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Not Quite Burned Out, but Crispy Around the Edges Inspiration, Laughter, and Encouragement for Teachers

ISBN-10: 0325003653
ISBN-13: 9780325003658
Edition: 2001
Authors: Sharon M. Draper
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Book details

List price: $23.13
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 7/2/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.28" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

This book of inspirational stories and essays is designed for any teacher who has survived the first week of the first year of teaching. It offers memories of the joy of teaching, tells compelling tales of tragedy as well as survival, and provides opportunities for laughter, which is sometimes the only remedy for difficult situations. Faced with low salaries, overcrowded classrooms, and dwindling public support, teachers are expected to improve student performance, answer public scrutiny, and solve society's problems - with just a stroke of chalk across a blackboard. It is easy to become discouraged, and many do. Not Quite Burned Out helps remind teachers of the reasons they entered the profession in the first place. Without disguising the heart-breaking realities, Draper nonetheless celebrates the joys and very real rewards of teaching. Her clear-eyed compassion and wry humor will offer inspiration to novice and longtime teachers alike.

Sharon M. Draper was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 21, 1952. She taught high school English for twenty-five years and received numerous honors including Ohio Teacher of the Year and the NCNW Excellence in Teaching Award. She has also written numerous books including Romiette and Julio, Darkness before Dawn, Double Dutch, and the Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs series. She is a a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Award for Copper Sun, Forged by Fire, Tears of a Tiger, The Battle of Jericho, and November Blues.

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Once Upon a Time Was a Long Time Ago
The Broom Brigade
Alex Haley, Me, and a Kid Named Kyrus
Reach Out and Touch, If You Can
Burned Out, Beat Up, and Torn Down
Turning Rocks into Rubies
Kids We Lost and Kids We Found
Finding Your Joy
The Keys to Success

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