• Facilitator's Guide to Starting Strong: Surviving and Thriving as a New Teacher, Second Edition

Facilitator's Guide to Starting Strong: Surviving and Thriving as a New Teacher, Second Edition

Author(s) Kristen J. Nelson, Kimberly Bailey
ISBN10 1412965519
ISBN13 9781412965514
Format Paperback
Pages 36
Year Publish 2008 September


Give new teachers the keys to developing proficiency and confidence during that challenging first year!

Designed to accompany the second edition of Starting Strong, this guide gives staff developers and workshop leaders the tools to facilitate book study groups, seminars, and professional development events to help new classroom instructors navigate through their initial year of teaching. Facilitators will be able to present techniques to optimize student learning, demonstrate practical ways to maintain a positive and productive learning environment, and lead discussions on

  1. Designing lessons that align with standards
  2. Integrating assessment with the instructional process
  3. Implementing teaching strategies that strengthen students' literacy skills
  4. Facilitating critical thinking through methods that include cooperative learning, effective questioning, learning centers, and meaningful homework
  5. Connecting with students in the classroom and building relationships with parents

The chapter-by-chapter study guide follows the same format as the companion book and features ? Workshop activities

  1. Discussion questions
  2. Suggestions for practical applications
  3. Chapter summaries
  4. Journal-writing prompts
  5. Handouts
  6. Resources for extending learning
  7. A sample agenda for half-day workshops

A workshop evaluation form The Facilitator's Guide to Starting Strong, Second Edition is ideal for staff developers or anyone leading professional training for groups of any size—pairs, small workshops, or large seminars.

About The Author:
Kristen J. Nelson is the author of numerous books in the education field, including Teaching in the Digital Age and Developing Students’ Multiple Intelligences. She works for a large suburban school district in Orange County, California. Nelson has been an elementary and middle school teacher before becoming an educational administrator.