This book provides battle-tested tips on how to become an outstanding educator. Written by a veteran teacher, it's packed with every classroom management secret he discovered in two decades of teaching. Rookies and veterans alike will learn how to: Create the perfect classroom environment; Turn defiant students into stellar performers; Transform unruly parents into loyal allies; Make peace with difficult administrators; Increase productivity and learning. This is a real-world guide for creating a calm, nurturing, and effective learning environment. Whether they're just out of college or have been teaching for decades, teachers will learn how to survive, thrive, and excel in the classroom.