Appropriate for Grades 6-8
by C. Jill Swango and Sally Boles Steward
A lively, encouraging book that could well be your most valuable practical resource during those first months teaching middle school science, as well as an important reference later on, too! Loaded with ideas, examples, and tips on how to make that first year a success, the book covers the basics of classroom management plus the principles of effective teaching. Included are topics such as handling the first day of school, preparing safe and effective lab lessons, helping students write effectively, and much more! Help! I'm Teaching Middle School Science tries to fill the gap between the theories you learn in college and the practical problems you face when you're up there in front of 30 children. 132 pages/soft-cover.