Focusing Your Class on Good Behavior: tips from The First-Year Teacher’s Survival Guide, Third Edition, by Julia G. Thompson

Behavior problems can be one of the biggest challenges faced by teachers, especially those newer to the profession. The new third edition of Julia Thompson’s bestselling First-Year Teacher’s Survival Guide has a wealth of tips for new educators–on everything from planning for the Common Core State Standards to increasing positive behavior in students. This excerpt from Chapter 7 provides strategies that help kids learn to behave well on their own.


How to focus your class on good behavior by Jossey-Bass Education


Thompson_First-Year-Teachers-Survival-Guide-3eAs a workshop leader, Julia Thompson has taught hundreds of teachers how to how to create student-centered classrooms, thrive during that important first year, motivate reluctant learners, prevent discipline problems, integrate technology, and sustain high expectations for themselves and for their students. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Julia is the author of several books for teachers. In each of her books, Julia presents classroom-tested ideas, activities, and strategies designed to make each school day a successful one.

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