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Succeeding in the Secondary Classroom

Succeeding in the Secondary Classroom
Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers

December 2000 | 144 pages | Corwin
This book provides useful teaching ideas for secondary beginning teachers who wish to focus on their students, parents, colleagues, teaching associates, and school site administrators. The author includes examples and directions which beginning teachers can put to practical use in the classroom the next day. The tools, techniques, and strategies that will be lifesavers during the first year of teaching are all discussed here. The volume is the culmination of researching and assembling materials from beginning teachers in high schools over the course of three years.
What This Book Is About


About the Author
1. Before the First Days of School
2. The First Week of School
3. Planning for Classroom Instruction
4. Student Recordkeeping
5. Classroom Management and Discipline
6. Working With Colleagues, Substitutes, and Paraprofessionals
7. Communicating With Parents
8. Finding Balance: Loneliness at the Chalkboard
Resource A: Professional Organizations
Resource B: Subject-Specific Organizations

"Practical, hands-on strategies to guide beginning teachers through their initial teaching experience. A roadmap to a successful journey." 

Michael Johnson
Principal, Alameda High School, Alameda, CA

"Provides the practical support that new teachers need to help them succeed…and at the same time provides the theoretical support that all teachers need to help them become truly professional educators." 

Marion McDowell
Former Deputy Superintendent, Sequoia Union High School District

Harriett A. Arnold

Dr. Harriet Brown Arnold is a veteran educator who has served as elementary school teacher, middle school administrator, elementary school principal, director of personnel and staff development, and international consultant to schools. A graduate of San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Social Welfare, she received her Masters in Education at California State University, San Jose and her Doctorate with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of San Francisco. Her professional development projects have included training for the Ministry of Education in the Bahamas and coordinating the Sequoia Beginning Teacher... More About Author

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