Julia G. Thompson

Classroom by Classroom Teachers Are Changing the World



Workshop Ideas Generated by Teachers and Mentors in NYC

Resources for Teachers

eClassroom Course Designed for New Teachers
Teams from Wiley & Sons and Knowledge Delivery Systems have created an eCourse designed to help new teachers not just survive, but thrive in their first years. Focused on practical skills and useful advice for immediate classroom use, the course is based on the information in The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide.
For First-Year Teachers
This third edition of the bestselling First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide is packed with more than 500 pages of updated, inspiring, and practical advice for new teachers. ISBN: 978-1-118-45028-4 Paperback 560 pages July 2013
For Professional Development Leaders
This training package offers two DVD presentations, a facilitator's manual, dozens of study guide questions, and one-hundred downloadable handouts. Julia G. Thompson ISBN: 978-1-1180-9569-0 Video January 2012
For Secondary Teachers
This practical, hands-on resource is packed with ideas, techniques, tools, and activities to help teachers maintain a postive classroom environment. It includes over 50 ready-to-use-or-adapt forms, checklists and letters. Publisher: John Wiley Sons. ISBN: 978-0-87628-434-6Paperback, 384 pages.
For New Teachers in a Hurry
This easy-to-use reference—with hundreds of helpful, classroom-tested answers, ideas, techniques, and teaching tools—will help you on your way to a successful and productive school year. Publisher: John Wiley Sons. Julia G. Thompson ISBN: 978-0-470-39004-7Paperback 224 pages April 2009

The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide, Third Edition

Praise for The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide


"This useful guide gives new teachers a wealth of practical information, resources, and tools. Whether she's helping readers to handle tough classroom challenges or coaching them on how to develop a professional demeanor, Thompson's experience shines through on every page."

—Doug Lemov, author of Teach Like a Champion and Practice Perfect

"To get through your first year of teaching you need a friend, a trusted colleague, a mentor. You need someone who is there for you, believes in you, and cheers you on! Thompson is that friend, colleague, and mentor you can to turn to anytime you need."

—Andrea Honigsfeld, EdD, professor, Molloy College, New York

"This book will be your most treasured resource as a new teacher! You will turn to it often for the comfort and inspiration you need as well as to sustain the passion you brought to teaching in the first place. The practical tips on collaboration, instructional strategies, freebie resources, student engagement, behavior, and more will empower you every step of the way."

—Pat Wyman, founder, HowToLearn.com; author, Amazing Grades


Contents at a Glance


I. Assume Your Professional Responsibilities

Section One: Know What It Means to Be a Twenty-First-Century Educator
Section Two: Develop the Practical Skills You’ll Need to Manage a Classroom
Section Three: Collaborate with Others in Your School and Community

II. Establish a Learning Community

Section Four: Begin a Successful School Term
Section Five: Develop Positive Classroom Relationships

III. Promote Student Achievement

Section Six: Control Class Time
Section Seven: Manage Your Classroom
Section Eight: From Reluctant to Engaged: Motivate Students to Succeed

IV. Design and Deliver Effective Instruction

Section Nine: Choose Appropriate Instructional Strategies and Resources
Section Ten: Design Effective Instruction
Section Eleven: Deliver Engaging Instruction
Section Twelve: Meet the Needs of All of Your Students
Section Thirteen: Assess Your Students’ Progress
Section Fourteen: Level the Playing Field: Cover Basic Skills

V. Maintain an Orderly Environment

Section Fifteen: Prevent Discipline Problems
Section Sixteen: Manage Discipline Problems
Section Seventeen: Learn to Solve Classroom Problems