Table of contents for The unauthorized teacher's survival guide / Jack Warner and Clyde Bryan with Diane Warner.

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Part I Preparing Yourself for Teaching
Chapter 1 Fitting in with the Staff
Five Ways to Jump-Start Your Year
Become Familiar with the Community
Read Up on Policy
Read Up on Your Students
Become Familiar with the School
Become Familiar with the "Buzzwords"
Your New Coworkers
The Teaching Staff
The Principal
The Vice Principal
The School Secretary
The Custodian
The Cafeteria Staff
The Teaching Aides
The Resource Teacher
The Librarian or Media Specialist
The Teaching Specialists
Professional Help
The School Nurse
The School Bus Driver
The School Board
Chapter 2 Building Rapport with Your Students
The Mechanics
Learning Names
Daily Schedule
Class Rules
Your Dress
Your Voice
Body Language
The Caring
Don't Prejudge Any Student
Avoid Sexism
Respect Your Students' Religious Backgrounds
Respect Your Children's Ethnic and Cultural Backgrounds
Give Awards, Rewards, and Praise
Make Your Students Feel Like Part of a Family
Demonstrate Self-Esteem
Chapter 3 Building Rapport with the Parents
Opportunities to Meet Parents
Back-to-School Night or Open House
Preparing for Back-to-School Night or Open House
Goals for a Successful Back-to-School Night or Open House
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Preparing for Parent-Teacher Conferences
Goals for Successful Parent-Teacher Conferences
Following Up on Parent-Teacher Conferences
Kindergarten Orientations
Preparing for the Beginning-of-the-Year Orientation
Goals for a Successful Beginning-of-the-Year Orientation
Report Cards
Classroom Newsletters
Problem Parents
Parent Volunteer Groups
Chapter 4 Preparing for Extracurriculars
Field Trips
Planning the Field Trip
Recruiting Volunteers
Sending Permission Slips
Notifying the School Staff
Supervising the Field Trip
Classroom Guests and Outside Speakers
School Dances
Team Sports Events
Clubs and Organizations
Chapter 5 Wearing the Teacher?s Many Hats
Surrogate Parent
Social Worker
Emergency Worker
Part II Preparing Your Classroom
Chapter 6 Setting up the Classroom Environment
The General Room Environment
Traffic Flow
Desk Arrangements
Sound Control
Incandescent Lighting
Room Temperature
Walls and Bulletin Boards
Interest Centers
The Reading Center
The Reference Center
The Audiovisual Center
The Science Center
The Writing Center
The Math Center
The Pet Center
The Computer Center
The Game Center
Chapter 7 Stocking Up on Teachers? Supplies
What You Will Need
For Your Desk
For Your Filing Cabinet (unlocked drawers)
For Your Filing Cabinet (locked drawers)
For Your Supply Cabinet
Decorating/Teaching Supplies
Supply Sources
Chapter 8 Preparing for a Substitute
Emergency Lesson Plans for Your Substitute
General Information for Your Substitute
A Few Helpful Hints
Part III Tackling the Big Three: Stress, Discipline, and Time Management
Chapter 9 Managing Your Stress
Lighten Up!
Learn to Relax
Exercise Every Day
Eat Well
Keep a Positive Attitude and a Sense of Humor
Find a Support Group
Know When to Seek Professional Help
Your Body
Your Behavior
Your Emotions
Your Thoughts
Chapter 10 Disciplining Students and Controlling the Classroom
Positive Reinforcements and Negative Consequences
Classroom Rules
Positive Reinforcement
Phone Calls and Notes to Parents
Negative Consequences
A Sample Discipline Ladder
Alternative Methods of Classroom Control
Severe Discipline Problems
Vulgar Language
Sexual Misbehavior
Drugs and Alcohol
"Keep Schools Safe" Violence Prevention
Chapter 11 Managing Your Time
Learn to Prioritize
Ask Your Teaching Aide to Help Grade Papers and Tests
Correct Every Third Paper
Do Brief Assessments of Written Essay Compositions
Use the "Circle Your Best 10 Lines" Method of Grading
Use Volunteers to Help Grade
Use Alternative Methods of Authentic Assessment
Make Quality Lesson Plans in Less Time
Don't Let Bulletin Boards Consume Your Extra Time
Learn to Organize
Your Desk
Your Filing Cabinet
Your Storage Cabinets
Your Calendar
Learn to Set Goals
Part IV Words of Encouragement
Chapter 12 Ask the Old Pros
Teaching Issues
Discipline Issues
Issues with Parents
Administrative and Coworker Issues
Personal Issues
Chapter 13 "I Can Do This!"
Glossary: All Those Buzzwords!
Appendix: Helpful Web Sites for Teachers

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