The First-Year Teacher
Be Prepared for Your Classroom
- Karen A. Bosch - Virginia Wesleyan College, USA
- Morghan E. Bosch
The survival guide for new teachers—now updated!
Thousands of new teachers have relied on this practical resource, both early in their careers and during later transitions. The First-Year Teacher takes readers through a complete classroom year and is packed with strategies and tips for every part of the journey.
Now in its fourth edition, this best-selling title is newly updated with chapters addressing classroom management, special education, inclusive classrooms, and more. Whether you’re a first-year teacher, career-transitioning into teaching, or starting over in another district, this respected resource will help you
- Complete a successful job search and prepare for your new position
- Start the year strong with a 30-day learning plan that addresses instruction, assessment, and classroom management
- Co-teach in an inclusive classroom¬—particularly valuable for special education teachers
- Build essential skills in planning, managing time, and partnering with families
Discover how to survive and thrive during year one and beyond."The First-Year Teacher makes the perfect gift for every new teacher. It is especially helpful in developing classroom management, which is the most important skill a teacher can have, and it builds confidence just when the new teacher needs it the most.”
—Heide McCleery, Retired Teacher
Parkhill School District
“The First-Year Teacher is comprehensive enough to help with everything from applying for a job through wrapping up a successful first year. The easy format used by the authors makes it the go-to book every new and returning teacher must own!”
—Irene Evans, Teacher
"The First-Year Teacher has been the key to easing the stress of being a new educator. I have been a new teacher, transferred to a new school district, and changed grade levels every year since I have been teaching. Success would not have been possible without Karen Bosch’s book. The First Year Teacher provides teachers with all the tools needed to achieve their utmost as an educator. Teachers can earn the praise of the city, their administration, co-educators, and parents by using the strategies taught in this book. When I am fortunate enough to mentor practicum students and student teachers this is the first resource I give them. If you care about giving superior instruction with optimum organization and preparation this book is a must!"
"The First-Year Teacher makes the perfect gift for every new teacher. It is well organized and filled with day to day ideas and activities. It is especially helpful in developing classroom management, which is the most important skill a teacher can have, and it builds confidence just when the new teacher needs it the most.”
“The First Year Teacher, Fourth Edition provides a practical and comprehensive guide for securing a teaching position and having a rewarding and successful first year. For new teachers and mentors of new teachers, the book provides the practical ideas and managing structures that too often are not part of teacher education programs, from how to prepare for a successful meet-and-greet or open house to how to organize the classroom for efficient operation. Bosch and Bosch are to be commended for compiling the wisdom gained from their own as well as other teachers’ experiences and making it so accessible and useable.”
"Upon returning to the classroom after a four year break, I found this book to be invaluable! The First-Year Teacher is comprehensive enough to help with everything from applying for a job through wrapping up a successful first year. The easy format used by the authors makes it the go to book every new and returning teacher must own!"
“Transitioning from being a learner in the classroom to becoming the teacher is a difficult process. The First-Year Teacher, Fourth Edition has guided me through some of the obstacles that would have impeded my success as a first year teacher.”