The Teacher's Manual
Learning to Teach, Applying Methods, Navigating Management, and Pondering School Issues
Softcover, 314pp., 2020; $12
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This book provides many practical insights, from lesson planning, grading, communication, and recess to the politics of classroom management, parent-teacher meetings, and learning environments. Preparing for a field trip or school program? Seeking to improve community-school relationships? Looking into emergency procedures? This book contains lots of helpful pointers for these and other challenges.
Voilà! You have a classroom. In come the students, all bright-eyed and eager to start a year with their teacher. While you bask in the excitement of a new start, be aware that the students are bringing more with them than their backpacks and lunch pails. Let’s take a look at some of your scholars:
David Eager learner; gets impatient with others
Hmm—struggles already and you haven’t even started!
The Teacher’s Manual provides many practical insights into all facets of school, from the day-to-day practices of lesson planning, grading, communication, and recess to the politics of classroom management, parent-teacher meetings, and learning environments. Preparing for a field trip or school program? Seeking to improve community-school relationships? Looking into emergency procedures? This book contains lots of helpful checklists for these and other challenges teachers face.
A useful, practical, realistic guide for new and experienced teachers alike. Approachable and easy to navigate. Great resource for school boards to share with teachers.
Jennifer Anderson has nearly 20 years of teaching experience in a variety of settings, including parochial schools, Christian day schools, and public schools. Her pupils have included a range of Conservative Mennonites, Old Order Mennonites, Amish, Amish-Mennonites, Dunkard Brethren, and non-Anabaptists. She has taught at every grade level, plus special ed.
Table of Contents
Part I: The School and Its Workers
Part II: The Nuts and Bolts
Part III: Teaching School
Part IV: Where We Learn
Part V: Classroom Management
Part VI: Special Events and Concluding the Year
Afterword: Contemporary Trends Influencing Conservative Anabaptist Schools