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The Teacher's Reflective Calendar and Planning Journal

The Teacher's Reflective Calendar and Planning Journal
Motivation, Inspiration, and Affirmation

July 2012 | 120 pages | Corwin
This 53-week planning calendar offers teachers the gift of reflection every day. With daily and monthly professional tips and year-round motivators from veteran educators Mary Z. McGrath and Bev Johns, every teacher will find this calendar-journal an invaluable addition to briefcase, backpack, or bookbag.

With room to record lesson planning reminders, goals, reflections, memos to self, and others, teachers will find this calendar to be an ideal planning tool or an ideal gift for friends, colleagues, or mentees.

About the Authors
August: Realizing Your Purpose and Commitment to Education
September: Getting to Know Your Students
October: Establishing Positive Working Relationships with Other Staff Members
November: Establishing a Positive Rapport with Parents
December: Setting Students Up for Academic and Behavioral Success
January: Preparing Students for Test-Taking
February: Refreshing Your Collection of Classroom Organizational Tips
March: Maintaining Motivation, Energy, and Enthusiasm for You and Your Students
April: Renewing Your Spirit—Taking Care of You
May: Reviewing Your Legacy to Students, Family and Staff
June: Enriching Your Personal and Family Life
July: Benefiting from Professional Development

"This guide is a positive professional lifeline for us. It encourages teachers to take time to reflect while providing the affirmation to get up and go to the classroom for another day."

Mary Gale Budzisz
Retired Teacher

"This resource provides relevant, practical, and valuable career and life-sustaining activities. The process and strategies in this reflective journal are invaluable."

Laura M. Frey, Assistant Professor
Central Michigan University

"Great for new teachers and veterans alike. I would highly recommend it to enhance a mentoring program."

Mary Camp, Special Services Coordinator
Peoria Public Schools, IL

"Let me say that, having not seen it before, I love it!"

Gretchen L. Seay, Program Specialist
Metro East Georgia Learning Resources System, Atlanta, GA

Sample Materials & Chapters

Sample week


Mary Z. McGrath

Mary Zabolio McGrath taught in the Bloomington, MN, public schools for 31 years, working as a classroom teacher, a demonstration teacher with the Project Read program, and as a special education teacher in the areas of learning disabilities, behavior disorders, and developmental delay. She has served as national secretary for the Council for Behavior Disorders and on the board of the Minnesota Council for Exceptional Children. McGrath has written articles for educators, parents, caregivers, and the general public. In addition, she has authored/coauthored books on educational subjects. Currently McGrath works as a professional speaker,... More About Author

Beverley Holden Johns

Beverley Holden Johns brings her 35 years of experience working with students with learning disabilities (LD) and/or behavioral disorders (EBD) within the public schools to her current post as learning and behavior consultant and an adjunct instructor for MacMurray College, where she teaches the course on special education law, adaptations for the general education classroom, and EBD.Johns is the lead author of ten books (and co-author of another) including Reduction of School Violence: Alternatives to Suspension, Techniques for Managing Verbally and Physically Aggressive Students, Surviving Internal Politics Within the School, Safe... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412926461