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 across the Country

"Julia is one of the best instructors I have ever learned from during a professional development seminar. She is amazing!"
~ Colleen K., New Mexico

"Thanks for all the good ideas! Also thanks for the reminders of the good things I'm already doing and the encouragement you gave us!"
~ Bonnie R., Montana

"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 L., Virginia

"Julia was absolutely lovely and fabulous. Very interesting and informative. I appreciated her kind heart."
~Johanna T., Montana

"I enjoyed the seminar very much! The demeanor of Ms. Thompson was fantastic. I wish I had a little of that special sauce."
~Jon P., Utah

"Excellent workshop--good for changing the attitude to positive near the end of the school year!" ~Amy C., Virginia

"Awesome! I was never bored; it actually went by too quickly."
~Roxanna F., Arizona

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

" Ms. Julia was amazing. This PD session was truly worthwhile. The best part of it all was that this seminar reminds us all that we are not alone! Thank you so much!"
~N. Lopez, Texas


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 Students

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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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