Professional Development Books for Teachers
Our four-part book series Launch Your Classroom! is a professional development series created by Educational Partners International (EPI) and written by education experts. All EPI teachers receive a copy of the Launch Your Classroom! books for free during orientation as part of our professional development program. The EPI professional development team is available to all EPI program members to help implement these ideas in the classroom.
Our books include:
• Instructional videos
• Case studies for specific misbehaviors
• Guidelines for creating effective lessons
• Icebreakers for teachers
• Strategies for redirecting student attention
• Example activities designed to hold student interest
A quick and practical guide for any teacher, especially if you are new to the classroom...well thought-out and easy to read.
An awesome guide for having a successful teaching-learning experience throughout the school year!
With Launch Your Classroom! I am now a step ahead. It prepared me to manage my classroom more effectively. A real asset for every teacher.
About EPI's Professional Development Books
Starting as a handbook for international teachers adjusting to teaching in the USA and later expanding into a four-part book series, Launch Your Classroom! is now a bestseller on Amazon in several categories. Our books are a quick read at around 100 pages each, giving advice in a concise and practical way.
The Launch Your Classroom! Series is available in print and ebooks. On the first Friday of every month, EPI offers a free download of our ebooks on Amazon. Our ebooks can be read on a Kindle ebook reader or on any of Amazon’s free Kindle reading apps for the computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Visit our Amazon page to learn more and download the ebooks.
Launch Your Classroom! Book Series
Launch Your Classroom!
Building a Foundation for Learning
The first book of the Launch Your Classroom! Series is a quick-start guide to the American classroom. We start with the basics, covering essential information about the US education structure, as well as approaches for adapting to a school’s culture, designing a classroom, and building rapport with students, parents, and coworkers.
Launch Your Classroom Management!
Creating a Well-Run Classroom
In the second book of the Launch Your Classroom! Series, we provide the essential tips and strategies for preventing student misbehavior and intervening when they occur. This book is all about developing effective rules with logical consequences, establishing procedures and transitions that discourage misbehaviors, and appropriately reacting to student disruptions.
Launch Your Classroom Instruction!
Planning and Delivering Effective Lessons
In the third book of the Launch Your Classroom! Series, we give information about current best practices in pedagogy and lesson planning, tips for effectively executing lessons, and guidance on how to use varying assessment strategies to evaluate student learning. Designing meaningful lessons that align with learning objectives is a critical aspect of teaching, and we provide all the strategies to encourage active learning in the American classroom.
Launch Your Classroom Engagement!
Fostering a Culture of Learning
In the fourth book of the Launch Your Classroom! Series, we address the key issues regarding engagement and provide proven methods for maintaining a focused classroom. As group work is often a large element in an engaged classroom, we also cover how to organize effective group activities that will contribute to student learning. Some teachers may hesitate to incorporate group work into their lesson plans, often with concerns about student productivity or behavior, but we provide the tools to help create a successful collaborative learning environment.