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Finding Martians in the Dark Everything I Needed to Know about Teaching Took Me Only 30 Years to Learn

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ISBN-10: 1939267161

ISBN-13: 9781939267160

Edition: N/A

Authors: Dan M. Biebel

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An honest, humorous book for both new and experienced teachers offering wise advice based on hard experience,  the occasional big mistake, and an even bigger heart.   "Biebel's sardonic wit is mellowed by a genuine love for kids and teaching...A Whitman-like sensibility flows through his stories of teaching, learning, and life." ~ Susan J. Wegmann, Ph.D.   "It's complicated, this teacher thing," says the author. "But in the end it's about honesty, openness, failures, and successes, and the myriad of emotions that accompany them all. Ultimately it's about putting the kids first, which I've tried to do. It's been a long journey but if I had to do it over again, I'd do it over again."    
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Book details

List price: $10.95
Publisher: Healthy Life Press
Publication date: 1/18/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 113
Size: 5.40" wide x 8.30" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Dan M. Biebel graduated from high school in Windsor, Vermont in 1970. He earned his B.S. in 1976 from Keene State College, Keene, N.H. He earned an M.S. at the University of Wyoming in 1981. He has taught science and coached basketball and track at various schools in Wyoming, Colorado, New Hampshire, and Florida, in a career that stretches from 1977 to the present, garnishing various awards for his contributions. His love for the outdoors provides a backdrop for many of the lessons shared in this book. This is Dan's firrst book, but the search for "Martians" continues, and the public will surely demand a "Jargonasaurus III" when it is completed.

Dedication
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Beginnings
The Natural
Finding Martians in the Dark
Jargonasaurus I
The Gardener
Swimming
Understanding Christmas
The Custodian
Discipline and Other Fine Arts
The Brotherhood
Jargonasaurus II
The Oat Bucket
Rhondaisms
The Line
Bridges
Backpacks