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Description - How to Survive and Thrive in the First Three Weeks of School by Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins

Master 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 Details

ISBN: 9781412904544
ISBN-10: 1412904544
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 177mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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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.

Books By Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins

Teach Them ALL to Read by Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins
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Ten Traits of Highly Effective Schools by Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins
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Reading Puzzle: Vocabulary, Grades 4-8 by Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins
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