Back-to-School Resources for Teachers

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For most of you, the school year has already started, and for the rest it will be starting soon. In honor of the back-to-school period, we’ve compiled a list of resources that may be useful to you. If you’re interested in making an order for your school, we can provide an excellent discount. Just contact Chris Hegg (chegg@wiley.com) for details. And good luck with your first weeks of classes!

 

Teaching Outside the Box: How to Grab Your Students By Their Brains, 2nd Edition

Teaching Outside the Box: How to Grab Your Students By Their Brains, 2nd Edition

The handbook for improving morale by managing, disciplining and motivating your students.

This second edition of the bestselling book includes practical suggestions for arranging your classroom, talking to students, avoiding the misbehavior cycle, and making your school a place where students learn and teachers teach. The book also contains enlivening Q&A from teachers, letters from students, and tips for grading. This new edition has been expanded to include coverage of the following topics: discipline, portfolio assessments, and technology in the classroom.

 

Kick-Start Your Class: Academic Icebreakers to Engage Students

Kick-Start Your Class: Academic Icebreakers to Engage Students

The New York Times bestseller author of Dangerous Minds has a new way to engage students.

A collection of fun and simple educational icebreaker activities that get students excited and engaged from the very first minute of class. These activities are great to use with students at all levels, and many of the activities include variations for different groups. Research has shown that the use of icebreakers increases student motivation by creating an emotional connection between the student and school. In as little as five minutes, a creative icebreaker can engage students’ brains, encourage critical thinking, and much more.

 

The Together Teacher: Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time!

The Together Teacher: Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time!

An essential guide for over-scheduled teachers.

Maia Heyck-Merlin helps teachers build the habits, customize the tools, and create space to become a Together Teacher. This practical resource shows teachers how to be effective and have a life! Author and educator Maia Heyck-Merlin explores the key habits of Together Teachers—how they plan ahead, organize work and their classrooms, and how they spend their limited free time. The end goal is always strong outcomes for their students.

 

The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools and Activities for Meeting the Challenges of Each School Day, 3rd Edition

The First-Year Teacher’s Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools and Activities for Meeting the Challenges of Each School Day, 3rd Edition

Thoroughly revised edition of the bestselling resource for new teachers.

This award-winning book gives beginning educators everything they need to survive and thrive. The third edition covers new material including working as a part of a professional learning community (PLC), teaching social responsibility, incorporating Common Core standards, handling “homework push-back” from parents, changes in classroom technology, techniques for motivating students, seeking feedback, and more.

 

Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College

Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College

A complete update on the powerful and practical set of Teach Like a Champion techniques, to be released this December.

Teach Like a Champion is widely known as a “teaching bible.” This international bestseller is filled with effective teaching techniques to help teachers, especially those in their first few years, become champions in the classroom. The techniques are concrete, engaging, and easy to implement.

 

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