New Teacher Book Finding Purpose, Balance, and Hope During Your First Years in the Classroom

ISBN-10: 0942961471

ISBN-13: 9780942961478

Edition: 2nd 2010

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Teaching is a lifelong challenge, but the first few years in the classroom are typically a teacher's hardest. This expanded collection of writings and reflections offers practical guidance on how to navigate the school system, form rewarding relationships with colleagues, and connect in meaningful ways with students and families from all cultures and backgrounds.
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List price: $18.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Rethinking Schools, Limited
Publication date: 11/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

She started writing when I was 13. She currently resides in a small town in Texas. She has two sons who are the light of her life. She has always had a love for She is pursuing a degree in English to further her knowledge of writing. Her poetry gives her release from whatever is happening in her everyday life. Thoughts are only thoughts until they are written or spoken.

Introduction: Why We Wrote This Book The Editors
Getting Off to a Good Start
Time to Learn
Q/A Should I try to be a friend to my students?
How I Survived My First Year
Q/A What should I wear to school?
Teaching for Social Justice
12 Tips for New Teachers
Teaching in the Undertow: Resisting the Pull of Schooling-As-Usual
How Jury Duty Saved My Career
Creating Classroom Community
Building Community from Chaos
Q/A How can I start building community in my classroom?
'Brown Kids Can't Be in Our Club': Raising Issues of Race with Young Children
Q/A What can I do when a student makes a racist or sexist remark?
Framing the Family Tree: How Teachers Can Be Sensitive to Students' Family Situations
Q/A What do I do when I realize I've made a mistake with a child?
Heather's Moms Got Married
Out Front
Creating Chemistry in Sophomore Chemistry
Creating a Literate and Passionate Community
Getting Your Classroom Together
Uncovering the Lessons of Classroom Furniture: You Are Where You Sit
Curriculum, Standards, and Testing
Creating Classrooms for Equity and Social Justice
'Curriculum Is Everything That Happens': An Interview with Veteran Teacher Rita Tenorio
Q/A Where can I look for curriculum materials?
Standards and Tests Attack Multiculturalism
Q/A My students don't bring back their homework. Should I keep assigning it?
Working Effectively with English Language Learners
Q/A I hate the textbook I've been given to use. What can I do?
Q/A How do I get started planning a teaching unit?
�I Just Want to Read Frog and Toad'
Q/A How can I get started using poems with my students?
Teaching Controversial Content
Q/A How do I get a student to redo an assignment?
Even First-Year Teachers Have Rights
Q/A How do I prepare for a substitute teacher?
Testing Kindergarten: Young Children Produce Data-Lots of Data
Q/A How can I prepare my students for a field trip?
Dealing with Standardized Tests
Reading Between the Bubbles: Teaching Students to Critically Examine Tests
Q/A I'm totally nervous about being evaluated. And I just got a letter from my principal informing me I'm going to be observed! What should I do?
Discipline: Rescuing the Remains of the Day When Class Doesn't Go as Planned
The Best Discipline Is Good Curriculum
Discipline: No Quick Fix
Q/A How can I help my students stay organized?
The Challenge of Classroom Discipline
From 'Sit Down!' to Stand-Up: Laugh Your Classroom Management Problems Away
Q/A Do I have to spend my own money on classroom supplies?
Making Rules
Exile Has Its Place
Helping Students Deal with Anger
Making Change in the World Beyond the Classroom
Why We Need to Go Beyond the Classroom
Q/A Should I leave the school I'm in?
So What Is a Teacher Union Anyway?
Teachable Moments Not Just for Kids
Q/A What should I do if I suspect a student is a victim of abuse?
'We Must Act as if All the Children Are Ours': An Interview with Parent Activist Lola Glover
Q/A What should I do about the parent who keeps showing up in our classroom unannounced, or a parent who's upset and wants to meet with me during the school day?
Unwrapping the Holidays: Reflections on a Difficult First Year
Q/A What should I do if I am asked to take on extracurricular duties or coaching responsibilities as a new teacher?
Getting Students Off the Track
Moving Beyond Tired
Action Education: Teacher Organizers Take Quality into Their Own Hands
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