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Study Guides for Individual Work, Small Discussion Groups, and Large Discussion Groups

If you would like a study guide, please click on the links below or contact Julia Thompson via e-mail at thompsonteacheradvice@gmail.com.

study_guide_for_groups_discussions.doc (42 KB)

For dozens of conversation-starter questions to use in general discussions with colleagues, click here.



first-year_teacher's_guide_fourth_edition_manual.pdf (74.9 KB)

To access the study guide for The First-Year Teacher's Survial Guide, Fourth Edition, click here.



first-year_teacher's_checklist_book_guide.pdf (150 KB)

For a copy of the study guide for The First-Year Teacher's Checklist Book, click here. 



discipline_survival_kit_study_guide.doc (76 KB)

For study guide questions to help you with the first edition of Discipline Survival Kit for the Secondary Teacher, click here. 

Julia's Flash Fifteen for When Things Go Wrong 

  1. Kindness never hurts.
  2. Having a bad day is not the same as being a failure.
  3. Be trustworthy.
  4. Keep offering students choices to be better.
  5. Care more about them than about academic progress.
  6. Remember that it's the behavior you dislike and not the student.
  7. Everyone should be your favorite.
  8. "We can figure this out" is a powerful phrase.
  9. Keep trouble private. Protect your students' dignity.
  10. Act toward the worst like you act toward the best.
  11. Work with strengths.
  12. Use the times of trouble to deepen connections.
  13. Be accessible.
  14. Make it obvious that you enjoy your students.
  15. Channel student energy into better directions.