Now in its third edition, this bestseller has remained popular, relevant, and a must-read for new teachers, mentors, administrators, and staff development professionals. Appropriate for individual or collaborative study, this book provides simple, practical solutions to the challenges experienced by both new and veteran teachers, including:
• managing the classroom;
• handling discipline problems;
• dealing with challenging students, coworkers, and parents;
• planning lessons effectively and managing time wisely;
• accommodating individual differences in students;
• getting students excited about learning;
• and much, much more.
In this new edition, you’ll find advice on incorporating technology into your lessons and using social media to connect with others. You’ll also find new Ask Yourself questions (following each of the 101 Answers) and Chapter Highlights to help you apply the ideas in your own classroom. These resources are available in the book and on our website for easy download.
Though written for new teachers, the book's practical, easy-to-implement strategies will appeal to teachers of any grade level, subject area, or level of expertise, as well as to mentors, induction coordinators, or anyone seeking to find answers to classroom challenges and improve teaching skills.
Table of Contents
1: Classroom Management
5: Motivation and Rapport
6: A Teacher’s Influence
Annette Breaux is one of the most entertaining and informative authors and speakers in education today. She leaves her audiences with practical techniques to implement in their classrooms immediately. Administrators agree they see results from teachers the next day.
A former classroom teacher, curriculum coordinator, and teacher induction coordinator, she was also the author of Louisiana FIRST, a statewide induction program for new teachers. Annette has also co-authored books with two of education’s greats – Harry Wong and Todd Whitaker.
Her other writings include: REAL Teachers, REAL Challenges, REAL Solutions; Seven Simple Secrets: What the BEST Teachers Know and Do; 50 Ways to Improve Student Behavior: Simple Solutions to Complex Challenges, Making Good Teachers Great: Everyday Strategies for Teaching with Impact and 101 Poems for Teachers.
Teachers who have read Annette’s writings or heard her speak agree that they come away with user-friendly information, heartfelt inspiration, and a much-needed reminder that theirs is the noblest of all professions.
"In 101 Answers for New Teachers and Their Mentors, Annette Breaux has collected a treasure-trove of wisdom gleaned from years of observing what separates highly effective teachers from their peers. The book is filled with practical, real-world examples, hard-earned advice,and is made all the more wonderful by the inclusion of many of Annette's beautiful poems. The title is a complete misnomer and undersells the contents...any teacher, regardless of how long they have been in the classroom, will derive great benefit from reading this book."
--Dave Burgess, New York Times Best-Selling Author of Teach like a Pirate and Co-author of P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC's for Educators
"Annette Breaux is a seasoned educator who is able to combine sage advice with practical strategies. Her recently updated 101 Answers for New Teachers and Their Mentors is a must-read for those entering the education profession as well as everyone involved in guiding our new generation of teachers. Her suggestions are spot on, and her insights are inspiring to both new and veteran educators."
--Debbie Silver, Ed. Educator, author, speaker