About Setting Up and Running a Classroom
Author: Margaret Berry Wilson
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
View: 3842You're teaching first grade this year. What do you need to know? Margaret Berry Wilson gives you practical information about daily routines, furniture, and much more. She starts with a concise review of first graders' common developmental characteristics and then shows how to adjust your classroom and your teaching to fit these common characteristics. The result: Students can learn, and you can teach, with minimum frustration and maximum ease and joy.In a warm, conversational style punctuated with anecdotes and examples from her own classrooms, Margaret shares practical know-how on topics like this: • Arranging a circle, desks, and tables • Choosing and storing supplies • Scheduling a child-centered day and teaching daily routines • Planning special projects and field trips that maximize learning and build community • Understanding the special concerns of first graders' parents and finding the best ways to communicate with them