Thriving in the High School Classroom

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Thriving in the High School Classroom Ebook

This Ebook is for new teachers, teachers who may need a reminder of the importance of planning for a successful classroom and school year, and those who work with pre-service teachers. Thriving in the High School Classroom provides a framework for tasks and dispositions that are an essential part of a thriving high school classroom community. Although not a theory book, Thriving in the High School Classroom, provides practical explanations and rationales in a context for the activities, strategies and tools it suggests. Chapter contents include the importance of communication with parents as well as school personnel, organizational tips, strategies for building community in the classroom, and a framework for classroom behavior. The Appendix contains lists, letters, class activities, samples, and PowerPoint presentations that are ready for use.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Rest, Reflect, Renew
Chapter 2: Family Engagement
Chapter 3: Beyond the Classroom Walls
Chapter 5: It’s About Time
Chapter 6: Space Strategies
Chapter 7: Building Relationships with Students
Chapter 8: Responding to Student Behavior
Chapter 9: Professionalism and the High School Teacher
Chapter 10: Last Words, Next Steps

Resources included in the Appendix

Chapter 1: Rest, Reflect, Renew
• Checklist for Last Week of School
• Checklist for Summer—Personal
• Checklist for Summer—Professional
• Checklist for New Teachers or Teachers with New Positions
• Checklist for Month before School Starts
• Checklist for Home Visits
• Checklist for Week before School Starts

Chapter 2: Family Engagement
• Sample Course Syllabus (Includes Letter to Parents and Students)
• Help Me Get to Know Your Child
• Parent Questionnaire
• Help Wanted Form
• Sample Newsletter
• Sample Unit Letter to Parents

Chapter 3: Beyond the Classroom Walls
• PIN Handout
• Conference Note Taking Form
• Student Input for Conferences
• Student Portfolio Choices
• Teacher Conference Sheet for Individual Students.
• PowerPoint Presentation for PIN

Chapter 4: Engaging in School Culture
• Substitute Feedback Form
• Substitute Folder Checklist
• Movie Activity 1
• Movie Activity 2

Chapter 5: It’s About Time
• Unit Calendar
• Task List
• While You Were Absent
• Ideas for Managing Classroom: Grouping Techniques

Chapter 7: Building Relationships with Students
• Alphabet Squares
• Class Bill of Rights Lesson
• Classroom Bingo
• Student Assistant Application
• Game On
• If You’re Looking for…
• Inventories—Reading, Writing, and Math
• Not Just a Number
• Questions to Prompt Student Thinking
• Student Information Sheet
• Sign the Brick Wall
• Student Interview Activity/Collage Activity
• Student Search
• Team Statistics Group
• Team Statistics Individual
• Team Building Activities
• Getting to Know Your Students PowerPoint Slides (Stand Like Me and Dragon)
• Introducing Yourself to Students PowerPoint

Chapter 8: Responding to Student Behavior
• Problem Solving Plan – Student Handout
• Teaching Tolerance Anti-Bullying Pledge

Zip File contains 5 files: book pdf, appendix pdf, and three PowerPoint Presentations.

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Book 155 pages; Appendix Resources 83
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