conducive classroom." Readers will learn how to implement field-tested techniques they can use on the spot (e.g., Quick-Draws, Quick-Writes, Chalkboard Splash); with Hold-Up cards (e.g., True/Not True, Selected Response); with movement (e.g., Bounce Cards, Line-Ups, Simulations); and to guide note-taking and concept analysis (e.g., Picture Notes, 3-Sentence Wrap-Up, Debate Team Carousel). Each TPT is presented in four parts: * A descriptive overview * How It Works--step-by-step instructions for implementation * How to Ensure Higher-Order Thinking--ideas for advancing students beyond surface-level thinking * Pause to Apply--suggestions for how to adapt and personalize the technique for specific contexts and content areas Filled with examples from real classrooms, Total Participation Techniques is an essential toolkit for teachers at all levels and for administrators who want a model for analyzing lessons to ensure that they are relevant, engaging, and cognitively challenging.
The Most Dog-Eared "Teacher's Edition" You'll Have in Your Classroom Teaching in tough. And teachers, like the rest of the population, aren't perfect. Yet good teaching happens, and great teachers continue to inspire and educate generations of students. See Me After Class helps those great teachers of the future to survive the classroom long enough to become great. Fueled by hundreds of hilarious—and sometimes shocking—tales from the teachers who loved them, Elden provides tips and strategies that deal head-on with the challenges that aren't covered in new-teacher training. Lessons can go wrong. Parents may yell at you. Sunday evenings will sometimes be accompanied by the dreaded countdown to Monday morning. As a veteran teacher, Elden offers funny, practical, and honest advice, to help teachers walk through the doors of their classrooms day after day with clarity, confidence...and sanity! "A useful, empathetic guide to weathering the first-year lumps...a frothy, satisfying Guinness for the teacher's soul."—Dan Brown, NBCT, Director of the Future Educators Association, and author of The Great Expectations School "See Me After Class is a must-have book for any teacher's bookshelf. On second thought, you'll probably want to keep it on your classroom desk since you'll use it so much!"—Larry Ferlazzo, teacher and author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves "This is the kind of no-nonsense straight talk that teachers are starved for, but too rarely get...Roxanna Elden tells it like it is, with a heavy dose of practicality, a dash of cynicism, a raft of constructive suggestions, and plenty of wry humor."—Rick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies at AEI, author of Education Week blog, "Rich Hess Straight Up"
Love Your Classroom Again is for educators of all levels who want to rediscover their passion for teaching, love of their students and excitement to spend each day in the classroom, but aren't sure how. An astonishing 68% of elementary school teachers reported a significant increase in the number of behavioral problems in their classrooms over the past five years. Enhanced, updated strategies and behavioral techniques are needed to address this new, staggering reality. Love Your Classroom Again teaches you the best ways to tackle behavioral challenges faced in preschool and elementary classrooms. Dr. Marcie Beigel is the founder and director of Behavior ] Beyond. By redesigning behavior with realistic strategies, Dr. Marcie has been transforming classrooms, families, and students since 1998. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctorate, earned her Doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University, and became a New York State Certification Special Education Teacher. She earned two masters degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University as well as certifications as a school and a district administrator in New York State. She lives in Brooklyn where she practices yoga, gets her hands dirty with soft pastels, and enjoys weekend hiking trips to Upstate New York. www.BehaviorAndBeyond.net
A quirky and engaging journal that celebrates what makes each of us a little weird Part journal, part activity book, and all fun, You're Weird is a valentine for the inner weirdo in everyone--that part of us that doesn't quite fit in, and secretly isn't even trying. Filled with hand-drawn creatures that are a bit...different...along with lists, writing prompts, activities, and more, it's a delightful and affirming book for creative weirdos everywhere. In our mass-produced world that wants everyone to fit in and fall in line, these quirky pages give us permission to celebrate what makes us each unique--and amazing.
Author: Ann Masters
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2010-02-03
Genre: Business & Economics
Personal Development for Life and Work 10e is an easy-to-read and easy-to-use practical text focused on helping students better understand themselves, discover their potential, and prepare for successful employment. Chapter topics are all about gaining self-awareness, developing soft skills and strong communication skills, and adopting professional workplace attitudes and skills to succeed in the workplace. The text is divided into four parts: 1) It's All About You; 2) It's All About Communicating; 3) It's All About Working with Others; 4) It's All About Workplace Success. Chapters are arranged in short sections that include self-assessments, case studies, and activities that are appropriate for both business and personal situations. Topics keep the reader's attention; coverage is thorough without being overwhelming. End-of-chapter features includes Points to Remember, Key Terms, Bookmark It, Activities, and Case Studies. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
What do daffodils, baseball announcing, and Tina Fey have to do with teaching? As it turns out, a lot. In The Happy Teacher Habits, Michael Linsin guides you through 11 little-known habits of the happiest, most effective teachers on Earth. Based on the latest research, and drawing on experts from the worlds of business, marketing, sports, entertainment, music, and medicine, you will learn simple, actionable strategies that will eliminate your teaching stress, supercharge your ability to motivate and inspire your students, and empower you to really love your job. This is no ordinary teaching book. It is a success roadmap through an educational system that is becoming increasingly harder to navigate. It will expose the falsehoods and misinformation teachers are being bombarded with every day, and reveal the secrets to what really matters in creating a happy and fulfilling career.
Author: Dan Tricarico
Release Date: 2015-09-21
You can thrive in the classroom. All it takes are a few moments of peace and a little focus. If you're like many teachers, your day is busy, demanding, even chaotic. But just because you live in a fast-paced, always-on world, doesn't mean your life has to feel rushed and crazy. In The Zen Teacher, educator, blogger, and speaker Dan Tricarico provides practical, easy-to-use techniques to help teachers slow down and create a sense of focus, simplicity, and tranquility in the classroom - and in life. As a teacher, you have incredible power to influence, even improve, the future. By being at your best - unrushed and fully focused - you ensure that every interaction with your students is beneficial, for them and for you. If you're new to the concept of Zen, don't worry. In this introductory guide, Dan Tricarico explains what it means to develop a Zen practice - something that has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with your ability ability to thrive in the classroom. The Zen Teacher will help you: Maximize your performance while lowering your stress. Transform your classroom and experience a better quality of life. Focus on things that really matter and let go of things you can't control. Find time to take care of yourself, so you can be at your best!
Sometimes it feels as though schools feed their students subs. They give you the keys, attendance folders and possibly worksheets and or textbooks. Well, what about specifics, like what to do if the students take over the room by sitting in the wrong seats, giving you a pseudonym when you try to reprimand them or constantly talking instead of doing work? A KWL chart and or puzzles won't help you control a classroom, but this guide will. It is a step by step instruction manual of what to do when you first walk in the door and how to handle the students when they arrive. The tips in this book will take a lot of stress from your substitute teaching assignment, so you will be smiling at the end of the day and ready to take on the next challenge.