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Your First Year

By: Todd Whitaker,Madeline Whitaker,Katherine Whitaker
Narrated by: Stephen Graybill
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Publisher's Summary

Learn all the essentials for making your first year of teaching a success! In this exciting audiobook, internationally renowned educator Todd Whitaker teams up with his daughters - Madeline, an elementary teacher, and Katherine, a secondary teacher - to share advice and inspiration. They offer step-by-step guidance to thriving in your new role and overcoming the challenges that many new teachers face. 

Topics include:  

  • Learning classroom-management skills such as building relationships and maintaining high expectations and consistency  
  • Setting up your classroom and establishing procedures and rules  
  • Planning effective lessons and making your instructional time an engaging experience  
  • Managing your own emotions in the classroom and dealing effectively with misbehavior  
  • Working with peers, administrators, and parents to build support and foster collaboration  

The audiobook is filled with specific examples and vignettes from elementary, middle, and high school classes, so you'll gain helpful strategies no matter what grade level and subject area you teach. You'll also find out how to make tweaks or hit the "reset" button when something isn't going as planned. 

Things may not always go perfectly your first year, but the practical advice in this audiobook will help you stay motivated on the path to success!

©2016 Taylor & Francis (P)2018 Tantor

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Good, But More of a What Than a How

I thought this was a nice introduction for what those new to teaching have in store for them, but isn't a how-to manual though. To really learn the nuts and bolts of teaching, I think one needs to read a book like The First Days of School. However, this text does offer good advice to the novice and definitely breeds the excitement of that unforgettable first year teaching.

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  • sharron
  • 05-17-20

great confidence build

getting ready for year 1, this book is a great toolkit that I will revisit again and again

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  • Damien
  • 04-04-21

Useful support tool

I'm a new teacher (4 months in) and thought any advice is good advice so i got this book. The narrator is clear and easy to listen to. The content itself has good strategies for controlling classrooms, sometimes feel very robotic when saying it so you will have to adjust the language to suit your style. This book mostly supports your own thoughts during this tough time and is probably very useful for new teachers who might be struggling or regretting their choice to teach.

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  • Julie
  • 06-08-20

examples

with examples and solutions, a worthy listen for first years.the reader is a bit dull but otherwise it is useful information.