What Every Teacher Needs to Know
Looking for tips and time-tested advice to use in your classroom tomorrow?
This award-winning K–5 book series, written by experienced teacher-authors Mike Anderson and Margaret Berry Wilson, offers practical information about classroom setup; schedules and routines; building community; classroom games, special projects, and field trips; communicating with parents; and more!
Great for new teachers, teachers switching grades, substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, and veteran educators, too!
"A real treasure for new teachers and experienced ones, too—these books give teachers easy-to-implement ideas for building a strong community of learners in their own classrooms." —Amy J. Treadwell, executive director, Teach Plus-Chicago
|What Every Kindergarten Teacher Needs to Know|
Welcome kindergartners to the new world of school and address their need for repetition, routine, structure, and lively, hands-on explorations.
|What Every 1st Grade Teacher Needs to Know|
Help first graders make the best use of their huge energy while gently encouraging them to pace themselves and pay attention to doing quality work.
|What Every 2nd Grade Teacher Needs to Know|
Accommodate second graders' need for order and perfection while helping them take the risks necessary for learning.
|What Every 3rd Grade Teacher Needs to Know|
Channel their exuberant appetite for doing, talking, and learning into focused, productive school work.
|What Every 4th Grade Teacher Needs to Know|
Provide the safe, predictable environment that helps children handle this often emotionally intense period of development and to do their best learning.
|What Every 5th Grade Teacher Needs to Know|
Give preteens challenging, engaging opportunities that integrate their rapidly expanding cognitive abilities with their great enthusiasm for working with peers.
About the Authors
Mike Anderson taught third, fourth, and fifth grades for fifteen years. He is now a Responsive Classroom consultant. He wrote the third, fourth, and fifth grade books in the What Every Teacher Needs to Know K–5 Series, is co-author of The Research-Ready Classroom, and author of The Well-Balanced Teacher.
Margaret Berry Wilson taught first and second graders for fifteen years. She is now a Responsive Classroom consultant. She wrote the kindergarten, first grade, and second grade books in the What Every Teacher Needs to Know K–5 Series, and is co-author of Doing Math in Morning Meeting.