The Classroom is an informative guide for teachers of all grade levels that takes an amusing and inspirational look at the effectiveness of yesterday's teaching methods on today's youth.
Author Michael D'Amato, a former Teacher of the Year, has packed The Classroom with teaching strategies, classroom management skills, educational quotes, life lessons, brain teasers, team-building activities, and much more. This practical, yet cutting-edge book examines such issues as:
- The fifteen most common mistakes made by teachers today
- How to increase communication with families by one hundred percent in less than five minutes
- The one thing people fear more than death
Whether you are a beginning teacher looking for an edge, or a veteran teacher needing rejuvenation, The Classroom will teach you how to effectively encourage and motivate today's students.
"D'Amato challenges educators to teach outside the box and make learning the fun, exciting, and mind-stretching experience for students it ought to be." -Stacey Slaughter Miller, editor for The Wall Street Journal
"The Classroom is full of imaginative, original, and very practical advice for teachers. It is fun to read, and if applied by teachers all over the country it would make classrooms much more interesting and students better educated." -Howard Zinn, Professor Emeritus at Boston University and the author of "A People's History of the United States"
"I recommend the reading of this book for all educators who would like to give their classrooms a 180 degree turn with the book's 180 strategies, activities, quotes, etc Take a few tips from a Teacher of the Year to make your students excited about their learning." -Anthony Bland, NJ Department of Education