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I Wish My Teacher Knew

How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids

Author: Kyle Schwartz

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0738219150

Category: Education

Page: 272

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One day, third-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz asked her students to fill–in–the–blank in this sentence: “I wish my teacher knew _____.” The results astounded her. Some answers were humorous, others were heartbreaking–all were profoundly moving and enlightening. The results opened her eyes to the need for educators to understand the unique realities their students face in order to create an open, safe and supportive place in the classroom. When Schwartz shared her experience online, #IWishMyTeacherKnew became an immediate worldwide viral phenomenon. Schwartz’s book tells the story of #IWishMyTeacherKnew, including many students’ emotional and insightful responses, and ultimately provides an invaluable guide for teachers, parents, and communities.

I Wish My Teacher Knew

How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids

Author: Kyle Schwartz

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738219142

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 3535

Based on the "I Wish My Teacher Knew..." classroom exercise that went viral, a guide for educators and the community on how to understand children better, build trust, and learn about the challenges they face, with key issues, focus questions, and lesson plans

I Wish My Teacher Knew

How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids

Author: Kyle Schwartz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0738219150

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 9580

One day, third-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz asked her students to fill-in-the-blank in this sentence: "I wish my teacher knew _____." The results astounded her. Some answers were humorous, others were heartbreaking-all were profoundly moving and enlightening. The results opened her eyes to the need for educators to understand the unique realities their students face in order to create an open, safe and supportive place in the classroom. When Schwartz shared her experience online, #IWishMyTeacherKnew became an immediate worldwide viral phenomenon. Schwartz's book tells the story of #IWishMyTeacherKnew, including many students' emotional and insightful responses, and ultimately provides an invaluable guide for teachers, parents, and communities.

32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny

Life Lessons from Teaching

Author: Phillip Done

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743272404

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 7899

A Disney Teacher of the Year Award nominee chronicles a year in his third-grade classroom through a series of linked essays that document such events as a hectic Halloween parade, his discovery of a parent's illiteracy, and the universal lessons he has learned throughout his career. 60,000 first printing.

Close Encounters of the Third-Grade Kind

Thoughts on Teacherhood

Author: Phillip Done

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1599952645

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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A twenty-year veteran of the classroom, elementary school teacher Phillip Done takes readers through a lively and hilarious year in the classroom. Starting with the relative calm before the storm of buying school supplies and posting class lists, he shares the distinct personalities of grades K-4, what he learned from two professional trick or treating 8-year-old boys, the art of learning cursive and letter-writing, how kindergartners try to trap leprechauns, and what every child should experience before he or she grows up. These charming, sweet, and funny tales of Mr. Done's trials and triumphs as an award-winning schoolteacher will touch readers' hearts and remind them of the true joys of childhood. We all have that one special, favorite grade school teacher whom we fondly remember throughout our adult lives - and every teacher also has students whom they will never forget. This is the perfect book for teachers, parents, and anyone else who is looking for a lighthearted, nostalgic read.

Confessions of a Bad Teacher

Author: John Owens

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402281021

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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An explosive new look at the pressures on today's teachers and the pitfalls of school reform, Confessions of a Bad Teacher presents a passionate appeal to save public schools, before it's too late. When John Owens left a lucrative job to teach English at a public school in New York City's South Bronx, he thought he could do some good. Faced with a flood of struggling students, Owens devised ingenious ways to engage every last one. But as his students began to thrive under his tutelage, Owens found himself increasingly mired in a broken educational system, driven by broken statistics, finances, and administrations undermining their own support system-the teachers. The situation has gotten to the point where the phrase "Bad Teacher" is almost interchangeable with "Teacher." And Owens found himself labeled just that when the methods he saw inspiring his students didn't meet the reform mandates. With firsthand accounts from teachers across the country and tips for improving public schools, Confessions of a Bad Teacher is an eye-opening call-to-action to embrace our best educators and create real reform for our children's futures.

What Teachers Make

In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World

Author: Taylor Mali

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101577363

Category: Education

Page: 224

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In praise of the greatest job in the world... The right book at the right time: an impassioned defense of teachers and why we need them now more than ever. Teacher turned teacher’s advocate Taylor Mali inspired millions with his original poem “What Teachers Make,” a passionate and unforgettable response to a rich man at a dinner party who sneeringly asked him what teachers make. Mali’s sharp, funny, perceptive look at life in the classroom pays tribute to the joys of teaching…and explains why teachers are so vital to our society. What Teachers Make is a book that will be treasured and shared by every teacher in America—and everybody who’s ever loved or learned from one.

Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know (But Didn't Learn in College)

(But Didn't Learn in College)

Author: Otis Kriegel

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 1575425688

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Not your typical how-to manual for new teachers, this no-nonsense, jargon-free guide offers a wide variety of tools and tactics for getting through every school day with grace and sanity. Covered in glue, glitter, orange juice—or worse? Make a quick change into the spare set of clothes you keep on hand for just this purpose. Butterflies in your stomach before your first-ever Meet the Teacher Night? Keep your cool by writing the agenda on your board—it’ll double as a crib sheet for you. These tips and hundreds more, covering virtually every aspect of teaching, have all been learned the hard way: from real-life classroom experience. Otis Kriegel’s “little black book” will be a treasured resource for teachers who want not only to survive but to thrive in any situation.

Things I Wish My Teacher Knew about Me

Memoir of a Disengaged Student

Author: Joseph Mathews

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781491251645

Category:

Page: 206

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Take a deeper look into Joseph's life as a disengaged student and examine the intersectionality of how and why cultural misunderstandings and well-meaning but misguided approaches contributed to his low performance and disengagement. Each chapter lays out an experience that every educator will encounter during their career. Starting out in first grade and going through to Joseph's senior year, the challenges that he and his peers had in school are examined. Each chapter also explores alternative and simple approaches that Joseph feels teachers could have taken to better engage him. Take the journey through Joseph's elementary, middle, and high school years and see how his teachers hurt him, healed him, and helped him to find his place in the world.

See Me After Class

Advice for Teachers by Teachers

Author: Roxanna Elden

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402297076

Category: Education

Page: 208

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The Most Dog-Eared "Teacher's Edition" You'll Have in Your Classroom Teaching in tough. And teachers, like the rest of the population, aren't perfect. Yet good teaching happens, and great teachers continue to inspire and educate generations of students. See Me After Class helps those great teachers of the future to survive the classroom long enough to become great. Fueled by hundreds of hilarious—and sometimes shocking—tales from the teachers who loved them, Elden provides tips and strategies that deal head-on with the challenges that aren't covered in new-teacher training. Lessons can go wrong. Parents may yell at you. Sunday evenings will sometimes be accompanied by the dreaded countdown to Monday morning. As a veteran teacher, Elden offers funny, practical, and honest advice, to help teachers walk through the doors of their classrooms day after day with clarity, confidence...and sanity! "A useful, empathetic guide to weathering the first-year lumps...a frothy, satisfying Guinness for the teacher's soul."—Dan Brown, NBCT, Director of the Future Educators Association, and author of The Great Expectations School "See Me After Class is a must-have book for any teacher's bookshelf. On second thought, you'll probably want to keep it on your classroom desk since you'll use it so much!"—Larry Ferlazzo, teacher and author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves "This is the kind of no-nonsense straight talk that teachers are starved for, but too rarely get...Roxanna Elden tells it like it is, with a heavy dose of practicality, a dash of cynicism, a raft of constructive suggestions, and plenty of wry humor."—Rick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies at AEI, author of Education Week blog, "Rich Hess Straight Up"

what i wish my teacher knew

Author: michelle muller,et al.

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387442546

Category:

Page: 138

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The average American high school student spends over 5000 hours in school during the four years it takes to earn a high school diploma. They interact with countless adults throughout this experience, but are they ever truly known? This question echoed through Michelle Muller's mind for weeks as she struggled to adjust to her first year teaching 10th grade English in the urban core of Kansas City, MO. On a whim one morning, she decided to make sure that every student in her class had the opportunity to be known and understood. What followed was something she never could have predicted, and it absolutely transformed the culture of her classroom. With her students' permission, she is now giving voice to the honest beauty of their work in hopes that others will be just as inspired to love their neighbor with the reckless abandon required to heal a community one life at a time.

101 Things I Wasn't Taught in My Education Classes

One Teacher's Light-Hearted Look at the Unexpected with Practical Warnings and Suggestions

Author: Jodie Fransen,Kathleen Bullock,Jill Norris

Publisher: Incentive Publications

ISBN: 9780865305045

Category: Education

Page: 64

View: 556

It is the first day of school and you face a roomful of new faces. Are you prepared? Author Jodie Fransen says, "From the first fateful day in the classroom I have been utterly amazed at all of the things I've experiences as part of teaching that no one told me about ahead of time!" Whether you are a new teacher or classroom veteran, 101 Things I Wasn't Taught in My Education Classes will give you practical insight into teaching. Her observations and suggestions for avoiding pitfalls will keep you from being caught unaware.

