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FREE Î The First Days of School: How to Be An Effective Teacher [with CD] ⚢ The best selling book ever on classroom management and teaching for student achievement with overmillion copies sold The book walks a teacher, either novice or veteran, through structuring and organizing a classroom for success that can be applied at any time of the year at any grade level, pre K through collegeThe book is used in thousands of school districts, in overcountries, and in over , college classrooms Its practical, yet inspiring But most important, it works The new th edition includes updated research, photos, and examples of how to along with an implementation DVD, Using The First Days of School featuring Chelonnda SeroyerThis is the most requested book for what works in the classroom for teacher and student success You shouldn t read this book cover to cover It s not meant to be the solution for every situation that arises in the first few days of school It s meant to get the educator thinking about what s going to happen in those first few days How will you prepare for these different situations Anyone who s taught for at least five years in the public school system knows that your school year will be smoother and students will learnif you establish clear procedures in the first days of school You shouldn t read this book cover to cover It s not meant to be the solution for every situation that arises in the first few days of school It s meant to get the educator thinking about what s going to happen in those first few days How will you prepare for these different situations Anyone who s taught for at least five years in the public school system knows that your school year will be smoother and students will learnif you establish clear procedures in the first days of school That s the heart of this book.I re scan this book every August I pick and choose my inspiration based on the current classroom reality I m dealing with as a teacher.I would recommend this book to any teacher who knows the power of reflection Additionally, I d recommend this book to new teachers, especially those who are content knowledge rich, but pedagogically poor the new teacher who has a master s degree in history, but has never taken a methods class or a classroom management class This book came highly recommended from several sources I had received a copy as a gift when I began teaching at the high school level, but I hadn t bothered to open it until recently After reading it, I m glad that I didn t adopt Wong s methodologies as a first day secondary teacher My classes would have eaten me alive It s not that the book is necessarily poor, but I believe that it is best suited for K 5 teachers, who deal with students at a much earlier point in their development Many of This book came highly recommended from several sources I had received a copy as a gift when I began teaching at the high school level, but I hadn t bothered to open it until recently After reading it, I m glad that I didn t adopt Wong s methodologies as a first day secondary teacher My classes would have eaten me alive It s not that the book is necessarily poor, but I believe that it is best suited for K 5 teachers, who deal with students at a much earlier point in their development Many of the suggestions presented in this book would have been dismissed as childish and condescending by teens.The book is organizedlike a magazine than a text, with numerous sidebars with tangential information and testimonials from teachers who felt relieved from some of the suggestions that Wong provided Perhaps a portion of my less than stellar review stems from my general distrust of books that contain an infomercial about itself as part of its primary content.There are some useful tips, but this manual could have easily been reduced from its unwieldy length of 352 pages to a 20 30 page pamphlet It is unnecessary to devote a full length chapter to convey the benefits of dressing professionally Further, it is equally unnecessary to devote a section of the book to the topic of how to take attendance.As previously stated, perhaps this book would be best for elementary school teachers In my opinion, it is not the best book for secondary educators, although admittedly my experience may bias my judgment This book is given to new teachers in my school district, to help them start the school year That s a scary thought for me, because I ve never been a big believer in Wong s ideals about what teaching is.He largely stays on the surface here, with how to dress, what to put on the walls, how to make a strong impression, etc He definitely advocates a perpetuation of traditional schooling, with desks in rows, strict adherence to straight lines, no talking unless spoken to, and stringent homework pr This book is given to new teachers in my school district, to help them start the school year That s a scary thought for me, because I ve never been a big believer in Wong s ideals about what teaching is.He largely stays on the surface here, with how to dress, what to put on the walls, how to make a strong impression, etc He definitely advocates a perpetuation of traditional schooling, with desks in rows, strict adherence to straight lines, no talking unless spoken to, and stringent homework practices For theliberally minded educator such as myself , this book flies in the face of what I believe makes a strong, well rounded classroom.I gave it two stars because it s not without some good ideas I can t give itthan two stars because it is, like Harry Wong, somewhat short minded in its process The sad thing is that many teachers treat this book like its their bible, and they don t really think critically about it, it s simply because this is what teachers think they re supposed to be doing, and that s why I can t recommend it This book taught me several things that were not taught in my teaching courses, for example How spending time at the beginning of the school year, teaching class procedures instead of content will actually maximize instructional time for the rest of the year How to use a predictable daily routine to get students to begin working right away and minimize transition time When is the best time to take role Stressing the element of student choice in managing behavior You chose not to turn i This book taught me several things that were not taught in my teaching courses, for example How spending time at the beginning of the school year, teaching class procedures instead of content will actually maximize instructional time for the rest of the year How to use a predictable daily routine to get students to begin working right away and minimize transition time When is the best time to take role Stressing the element of student choice in managing behavior You chose not to turn in your homework, therefore you will earn a 0 for the assignment The importance of telling students why they are learning something or why they are doing a particular activity How to avoid being brought down by the negativity, low morale and energy level of other teachers How to portray friendliness while still being professional to the students