1st Edition

Prepared Classroom Ready to Teach, Ready to Learn

By Gail Boushey, Allison Behne Copyright 2025
    216 Pages 138 Color & 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Whether you're a new teacher or a seasoned pro, Prepared Classroom: Ready to Teach, Ready to Learn is your ultimate guide to starting the school year with confidence and maintaining a productive, engaged classroom all year long.

    Section One focuses on you, the teacher. It provides practical strategies to maximize student engagement, create a positive classroom environment, and establish smooth, effective routines. Section Two is all about the students, with 52 actionable lessons that communicate expectations and help students thrive in their learning space.

    This book isn't just for the start of the year—it's a resource you'll turn to again and again throughout the year. Filled with evidence-based practices for instruction, relationships, and classroom management, Prepared Classroom ensures you have a solid plan to keep students ready and excited to learn.

    It’s time to wave goodbye to feeling overwhelmed and say hello to a classroom where both you and your students can experience joy and excel.  Ready . . . Set . . . Go!

    Section 1: Welcome  Section 2: Lessons - How This Will Work  2.1 Relationships  2.2 Environment  2.3 Daily Routines  2.4 Independent Learning (with support)  2.5 Collaborative Learning (with support) 2.6 Conferring  2.7 Brief and Effective Lesson  2.8. Progress Monitoring & Accountability Planning Template


    Gail Boushey is a renowned educator, best-selling author, and co-creator of the Daily 5 Framework and CAFE Literacy System. As founder and CEO of Teach Daily, she supports educators through an online resource library and professional development. Gail empowers teachers to individualize instruction, boost student independence, and prioritize purpose in their teaching. She collaborates with schools, coaches, and teachers to foster effective learning environments.


    A dynamic teacher, writer, and speaker Allison Behne inspires educators to reimagine their teaching practices, engage deeply with their students, and continually strive for professional growth. Co-author of The CAFE Book, and Prepared Classroom, she teaches graduate courses at Upper Iowa University, is the primary writer for the Teach Daily resource library and works with Teach Daily to foster critical thinking and innovative instructional practices.