Real Solutions and Advice from the Teaching TrenchesMany begin teaching because of a desire to make a difference. But faced with everyday challenges of the classroom, this idealism is often lost. The fact is, teaching is not easy. While there are many personal rewards, teachers must satisfy many constituencies, including students, parents, and administrators. But by being prepared and organized, you can ensure that your first year is fulfilling and productive for both you and your students.Your First Year as an Elementary School Teacher provides practical solutions to the most common and difficult issues of teaching. Inside is everything you need to know to create an atmosphere of cooperation, learning, and respect within your classroom. Use this helpful book as your mentor and enjoy your first year as a teacher.Have a successful first year by knowing how to:Reach, teach, and have fun with your students Create an interesting and interactive classroom environment Manage and find new ways to help difficult students Develop positive relationships with parents and administrators Organize your day to stay on top of the curriculum and grading Develop effective and engaging lesson plans This complete book is the first thing principals should hand to their new teachers. It has it all! Angela Kleinberg, reading specialist, Washington SchoolFrom the Trade Paperback edition.