Website Acorn Publishing
The Teacher’s Manual
Learning to Teach, Applying Methods, Navigating Management, and Pondering School Issues
By Jennifer Anderson
Softcover, 314pp., 2020; $14
Voilà! You have a classroom. In come the students, all bright-eyed and eager to start a year with their teacher. While you bask in the excitement of a new start, be aware that the students are bringing more with them than their backpacks and lunch pails. Let’s take a look at some of your scholars:
David Eager learner; gets impatient with others
Mary Speech/physical handicap; has a helper; stays positive
Noah Teases but doesn’t know when to stop; fun-loving
Eli Moved four times; finds it hard to keep friends
Jerry Rushes through work and is impatient with Sara
Sara Meticulous, perfectionist; can’t handle disorganization
Lucy Tattles on Noah at home; busybody
Amanda Everything is too easy; bored at school; reads
Hmm—struggles already and you haven’t even started!
The Teacher’s Manual provides many practical insights into all facets of school, from the day-to-day practices of lesson planning, grading, communication, and recess to the politics of classroom management, parent-teacher meetings, and learning environments. Preparing for a field trip or school program? Seeking to improve community-school relationships? Looking into emergency procedures? This book contains lots of helpful checklists for these and other challenges teachers face.
A useful, practical, realistic guide for new and experienced teachers alike. Approachable and easy to navigate. Great resource for school boards to share with teachers.
Jennifer Anderson has nearly 20 years of teaching experience in a variety of settings, including parochial schools, Christian day schools, and public schools. Her pupils have included a range of Conservative Mennonites, Old Order Mennonites, Amish, Amish-Mennonites, Dunkard Brethren, and non-Anabaptists. She has taught at every grade level, plus special ed.
For more information, visit the Acorn Publishing website.
Teacher’s Helper Book Pair: The Teacher’s Manual + Helping Children with Special Needs
Teacher’s Classroom Pack: The Teacher’s Manual + Helping Children with special Needs + two interesting books for the school library that are good resources for social studies and church history projects: Amish-Mennonites of North America and Amish-Mennonites across the Globe.
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