Julia G. Thompson

Classroom by Classroom Teachers Are Changing the World

Prince Georges County Public Schools Induction Institute, Bowie, Maryland

Prince Georges County, Maryland

Comments from Participants at Windsor High School, Windsor, Virginia, Workshop

"This workshop 'remotivated' me to look at the bright side! All students can learn and be loved!"
~ Jane Lankford

"How nice and energizing to have a teacher still in the classroom share strategies that she is still discovering and using and doing it with excitement. Thank you!"
~ Frank Adams

"I love the videos--they soften the heart. They remind me of why I do what I do. Great job! I enjoyed your presentation." ~Catherine B. Lee

"The workshop oozed with great motivation and ideas to help motivate students! Thank you!" ~Alice Stevens

"We all need reminders from time to time of why we teach-thanks!" ~Lois West

"Excellent workshop--good for changing the attitude to positive near the end of the school year!" ~Amy Chapman

"Thank you for reminding teachers that school is about more than learning content." ~Diana Launer

"Fast-paced, interactive, and motivational workshop! Time well spent." ~Bob Godfrey

"I really like the '101 Ways to Energize Your Teaching'--great list!" ~R. Tarkington

"Every activity was beautifully modeled. Your presentation as very balanced between active and listening activities." ~Luann Scott

"Excellent presentations. Very positive information to have in a difficult time of the school year." ~B. Bailey


This fourth 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: 978-1-119-47036-6 May 2018, Jossey-Bass 544 pages
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.
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
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

Practical Strategies for Working Successfully with Difficult and Disruptive Student

After forty years as a classroom teacher, Julia retired in 2017. She now works for the Bureau of Education and Research to help teachers manage their most difficult classes.

In a full-day seminar specifically designed for educators serving grades K-12, Julia offers:

Dozens of practical strategies to decrease disruptive and difficult student behaviors in K-12 classrooms

A wealth of practical strategies that can transform disruptive, difficult and challenging students into self-disciplined, cooperative, focused learners

Powerful strategies to reach and teach all students regardless of their negative attitudes and behaviors

Specific redirection and intervention strategies to help challenging students stay focused on learning instead of getting their needs met in disruptive ways

More than 100 ready-to-use instructional activities that will engage students in a dynamic learning environment

Highly effective methods for creating powerful classroom relationships that result in positive student interactions

Demonstrations, examples, video clips, and an extensive resource handbook filled with strategies, activities and techniques you can implement right away

If you are interested attending one of Julia's seminars, please contact the Bureau of Education & Research at https:/​/​www.ber.org.

The Bureau of Education & Research (BER) is a sponsor of staff development training for professional educators in the United States and Canada offering seminars, PD Kits, self-study resources, and Online courses.

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