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The New Elementary Teacher's Handbook
Flourishing in Your First Year

Third Edition


June 2012 | 224 pages | Corwin
This comprehensive guide from veteran educators gives first-year teachers a multitude of classroom-tested strategies for those critical first days of school. Written in a reassuring tone, this authoritative handbook walks you through setting up your classroom, managing behaviour, planning lessons, assessing students' performance, and partnering with families. Thoroughly updated to meet the needs of today's classrooms, this new edition includes the latest tips on:

- Teaching with technology

- Differentiating instruction for students from diverse backgrounds, including English Language Learners

- Preparing effective standards-based lessons

- Achieving professional growth through job-embedded professional development

Teachers will find resources, samples, templates, homework contracts, strategies, checklists, and proven solutions to everyday challenges. Rest assured that you are not alone, and you will succeed!

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. You Are Not Alone
 
2. Organizing Your Classroom and Yourself
 
3. Learner-Friendly Classroom Management
 
4. Behavior Management and Discipline
 
5. Preparing Lesson Plans that Engage Students
 
6. Instructional Methodologies
 
7. Assessing Student Learning and Performance
 
8. Developing Partnership with Families
 
9. Your Own Professional Development
 
References and Suggested Reading

"This resource is extremely timely and well thought out. Wouldn't it be great if all principals gave their new hires this book along with their classroom keys?"

Andrea Ziembia, Fifth Grade Teacher
Morton Elementary School, Hammond, IN

"This handbook is most useful as a first line of defense for teachers who want useful tools at their fingertips. The tone is inviting and reassuring."

Juan Araujo, Lecturer
University of North Texas College of Education

"The book's lists, charts, tables, diagrams, and the narrative are amazingly helpful and insightful. This is more than a survival book, it is inspirational and affirming."

Mary Ann Sinkkonen, Assistant Professor
Dominican University of California

"This user-friendly book is full of great suggestions, instructional ideas, and strategies. The authors are veteran teachers who can mentor beginners along a rewarding path to becoming excellent and caring instructors of their own students."

Kathy Rosebrock, Master Teacher in Residence and Beginning Teacher Support Coordinator
University of San Francisco and Novato Unified School District

“An indispensable companion for any new teacher, this book gives excellent advice for avoiding many hurdles and pitfalls and focusing on what’s importantbecoming outstanding teachers of young children.”

Carol A. Tateishi, Director
Bay Area Writing Project, University of California at Berkeley

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface to the Third Edition

Chapter 1: You Are Not Alone


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Kathleen Feeney Jonson

In her 40 years as an educator, Kathleen Feeney Jonson, Professor Emeritus, has been a teacher, taught director of staff development, principal, director of curriculum and instruction, and university faculty. She conducted numerous workshops for teachers and administrators on such topics as reading comprehension strategies, writing process, portfolio assessment, peer coaching, and beginning teacher assistance programs. Until her retirement in summer 2009, Jonson was professor of education and coordinator of the Master in Arts in Teaching Reading program at the University of San Francisco's School of Education. She published three books... More About Author

Nancy L. Cappelloni

Nancy L. Cappelloni, EdD, is an educational consultant and adjunct professor in the Teacher Education Department at the University of San Francisco. She has taught kindergarten and early childhood education or the past twenty years. Dr. Cappelloni consults privately with families and their children about educationally related issues, and she works with prekindergarten through elementary-age children experiencing a wide range of learning-related challenges. Dr. Cappelloni is a member of the board of directors in the California Kindergarten Association (CKA) and is a member of a number of other professional organizations (IRA, AERA, NAEYC,... More About Author

Mary E. Niesyn

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