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Survival Kit for New Teachers
This book is awesome! The multitude of ideas are exciting and very helpful! I teach in an inner city school and needed help! My principal bought the book for me and I am so thankful! Many other new and old books on the market sugar-coat everything, and make it seem like teaching is easy! Teaching is hard! Maybe it is easy if you are teaching in an affluent neighborhood with parents who interact and support the students and teachers! I don't have that kind of cushy job! I needed real world advice and that is what Survival Kit
offered! Thank you to the authors for making my life easier! This book has been a recipe for success! It is sooooo practical!
- A reader from Sacramento, California
Several years ago I bought the first edition of Ms. McDonald's and Ms. Hershman's book, and was I ever thankful to them! I couldn't have made it through my first years of teaching without it. Coupled with all the information and mentor services available at their "Beginning Teachers Toolbox" website, and I have been and continue to be afforded the best opportunity to hit the ground running with my new students, their parents, and my school's adminstration each day. And now, with their second edition (which I just bought as well), the information available to me it tighter, more efficient, improved in its approach, and even more fun to use. My kids love most of the methods and ideas, and I've recommended this book to every teacher I've met, both young and old! EVERYONE SHOULD BUY IT, USE IT, SLEEP WITH IT, MAKE IT PART OF THEIR DAILY TEACHING LIVES!
- eddymunster from California
My principal purchased Survival Kit
for every teacher in our building, because she wanted all of us to benefit from the "Writer's Workshop" section in the Language Arts Chapter. It is a step-by-step guide, and gives tons of lesson and grading ideas! Well, I have used the entire book, not just the Language Arts chapter. It doesn't just give me general or vague ideas, like the other books my college professors made me buy - Survival Kit
gives specific tips and strategies! I would recommend this book to every first year teacher - I wish that I would have been required to get this book in college! Then I would have had all summer to use it! I have really used the assessment chapter a lot, too! My students' parents have complimented me on my classroom organization and they say that my students love me! I think it is because I had Survival Kit
to help me get started! I will continue to use it for years!
- A reader from Long Beach, California
Your book looks great!! Lots of practical ideas. Thanks.
Thank you for the book, Survival Kit for New Teachers
you sent me. I've looked through it and think it's great. I showed it to my Cohort Supervisor and she liked it too. I also had an opportunity to show it to my fellow students and several of them plan on ordering it. The writers did a great job.
I just want to let you know that I received the book on Monday. It's an amazing resource for any teacher. It's really helping me getting organized for the new school year. Every new teacher should have a copy of this book. Thank you...
A friend of mine gave me your book and I thought I'd let you know how wonderful it has been to read! As a recent graduate, I have found it to be a compilation of everything that I have learned throughout my undergraduate study...and all in one easy to read, easy to find, and easy to understand book! No longer do I have to flip through 10 different notebooks or file folders to locate what I need! I will let you know exactly how much I use it, when I get a job!
I received the book today and let me tell you it far surpassed my expectations. It is undoubtedly the most practical guide for new teachers that I have ever seen. Thank you both for writing it.
Even though I am still studying I have found the book a vital resource for my field studies this year and my supervising teachers have commented on my professionalism and organization. Little do they know I have gained much of it through The Survival Kit
I urge all student and new teachers to purchase the book. It has been the best resource I have bought and is an asset to any professional collection.
- J. McKay
Survival Kit for New Teachers
is an excellent resource for teachers. It contains a wealth of information and includes topics that will contribute to a successful teaching year for experienced as well as beginning teachers. The Survival Kit
book is well organized and written so a teacher at any skill level can easily adapt and implement the ideas shared by the authors. I am excited to find a resource that has been written by teachers who understand the challenges of the first year of teaching.
I highly recommend that every new teacher receive this handbook to ensure a positive beginning to their teaching career.
- Vaughn Gross, Principal
I talked with our new teachers last week and they loved using your Survival Kit for New Teachers
! They found it to be user friendly and well organized. They could look up specific items to be addressed from how to get started on the first day to making sure parents get the information they need at home. Each teacher took a handful of sticky notes (tabs) and marked the pages they had used in the first few months.
They found out that many of the "seasoned" teachers got new information from you too! The kids are complete hit in the District and are being borrowed from the new kids on the block. In all the book has been great! Thanks for getting this information to us! We need all the help we can get. I will continue to sing your praises. Can't wait for the next edition or latest book.
- Lynn O'Connor, District Supervisor in charge of New Teachers
I have used your information. The book is excellent for beginning teachers. When I begin my methods class in January for the teachers who will begin their student teaching, I intend to use your book as a reference in the class.
- Dr. Thomas, DBU
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