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Teach Well, Live Well
Strategies for Success

Edited by:
  • John Luckner - University of Northern Colorado, USA
  • Suzanne Rudolph - Private Practice, License Psychologist, University of Chicago, USA


February 2009 | 248 pages | Corwin

"The information here—knowledge that veteran teachers have acquired through experience—will be a real life-saver for new teachers."
—Cynthia A. Givens, Director, The Education Station
Central High School, Cheyenne, WY

"This book is great for a working teacher because it gives just enough background to validate the concepts without overwhelming the practical application."
—Sharon Jefferies, Teacher
Lakeville Elementary School, Orlando, FL

A proven plan for finding fulfillment in and out of the classroom!

Teaching is a highly rewarding—and highly demanding—profession. Honoring educators for the invaluable work they do, this unique resource provides critical information about being a highly competent teacher while living a rewarding, satisfying life outside of work.

New and experienced teachers will find a unique collection of strategies for developing essential skills for being masterful in teaching and in life. Focused on preparation and effective teaching techniques, this nuts-and-bolts volume helps teachers find the right balance between personal and professional priorities and covers a wide range of topics, such as:

  • Increasing their teaching effectiveness
  • Improving their ability to collaborate with others
  • Developing self-care strategies for a vibrant personal and professional life

Featuring "bottom line" tips, reproducibles for teacher reflection and support, and up-to-date resources, Teach Well, Live Well is an essential tool for educators looking to enjoy vibrant, productive careers and lives.


 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
1. Preparing Properly
Have a Great Year and Career  
Maintain Perspective  
Learn the Policies and Procedures  
Be Proactive  
Design the Physical Environment  
Establish Student Routines  
Develop General Rules of Conduct for Students  
Prepare for the First Day of School  
 
2. Teaching Effectively
Understand and Appreciate Students  
Attend to the Science of Teaching  
Apply the Art of Teaching  
Build and Activate Background Knowledge  
Enhance Social Relationships and Promote Learning  
Include Brain-Based Learning Principles  
Increase Academic Learning Time  
Ask Good Questions  
Integrate Technology  
Differentiate Instruction  
Employ Graphic Organizers  
Use Learning Centers  
Assess and Monitor Students' Progress  
Prepare for Statewide and Districtwide Assessments  
Teach Study Skills  
Instruct Students on How to Pass Tests  
Value Cultural and Linguistic Diversity  
Help English Language Learners Succeed  
Include Adaptations for Students With Special Needs  
Use Evidence-Based Practices  
Incorporate Activities  
Deal With Paperwork Efficiently  
Develop a Substitute Folder  
 
3. Collaborating With Others
Foster Positive Relationships  
Be a Great Team Player  
Look for Mentors  
Partner With Parents and Guardians  
Facilitate Effective Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences  
Manage Difficult Conversations  
Recruit and Organize Volunteers  
 
4. Taking Care of Yourself
Balance Your Professional and Personal Life  
Make Peace With Your Inner Critic  
Love Your Personal Life and Your Career  
Achieve Your Goals  
Set and Maintain Boundaries  
Manage Yourself and Your Time  
Be a Lifelong Learner  
 
Resources
Web Sites  
References and Suggested Reading  
 
Index

"The information here—knowledge that veteran teachers have acquired through experience—will be a real life-saver for new teachers."

Cynthia A. Givens, Director, The Education Station
Central High School, Cheyenne, WY

"This book is great for a working teacher because it gives just enough background to validate the concepts without overwhelming the practical application."

Sharon Jefferies, Teacher
Lakeville Elementary School, Orlando, FL

"This book has suggestions for organization that are invaluable to new or veteran teachers."

Jude A. Huntz, Adult Education Coordinator
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church and School, Leawood, KS

"This is an amazing book. I would not hesitate to give this to someone who was starting on a teaching career."

Jane Hunn, Science Teacher
Tippecanoe Valley Middle School, Akron, IN
Key features
  • A teacher-accessible, nuts-and-bolts guide that presents each topic in 2-3 pages for the busy teacher with limited time
  • A "Teacher's Tip" feature after each topic
  • Research-based strategies that apply to school issues, working with others, and taking care of yourself as an educator
  • Reproducible sheets for teacher reflection and support, such as self-reflective checklists, brief mental health quizzes, and more
  • Up-to-date resources

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction


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