Far too many new teachers get stuck on the fundamental and universal question of all educators—where do I begin? It is a challenge faced thousands of times by thousands of new teachers every year. In this captivating and highly practical book, (which builds on the success of the critically acclaimed Ace Your Teacher Interview and Ace Your Teacher Resume) award-winning author and teacher, Anthony D. Fredericks offers real-world guidelines, fresh advice, and down-to-earth tips from numerous principals, superintendents, and teachers around the country. In Ace Your First Year Teaching, Fredericks provides you with useful and applicable tips and strategies that will make your first year go by smoothly. Discover where most first year teachers go wrong and avoid those problems. Ace Your First Year Teaching gives you proven strategies, winning guidelines, and scores of examples and tips. Also included are step-by-step evaluations that will help you rise to the top of the teacher pool and give you a distinctive advantage over the competition an advantage that can result in the career of your dreams. This book features insights, dynamic teaching techniques, and valuable hints that guarantee first year teaching success. Some of the topics included are:
- Setting and maintaining behavioral standards (in any classroom)
- What they never told you in college
- How to meet the needs of all students (K-12)
- The do’s and don’ts of good classroom management
Ace Your First Year Teaching includes a plethora of ideas, up-to-the minute research, and insightful information to guide new teachers to a more fulfilling and more rewarding first year—from the very first day!
About the Author
Anthony D. Fredericks, Ed.D. is a nationally recognized educator well known for his practical teacher materials and stimulating and engaging conference presentations. A professor of education at York College of Pennsylvania, he is an award-winning and best-selling author of more than 150 books, including teacher resource materials, children’s books, and adult non-fiction titles. These include Ace Your Teacher Interview, Complete Idiot’s Guide to Teaching College, and Under One Rock. His extensive background includes experience as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, professional storyteller, curriculum coordinator, educational consultant, and staff developer.