ARE YOU A NEW TEACHER PREPARING TO TRANSITION FROM COLLEGE TO YOUR OWN CLASSROOM?
This book will help you dodge the struggle and burnout many new teachers face.
First Class Teaching: 10 Lessons You Don't Learn in College will bridge the gap from college to classroom so you feel confident stepping into your new role as a teacher!
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Owner of Susan Jones Teaching
Michelle brings humor and relatability to the stressful job of a new teacher. Her encouraging lessons will help all teachers gain confidence and clarity in the not-so-ordinary experience that is teaching!
Author of Our Class is a Family
First Class Teaching is a breath of fresh air―not written by a self-proclaimed educational expert, but by ‘one of us.’ In candidly sharing her own classroom experience, Michelle Emerson validates the emotions and challenges that new teachers face, while providing the kinds of helpful tips that would have veteran teachers nodding in agreement.
M.Ed, Founder & CEO of Guided Readers and a 24-Year Veteran Classroom Teacher
Some books offer inspiration; others inform with tactics and strategies a rare few do both. First Class Teaching is one of those rare books. With her witty personality, practical strategies, some humor thrown in the mix, and her you-can-do-this attitude, Michelle helps new teachers navigate the difficult waters of being a classroom teacher, learn how to balance it all and still have some energy left at the end of the school day. A must read for every new or aspiring teacher!
The Lettered Classroom, Central Pennsylvania
Michelle Emerson, an educator and leader, offers the necessary guidance to navigate the world of education in and outside of the classroom. Her relatability and easy to implement steps will have every teacher, new and veteran, feeling empowered to tackle the complexity of the profession.
Teacher, Author, and & Founder of EMC2Learning
First Class Teaching leads to front row learning. This book has you defining, refining, and shining in your classroom. A thoughtful playbook to help any educator be more intentional with their students.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING:
DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU?
✓ You're in college to become a teacher, a first year teacher, teaching a new
grade level, or a veteran teacher looking to rediscover your passion
✓ You're struggling with working too many hours, feel like you don't know
what you're doing, or are experiencing the dreaded teacher burnout
✓ You feel like the realities of teaching don't match what you thought it
✓ You love the idea of teaching but feel overwhelmed and confused by all the
✓ You want to feel less alone in your struggles as an educator
✓ You need strategies that work in a REAL classroom and can be
implemented right away
DON'T WORRY... I HAVE SOMETHING TO HELP!
I've felt all those same things which is why I wrote this book!
First Class Teaching: 10 Lessons You Don't Learn in College was designed to help you avoid the same mistakes I made because teaching is HARD... but it doesn't have to be THAT hard.
I'm a former classroom teacher who now supports new and veteran teachers around the world through professional development workshops, videos, and resources.
I taught second grade, fourth grade, and served as hmy school’s e-coach, helping teachers integrate educational technology in their instruction for seven years in Maryland before transitioning out of the classroom to develop educational resources and provide professional development to teachers full time.
Today, I produce educational videos for teachers on my YouTube channel, Pocketful of Primary, share productivity tips on my podcast, Teaching to the TOP, and present workshops at educational conferences and schools across the country. I co-authored The Edupreneur’s Sidehustle Handbook and have been featured as an educational specialist on the Today show twice.
I believe all teachers should feel empowered by their career instead of overwhelmed and seek to help educators master their profession and create a work-life balance through my tips and strategies. I currently reside in Austin, Texas, with my husband, Billy, rambunctious dog, Ember, and two cats, Luna and Zora.