What Every Teacher Needs to Know Series

What Every Teacher Needs to Know about Setting Up and Running a Classroom is a series of practical books for teachers, each geared toward a specific grade. Each book will guide readers through various aspects of setting up an ideal learning environment for third, fourth, or fifth graders, from arranging the furniture, to teaching basic routines, to implementing engaging learning activities. Though there are great ideas in here for all teachers, these books were especially written for new teachers or teachers teaching a new grade level for the first time.

Explore professional development offerings that are connected with ideas in these books in both the Effective Management and Discipline and Great Academic Teaching and Learning sections of this site.

Read an interview with me about the Every Teacher book series.

Did you know that this series was a finalist for the 2012 Association of Educational Publishers’ Distinguished Achievement Award for Professional Development?

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    Mike Anderson is an education consultant, award-winning teacher, and author of many books including What We Say and How We Say It MatterThe Well-Balanced Teacher, The First Six Weeks of School, The Research-Ready Classroom, and Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn. Learn more about Mike and his work or invite him to work with your school or district through his website: Connect with Mike on Twitter: @balancedteacher.

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    Mike Anderson is an energetic, experienced, and highly sought-after educational consultant who helps facilitate great learning in schools all over the United States and beyond. He has over twenty years of experience as a teacher, consultant, presenter, and developer and has authored many books and articles about great teaching and learning.