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Summary

The bestselling book ever on classroom management and teaching for student achievement with over 3.7 million copies sold. The audiobook 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 120 countries, and in over 2,114 college classrooms, and has been translated into 5 languages. It's practical, yet inspiring. But most important, it works!

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

©2009 Harry K. Wong Publications, Inc. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-10-15

Best suited for paper format

Was a good listen but the book is formatted more to be read in print than to be listened to if you want to use it to its fullest. Will probably end up buying print or Kindle as well.

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  • allen melcher
  • 15-05-17

Best book ever on modern education.

The book is fantastic. I enjoyed the audible version so much, I'm motivated now to also pick up the print version and to go back as a reference. The only downside to this audiobook was the narrator, which is often the case for many well written pieces. Strongly recommend

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  • Ccoco
  • 22-07-15

Clear and encouraging

Our school system has encouraged many programs that fit into the structure explained here. But the "whys" are answered here and the listing approach in the presentation of tasks make it more manageable in application.

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  • parker
  • 27-11-18

Condescending narration

It’s hard to listen to this book because I feel like the narration is accusatory. I.e. quoteif you’re not this kind of teacher that I’m describing, you’re an idiot and you suck.“ That’s the vibe of this book. Nonetheless, there are good suggestions and ideas

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  • J. Solt
  • 15-08-18

just what I was looking for

A good review, or perhaps introduction, into the basic framework a new teacher needs to be successful on the first day of school. I appreciated the refresher and summary of much of the practical training of teacher education coursework.

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  • KJ
  • 20-05-18

Excellent book for teachers

I would highly recommend this book for all new Teachers and Experienced teachers... This will change your career.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-09-17

Great

If you could sum up The First Days of School in three words, what would they be?

great for new and old teachers

What other book might you compare The First Days of School to and why?

nothing I've ever read

Which scene was your favorite?

the part where it explained the simplicity of it all

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I got this!

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  • jake
  • 13-09-16

Just started

I just started this audiobook and will give another review later, however I just wanted to address that the narrator Patrick Lawlor is driving me crazy by the way he pronounces his R's. I just keep hearing "classwoom" management and it's distracting.

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  • Maria
  • 12-09-16

Bold Efficient Insights

This book has many bold and effective insites for new and novice teachers. It provides structure and foundation for anyone wanting to become an effective and productive educator part time or as a full-time career. There are also many tips for being productive in the life as a whole, that carry beyond the classroom. I believe this is a foundation book for all educators. The power of vision, accountability, & choice are highlighted.

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  • brian
  • 07-09-16

Too many examples, not enough meat.

Highly inspirational, based on best practices, but a little outdated in parts, especially the part about dress. I gained good insight on how to spend the first week; however, it seemed like there was LOTS of storytelling in between and only offering a few major facets of discipline to work on. This also is very traditional in nature, not the most cutting edge stuff - more of the fundamentals of classroom management.

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