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Classroom management, Teachers, Teacher/student relations, Teaching strategies, Teaching techniques, Education, Secondary School/Elementary School Education, Classroom achievement
101 Tips for Classroom Success
ANY TEACHER CAN BECOME MORE EFFECTIVE—STARTING TODAY!
Author Jim Gomes provides what every teacher wants—real solutions to real problems teachers face every day. Packed with practical, proven tips and tools for teaching excellence, this easy-to-use book will accelerate student learning while bringing order and breathing life into your classroom.
Jim’s powerhouse tips offer professional insights, real-life examples, and actual classroom dialogue—helping you to build rapport and connect with your students right from Day One.
LEARN HOW YOU CAN:
Model the behaviours you expect from students (Tip 6).
Minimize disruptions with nonverbal cues (Tip 25).
Modify student behaviour by being firm but fair (Tip 28).
Maintain student focus with attention grabbing strategies (Tips 47-51).
Maximize participation and learning by laying down a challenge (Tip 57).
Motivate students—and yourself—by “keeping it real” (Tip 69).
Master the parent-teacher interview (Tips 86-89).
From newcomers to seasoned veterans, this book will leave you feeling prepared, organized, and confident. Don’t delay—put Jim’s more than three decades of experience to work for you!
“A delightful, refreshing, practical, and meaningful book that is guaranteed to make you laugh, sigh, and wish you would have come up with such simple yet productive tips yourself. A great read for new teachers and those who ‘have been around the block a few times.’ ”
—BARBARA COLOROSO, author of international bestseller 'kids are worth it!'
“Any teacher who chooses to own this book will have a tremendous gift. With its emphasis on positive attitude, strong self-motivation, and complete details of how-to, one is on the way to being a great teacher.”
—R. Dale Burley, 35 years in education; department head, English
“Where was Jim’s book in 2003 when I was a new teacher? Ready-Set-Teach! is a straightforward, practical guide for any teacher at any level looking for support, motivation, and inspiration. Now that I’ve discovered it, this book is at the top of my resource list.”
—Jane Etherington, 10 years in education; founder and director, Limestone Players Travelling Theatre Troupe
“All educators, regardless of whether they are classroom teachers, counsellors, special educators, or administrators, will benefit from reading Ready-Set-Teach! Ultimately, the real winners will be students and parents.”
—Ray Ball, 37 years in education as a teacher, an administrator, and coordinator of exceptional education and guidance
Jim Gomes graduated from the Faculty of Education at the University of Windsor and taught for over 35 years with the Greater Essex County District School Board in Southwestern Ontario. A master teacher of Grade 9 mathematics, Jim established a highly successful peer-tutoring program. Throughout his career, he also served as a mentor to new teachers. His influence and love of teaching reached beyond the classroom and into his own family. Inspired by their father, Jim’s three children have all become teachers.
Beyond the classroom, Jim distinguished himself as a dedicated coach of over 50 school and community sports teams. He coached boys and girls from ages 5 to 18 in a variety of sports, including basketball, volleyball, baseball, and track and field.
In 2014, Jim founded J-Go LEARN, an educational resource company with the express goal of maximizing teacher effectiveness and student learning.
An avid traveller, Jim and his wife Pam enjoy hiking in wilderness areas of national parks in Canada and the United States.
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