"Thompson's work helps beginning teachers even those with no prior teaching experience to understand the basics of effective teaching. The First Year Teacher's Checklist
makes it easy for educators who are just starting out to understand what it will take to become a successful teacher. I will definitely make this book required reading for my teacher interns."
Bill Snead, director of Alternative Certification Programs, Harris County Department of Education, Houston, Texas
"A must-have resource for new teachers and interns. Easy to read, discuss, and implement, it will improve your instruction along with helping you manage your to-do lists, your classrooms, and all of the new tasks and items involved with your first year of teaching. Keep it handy!"
Mike Rogers, president, EverythingAboutLearning.com, a PEAK Learning Systems Company
"New teachers and those who support their success will thrive on Julia's succinct delineation of the daily business of teaching."
Layne Ferguson, teacher development specialist, Department of Teacher Leadership and Professional Development, Prince George's County Public Schools, Maryland