`A life-oriented plan to prepare teachers to really enjoy their chosen profession...Educators, School Board members, parents, and interested community leaders should make Burke's book a must-read' - Father John E Walsh, Pastor, St John Brebeuf Parish, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Radio Talk Show Host CJAD 800 AM Montreal `Should be a part of every teacher college or university based teacher training curriculum, and available in the faculty libraries and school administration resource shelves of every school building in every school district in the country' - James A Cox, Editor-in-Chief The Midwest Book ReviewThe purpose of this planning guide is to help teachers, both new and experienced, become successful educators. It accomplishes this by first presenting a summary of the research on successful teaching, and showing teachers how to incorporate this knowledge into their own work in the classroom. The book discusses how to design effective curriculum, prevent and manage student discipline problems, make the most of limited time and resources, handle parent pressures, and much more. In addition, this comprehensive guide goes beyond the day-to-day planning and execution of teaching tasks and shows teachers how to build and maintain a thriving teaching career. Teachers can learn how to take control not only of their classrooms, but also of their careers and their lives. Each chapter starts with a list of objectives, and ends with a summary. The book includes valuable planning grids and matrixes that each teacher can customize for immediate classroom use. ucators who wish to support and develop children's thinking.