Mentoring My Elementary-And Middle-School Students to Become Powerful Navigators of Success: An Interactive Handbook for Teachers and Students in Grad (Paperback)
Elementary and middle school can be confusing times for children. Adjusting to the challenges of growing up and navigating new social pressures and expectations can prove overwhelming. It isn't as if they get a handbook to help them through the maze.
Educator, teacher, and current assistant principal Todd Jason Feltman, PhD, asked, "Why not?" If students could be given clear instructions and steps for academic success, it might raise their confidence and their optimism about the future. In his previous book, The Elementary and Middle School Student-Friendly Handbook to Navigating Success: You Need to Take Charge of Your Education, Feltman spoke directly to students. Now, he has created a new guide for teachers looking to mentor and nurture students in second through eighth grades. His advice includes advising students to
- complete their homework as soon as they come home from school,
- take small walks, exercise, and/or water breaks while completing homework,
- create a calendar of everything they need to do,
- form a consistent, healthy sleep routine, and
- stay free of distractions while in class.
About the Author
Todd Jason Feltman, PhD, has spent nineteen years working in the New York City public school system and local independent schools. He has been a classroom teacher, mentor, literacy coach, citywide literacy achievement coach, and assistant principal. Feltman believes passionately that it is a teacher's job to serve as a guide and mentor to young students. Feltman has three master's degrees: one in childhood education, one in literary education, and one in school supervision and administration. He received his doctorate in urban education from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. Feltman is the author of The Elementary and Middle School Student-Friendly Handbook to Navigating Success: You Need to Take Charge of Your Education and now Mentoring My Elementary- and Middle- School Students to Become Powerful Navigators of Success.