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A Guide for First-Year Teachers

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by Dr. Jane Bluestein

Becoming a Win-Win Teacher presents some of the challenges of becoming an educator in today’s fast-changing world.

With practical ideas and honest cautions, this book encompasses a wide range of helpful topics including an exploration of what keeps so many schools rooted in win-lose philosophies and practices, personal assets that will increase the odds of your survival and success, and specifc strategies for winning in a win-lose system.

Topics include:

  • Your professional identity: demands and expectations of the job, authenticity and cautions, life in a fishbowl, protecting yourself
  • Understanding schools in context: cultural and economic realities, adapting to the challenge of change, and working successfully with students’ habits, skills, and expectations
  • Learning the system: What you need to know, dealing with toxic environments, and navigating political agendas
  • Building your support team: The value of collaboration, finding an effective mentor, and working with administrators, central office, supportive colleagues, specialists, classified support personnel, substitutes, and parents
  • Connecting with students: Disconnected kids, the importance of connectedness, going beyond the grade book
  • Avoiding win-lose power strategies: Includes an examination of our most beloved (and persistent) win-lose traditions that can make your life even more stressful
  • Effective strategies for creating a win-win classroom: Examines issues such as relationships, structure and routines, flexibility and fairness, choices, expressing your needs assertively, positive consequences and good follow through, good directions, recognition and positive feedback, keeping a cool head, and issues such as providing emotional support, encouraging problem solving, and buiding community
  • Growing your career
  • Taking care of yourself

Becoming a Win-Win Teacher will help you become a welcome, established, and effective member of a school community—without sacrificing your personality, intentions, or ideals.

For people entering the field of education today, whether straight out of college as a first career, or mid-career switchers coming to education later in life, with topics and tips relevant and helpful for veterans as well—especially those working in a lead teacher, support provider, or mentor for newcomers to the classroom.

The book includes handy charts, self-assessment surveys, planning pages, and activity sheets. For all grade levels and for anyone working in a school setting, this book is also a great resource for college professors and seminar or study group leaders. A great companion book to The Win-Win Classroom.

8 1/2” x 11”, 288 pages, available limited time only: $31.95 (Regular price is $41.95)

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