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Teacher's Journey The Human Dimensions

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ISBN-10: 1452218277

ISBN-13: 9781452218274

Edition: 2013

Authors: Ellen Kottler, Jeffrey A. Kottler

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Teaching is not just a job, but a life journeyAlthough your contact with a student may be as brief as a single year, the impact can be felt across a lifetime. Bestselling authors Jeffrey and Ellen Kottler are here to help you navigate the typical milestones, challenges, and joys you're likely to face, illuminating the path along the way. Their book is filled with stories, strategies, and meaningful activities for:Motivating disengaged students through strong interpersonal connectionsCommunicating effectively with parents, counselors, and administratorsBuilding a culture of tolerance and respect in the classroomAdvancing your professional growth through increased school and district…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 11/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 7.06" wide x 10.16" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Ellen Kottler, Ed.S., has been a teacher for over 30 years in public and private schools, alternative schools, adult education programs, and universities. She has worked in inner-city schools as well as in suburban and rural set�tings. She was a curriculum specialist in charge of secondary social studies and law-related education for one of the country's largest school districts. Ellen is the author or coauthor of several books for educators, including Secrets for Secondary School Teachers: How to Succeed in Your First Year, On Being a Teacher, Secrets for Beginning Elementary School Teachers, Counseling Skills for Teachers, English Language Learners in Your Classroom: Strategies That…    

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
The Journey of a Teacher: Rewards, Challenges, and Phases
The Joys of Teaching
Tests of Commitment
Life Cycle of a Career Teacher
Final Reflection
Activities and Applications
Human Dimensions of Teaching
Neglect of the Human Dimensions of Teaching
Attributes of a Great Teacher
Becoming More Personally Effective
Activities and Applications
Obstacles and Enhancements to Learning
Learning Versus Schooling
Window into a Classroom
How People Learn
Activities and Applications
Helping Relationships
Students' Perceptions of Caring Relationships
Human Dimensions of Helping Relationships
Improving Relationship Skills
The Helping Process
Relationships in a Teacher's Life
Activities and Applications
Mentoring and Being Mentored
Asking for Help
The Value of Support
Building the Relationship
Facilitating Professional Growth
Activities and Applications
Working Within Student Cultures
Cultural Adaptability
When Cultures Come Together
Becoming a More Culturally Responsive Teacher
Activities and Applications
Students Who Drive you Crazy
At a Loss About what to Do
Profiles of Students who are Difficult
Understanding Behavior
Protecting Yourself
Activities and Applications
Stress in a Teacher's Life
Sources of Stress
Window into a Classroom
Examining the Challenges
Strategies for Reducing Stress
Activities and Applications
Self-Care: Avoiding Burnout and Rustout
An Occupational Hazard
Window into a Classroom
Causes of Burnout
Stress Management and Self-Care Strategies
Activities and Applications
Reflective Practice
On Being a Reflective Person
On Becoming a Reflective Professional
How Failure Helps
Reflection as Regular Practice
Activities and Applications
Being Passionately Committed
Thriving in the Profession
Onward
Activities and Applications
References
Index