This popular guide offers a wealth of innovative, research-based strategies for making K-12 classrooms the best learning environments they can be. Easy-to-implement best practices are presented for establishing a classroom management plan, organizing procedures and materials, building a respectful community, fostering peer collaboration, and engaging students in interactive learning. Each of the 50 strategies includes step-by-step instructions, the amount of time needed to implement, and the recommended grade level. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book features ready-to-use reproducibles. New to This Edition *Now in a large, easy-to-reproduce format. *Strategies for using technology to promote interactive learning. *Explains a gradual release-of-responsibility that supports self-motivated learning.
*Additional topics: vocabulary development, enhancing writing skills, and building peer partnerships.*Updated and expanded research base.
"If you have a passion for teaching but need practical suggestions for organizing your classroom, establishing routines, and motivating your students, look no further. This book offers proven solutions to common problems that nearly all beginning teachers find challenging. The second edition is more efficiently organized and features a revised set of 50 research-based strategies. You’ll appreciate how Frey’s tips are clearly explained, concise, and ready to be implemented right away. First-year teachers as well as teachers-in-training can’t afford to miss these basics of effective teaching!"--Drew Tuck, fourth-grade teacher, Keshequa Elementary School, Dalton, New York
"This book is a 'must' for beginning teachers. Having 50 engagement strategies at their fingertips will help new teachers improve their classroom management. When students are engaged, many discipline problems disappear. I especially like the discussion of bullying, which provides concrete ways to prevent the verbal aggression so often found in our schools."--Deborah Dowler, MA, Coordinator, Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment, Tustin Unified School District, Tustin, CA
"Frey fluidly and masterfully addresses teachers' two greatest concerns: classroom management and student engagement. This relevant, practical book should clearly be in the personal library of every teacher, from novice to veteran. Frey addresses challenging topics such as bullying and de-escalating problem behavior. She shares innovative ways to foster collaboration between peer partners and offers tips to engage students in reading. Teachers will surely pull this book off the shelf on a regular basis throughout the school year."--Maria Grant, EdD, Department of Secondary Education, California State University, Fullerton
About the Author:
Nancy Frey, PhD, is Professor of Literacy in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. She is a recipient of the Early Career Achievement Award from the National Reading Conference, as well as a co-recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. In addition to publishing with her colleague Douglas Fisher, Dr. Frey teaches a variety of courses in San Diego State’s teacher-credentialing and reading specialist programs on elementary and secondary reading instruction, literacy in content areas, and supporting students with diverse learning needs. She is a credentialed special educator and reading specialist in California and is privileged to learn with and from students and teachers at Health Sciences High and Middle College every day.