Feel empowered during your first year of teaching middle school by applying the concise tips and tools in this book.
Author Stephen Katzel shows you how to create an effective system to structure your classroom, implement daily routines, plan for the short and long term, utilize technology, communicate well with parents, handle formal and informal observations, and move up the salary scale. He also shares advice on relating to the unique needs of middle schoolers, handling difficult supervisors or coworkers, and adapting to change.
Perfect for beginning middle school or junior high teachers, the book offers strategies and templates you can use immediately to kick start a successful teaching career.
Table of Contents
1. Set Up a Winning System 2. Long Term and Short Term Planning 3. Use Technology, It is Your Friend 4. Communication is Key 5. Contacting Parents/Guardians of Students 6. Graduate School/Professional Development/Salary Advice 7. Expect to be Observed Frequently: How to handle Formal and Informal Observations 8. Dealing with Difficult Co-workers or Supervisors 9. Teaching 6th Grade: Social Changes 10. Teaching 7th Grade: Conscious Repetition 11. Teaching 8th Grade: The Turning Point 12. Adapting to the Ever-Changing world: Tips for Virtual Learning during Pandemics and Beyond
Stephen Katzel currently lives in Rockville, Maryland. He is a team leader and a middle school social studies teacher. Along with writing he enjoys hiking, playing baseball, running, and traveling the country.