Essential Guides for the Busy Teacher
Teaching Solutions in Minutes
I created The Teacher's Essential Guide series for the busy teacher who wants to improve but only has minutes to do it. To help you find time for some quick "personal professional development," I wrote this collection of slender, quick-read guides that offers you targeted solutions to your most pressing instructional needs: classroom management, instruction in general, and teaching reading and writing in particular.
In these books, I also discuss how to build motivation, use meaningful assessment to monitor student learning and assign grades, create purposeful homework, use technology in ways that enhance learning, teach essential study skills, learn breakthrough grouping strategies, and create lessons that engage all students.
Guides for Everyday Teaching
"All that in books that in my pocket?" you are no doubt asking. The answer is: Yes. These books have been a dream of mine for years and Scholastic gave me the chance to finally write these "essential guides," which you will be able to turn to for quick ideas to help you solve problems you face every day. In addition, the online companions to each book offer an abundance of additional content I simply titled "Troubleshooting Guide" to cover everything I couldn't fit in the books themselves.