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Quick Answers for Busy Teachers

  • Title:Quick Answers for Busy Teachers: Solutions to 60 Common Challenges
  • Author:Annette Breaux, Todd Whitaker
  • Publication Date:December 2014
  • ISBN:9781118920626
  • Publisher:John Wiley

Quick Answers for Busy Teachers presents some of the most common challenges teachers encounter in the classroom, and provides expert help toward solving those problems. This easy-to-read guide is organized into short, discreet chapters, making it an ideal quick reference for on-the-spot answers, with practical advice and concise, actionable solutions. Readers will develop systems for dealing with issues that repeatedly crop up, from handling the out-of-control class to falling out of love with the job. The book offers innovative methods and techniques that improve student achievement and behavior while minimizing stress on the teacher. Recover from challenging situations with parents, students, coworkers, or administrators, implement a system that keeps those challenges from happening again, and learn to relax and enjoy this richly rewarding profession.

Teaching is difficult. Educators must grapple with a roomful of diverse students, an evolving curriculum, massive organization of books, papers, and supplies, and ever-changing technology. They must deal with challenges from uninvolved parents, overinvolved parents, administrators, and fellow educators. This book helps teachers avoid some of the frustration by providing solutions for the sixty most common challenges teachers face.

  • Deal with the student pushing your buttons, and get that student actively engaged in meaningful learning
  • Keep students on task, and deal effectively with poor test performance
  • Speak your mind at faculty meetings
  • Deal with negative coworkers effectively
  • Handle problem parents without embarrassing

students or sacrificing professionalism

As a teacher, igniting young minds is only a small part of the battle – it's usually everything else that makes teachers occasionally reconsider their career choice. With solutions and systems in place ahead of time, readers can handle challenges swiftly and skillfully with Quick Answers for Busy Teachers.

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Author Bio

Annette Breaux is one of the most entertaining and informative authors and speakers in education today. She leaves her audiences with practical techniques to implement in their classrooms immediately. Teachers who have read Annette’s writings or heard Annette speak agree that they come away with user-friendly information, heartfelt inspiration, and a much-needed reminder that theirs is the most noble of all professions - teaching.

Dr. Todd Whitaker has been recognized as a leading motivational speaker in the field of education. Todd is a professor of educational leadership at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, and he has spent his life researching and studying effective teachers and principals. One of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd has written sixteen educational books including the national best seller, What Great Teachers D

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