How to Survive and Thrive in the First Three Weeks of School
By (author) Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins
How to Survive and Thrive in the First Three Weeks of School by Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins
Book DescriptionMaster the 3 + 3 = 33 equation for successful opening days at school-at any grade level! Research shows that time invested during the first three weeks of school to teach Routines, Rubrics, and Rules-the three R's-leads to higher student achievement throughout the remaining 33 weeks of school, or 3 + 3 = 33. This wonderfully practical and effective new book from bestselling author Elaine McEwan will help any teacher through those critical weeks and show how truly "with-it" teachers (WITs) can manage more easily the three critical facets of every teacher's day: classroom management and organization, student engagement, and time management.Loaded with specifics, WITs from K-12 classrooms share their personal routines, rubrics and rules to help you survive and thrive in those first three weeks of school, including Designing and organizing your classroom to support learning Teaching routines, rubrics, and rules to maximize learning time Creating organizational, academic, and social routines Choosing rules and rewards to build character and motivation Using the "With-It" teacher list, including attention-getters, noise-breakers, timesavers, routines, and homework helpers With the power of 3 + 3 = 33-and the secrets of WITs-you can chart a sure-footed course for those all-important first weeks of school, and help guide your students successfully through the school year!
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412904544
(254mm x 178mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 26-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins
Teach Them All to Read, Paperback (September 2009)
Featuring vignettes, graphic organizers, instructional strategies, up-to-date research, and more, this updated bestseller helps educators understand the most effective ways to teach all students to read.
Ten Traits of Highly Effective Schools, Paperback (September 2008)
Featuring helpful tools, authentic examples, teacher reflections, and more, this resource identifies the critical attributes of schools that enable all students to attain academic excellence.
Reading Puzzle: Vocabulary, Grades 4-8, Paperback (April 2008)
Focuses on vocabulary instruction for students, and especially those whose underdeveloped word knowledge negatively impacts their academic performance. This book provides activities to increase word awareness in the language tasks of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Reading Puzzle: Spelling, Grades 4-8, Paperback (April 2008)» View all books by Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins
Presenting the spelling rules and their exceptions, this book provides teacher-directed spelling practice for upper elementary and middle-school students. It includes lessons which contain an introduction to present the rule, activities and reproducibles to practice the rule, and an assessment to evaluate learning.
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Author Biography - Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins
Elaine K. McEwan is an educational consultant with The McEwan-Adkins Group, offering professional development for educators to assist them in meeting the challenges of literacy learning in Grades Pre K-6. A former teacher, librarian, principal, and assistant superintendent for instruction in several suburban Chicago school districts, Elaine is the award-winning and best-selling author of more than three dozen books for educators. Her Corwin Press titles include Raising Reading Achievement in Middle and High Schools: Five Simple-to-Follow Strategies for Principals, Second Edition (2006), Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers: Using Cognitive Research to Boost K-8 Achievement (2004), Ten Traits of Highly Effective Principals: From Good to Great Performance (2003), Making Sense of Research: What's Good, What's Not, and How to Tell the Difference (2003), Seven Steps to Effective Instructional Leadership, Second Edition (2003), Teach Them ALL to Read: Catching the Kids Who Fall through the Cracks (2002), and Ten Traits of Highly Effective Teachers: How to Hire, Mentor, and Coach Successful Teachers (2001). McEwan was honored by the Illinois Principals Association as an outstanding instructional leader, by the Illinois State Board of Education with an Award of Excellence in the Those Who Excel Program, and by the National Association of Elementary School Principals as the National Distinguished Principal from Illinois for 1991. She received her undergraduate degree in education from Wheaton College and advanced degrees in library science (MA) and educational administration (EdD) from Northern Illinois University. McEwan lives with her husband and business partner, E. Raymond Adkins, in Oro Valley, Arizona. Between them, Elaine and Ray have five children, fifteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
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