"I was once a brand new teacher and I know that nothing can be as frustrating to a young educator as the first year of teaching. Erbes helps guide new teachers through what may be their toughest year."
—Janice Hahn, City Councilwoman Los Angeles, CA
"The author reminds us that teaching is about more than skills and strategies; it is about relationships and passion."
—Marilyn Green, Director of Grants, Assessment, and Special Projects
Moorpark Unified School District, CA
"This resource offers practical advice—not just theory—on how to succeed in the crucial first year of teaching."
—Erin Powers, Literacy and Leadership Partner
University of California, Los Angeles
Life lessons for surviving and thriving in the classroom!
Even with student teaching experience and education courses under their belts, most new teachers are unprepared for their first year in the classroom. Filled with practical insider information, this resource bridges the gap between instructional theory and practice.
This clear, concise, and reader-friendly text combines research, the author's personal experiences, and valuable insights from veteran educators to help new teachers:
- Create a positive learning environment
- Address classroom management issues while retaining their personal style
- Connect with students
- Collaborate with parents and families
- Handle personal and professional challenges
This book is ideal for novice and prospective teachers as well as for mentor programs and parenting classes.