The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher (Paper)


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The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher (Paperback) – Harry K. Wong  (Author), Rosemary T. Wong (Author)

The best-selling book ever on classroom management and teaching for student achievement with over 3.3 million copies sold. The book walks a teacher, either novice or veteran, through structuring and organizing a classroom for success that can be applied at any time of the year at any grade level, pre-K through college.

The book is used in thousands of school districts, in over 100 countries, and in over 2,000 college classrooms. It’s practical, yet inspiring. But most important, it works!

The new 4th edition includes updated research, photos, and more examples of “how-to” along with an implementation DVD, “Using THE FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL” featuring Chelonnda Seroyer.

This is the most requested book for what works in the classroom for teacher and student success. 

About the Author
Harry K. Wong and Rosemary T. Wong are award-winning teachers and new teacher advocates. Harry is a native of San Francisco and is arguably the most sought-after motivational speaker in education today having given some 3000 presentations to over a million people. He has been called “Mr. Practicality” for his common sense, user-friendly, no-cost approach to managing a classroom for high-level student success. The March 2006 issue of Instructor magazine named him one of the 20 most admired people in education along with Maya Angelou, Howard Gardner, and Oprah Winfrey. He has received numerous other teaching honors. 

Rosemary is from New Orleans, Louisiana. Her classroom success led to her selection as one of the first Mentor teachers in California. She has received many Silicon Valley business honors and the Southeastern Louisiana University Distinguished Alumni Award.

Profits from the sale of their book fund “The First Days of School Foundation.” That foundation has built and funds the 250 student “Wong Mean Reth Learning Academy” in the jungles of Cambodia.

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Weight 3.50 lbs


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