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Classroom Teacher's Survival Guide

Title: Classroom Teacher's Survival Guide

Author: Ronald L. Partin

Publisher: Jossey-Bass (A Wiley Imprint)

Overview: Describing all the information, tips, and resources in this 365-page workbook-sized book would be impossible. A sample of the things I learned include: A typical keyboard harbors 3000 bacteria per square inch, and the average office-building toilet seat has 50 bacteria per square inch; James Carville, Art Garfunkle, and Amelia Earnhart all taught school in addition to their other endeavors; brainstorming was introduced by Alex Osborne in the advertising industry; and more than 1200 colleges and universities grant graduate credits for completing national board certification. I also found 20 tips for making grading as painless as possible; 22 tips for asking effective questions; 24 tips for working with other teachers; 30 alternative assessments; 27 online education journals; and 12 sources of rubber stamps. In addition, the book provides such reproducibles as a field trip permission form, hall and homework passes, an attendance log, award certificates, an effective teacher checklist, a list of stress symptoms, a copyright permission request form, and many more. Whether you're a veteran teacher who feels as though you've forgotten more than still know or a new teacher who wants the knowledge of a veteran, this book is a terrific resource.

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Article by Linda Starr
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02/21/2005