If you haven't heard of this book already, then let me introduce you to The First Days of School by Harry and Rosemary Wong. This couple brings to you the finest in classroom management wisdom, technique, and enthusiasm. The Wongs explain the benefits of starting your year off on the right foot, and the practical steps to make it happen.
When I first started teaching, this book was my guide to classroom management. A few months later, my principle observed my classroom and noted that it ran like a well oiled machine. I took that as a compliment. A few years later, I felt that my classes lacked the organization it had when I first started teaching. I reread The First Days of School to refresh my classroom management skills.
Read this book if you want to learn how to be an effective teacher. There's no need to re-invent the wheel when it comes to managing your classroom. Learn from the best, and feel confident in your classroom. Whether you're a seasoned teacher or just starting, you will reap some great wisdom.
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