am 4. April 2000
This book is the most complete and practical guide to every conceivable area of the secondary classroom. It begins with what to do before school starts and proceeds with hamdouts, helpful hints, and numerous reproducible sheets covering parent conferences,classroom control, 50 "sponge" activities to use, classroom management and what to do the first ten minutes of class as well as the final few minutes of class. Tips abound on time management, first day of class, seating charts, group work, coopoerative learning, getting help in any circumstance. I have been in charge of staff development the last few years, and we will be ordering this book for at least fifty of our teachers. The experienced teachers like it just as well as our novice ones. It is fantastic!