Finding Success the First Year

A Survivor's Guide for New Teachers

By (author) Matthew Johnson

Publication date:

16 October 2010

Length of book:

266 pages


R&L Education

ISBN-13: 9781607097327

New teachers have it tough. They have a very difficult and complex job, and they must learn how to do it in front of a studio audience of unruly adolescents, anxious parents, and watchful administrators. To help new teachers navigate this daunting backdrop, Finding Success the First Year is here to act as a personal guide to the first year of teaching.
This book was written by a new teacher navigating through his own first year, and it uses those experiences to serve as a foundation for a step-by-step guide on how to survive and thrive in that all important first year. With everything from answers to frequent new-teacher questions and warnings of common new teacher pitfalls to specific strategies and veteran tricks useful for clawing back precious hours of the day, Matthew Johnson gives clear tips and clear reasons for them in a straightforward, jargonless voice and a mixture of practicality and philosophy.
Finding Success the First Year answers questions for new teachers that they haven't even had the time to ask. It is relevant and practical because it was written 'on the job' by a beginning teacher. This should be required summer reading for any new teachers. I will be recommending it to my students!