If She Only Knew

Author: Lisa Jackson

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9781420124910

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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She Woke Up With A New Face. . . Not only has Marla Cahill survived a deadly car accident, but her beautiful features have been restored through plastic surgery. She should be grateful. Instead, she's consumed by confusion. . .and panic. For the people gathered at her bedside--her family--are strangers. And so is the woman whose haunted eyes stare back from the mirror. . . She Woke Up With No Memories. . . Secluded at the magnificent Cahill mansion, Marla waits for something to trigger recognition. Yet the only thing she's left with is the unshakable feeling that she is not who everyone says she is, and that something is very, very wrong. . . . . . And She Woke Up To Murder Determined to piece together the truth of her identity, she finds herself drawn to her brother-in-law, Nick--a man who seems both to want and despise her. And as her fractured mind slowly clears, Marla begins to have flashes of another life. . .of cruel betrayals and deadly secrets. Marla's life isn't just different--it's in danger, controlled by a twisted killer who's waiting for the right moment to strike. . .the moment Marla remembers. . .

Flip Your Classroom

Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day

Author: Jonathan Bergmann,Aaron Sams

Publisher: International Society for Technology in Education

ISBN: 1564844684

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 8922

Learn what a flipped classroom is and why it works, and get the information you need to flip a classroom. You’ll also learn the flipped mastery model, where students learn at their own pace, furthering opportunities for personalized education. This simple concept is easily replicable in any classroom, doesn’t cost much to implement, and helps foster self-directed learning. Once you flip, you won’t want to go back!

What the Best College Students Do

Author: Ken Bain

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674070380

Category: Education

Page: 299

View: 7759

The author of the best-selling What the Best College Teachers Do is back with humane, doable, and inspiring help for students who want to get the most out of their education. The first thing they should do? Think beyond the transcript. Use these four years to cultivate habits of thought that enable learning, growth, and adaptation throughout life.

Improbable Scholars

The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America's Schools

Author: David L. Kirp

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199391092

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 7324

"Reveals a sensible way to rebuild public education and close the achievement gap for all students. Indeed, this is already happening in a most unlikely place: Union City, New Jersey, a poor, crowded Latino community just across the Hudson from Manhattan. Kirp explores the game-changing reasons behind Union City's successful schools, including quality early education, a word-soaked curriculum, and hands-on help for teachers. Improbable scholars offers a playbook for reform that will dramatically change our approach to reviving public education"--

A First-year Teacher's Guidebook

An Educational Recipe Book for Success

Author: Bonnie Williamson,Marilyn Pribus,Kathy Hoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780937899397

Category: Education

Page: 185

View: 1160

This manual presents a dynamic classroom management system that includes preparations for the first day, month, and year; information on teaching in rural, urban, and multicultural schools; dealing with stress, violence, and threats; using technology in the classroom; and much more. 100+ illustrations, 40 "Teacher Tips," and 250 "Tiny Gems of Wisdom."

Your First Year

How to Survive and Thrive as a New Teacher

Author: Todd Whitaker,Madeline Whitaker,Katherine Whitaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317296850

Category: Education

Page: 134

View: 3836

Learn all the essentials for making your first year of teaching a success! In this exciting new book, internationally renowned educator Todd Whitaker teams up with his daughters--Madeline, an elementary teacher, and Katherine, a secondary teacher--to share advice and inspiration. They offer step-by-step guidance to thriving in your new role and overcoming the challenges that many new teachers face. Topics include: Learning classroom management skills such as building relationships and maintaining high expectations and consistency Setting up your classroom and establishing procedures and rules Planning effective lessons and making your instructional time an engaging experience Managing your own emotions in the classroom and dealing effectively with misbehavior Working with peers, administrators, and parents to build support and foster collaboration The book is filled with specific examples and vignettes from elementary, middle, and high school classes, so you’ll gain helpful strategies no matter what grade level and subject area you teach. You’ll also find out how to make tweaks or hit the "reset" button when something isn’t going as planned. Things may not always go perfectly your first year, but the practical advice in this book will help you stay motivated on the path to success! Bonus: As you read the book, get even more out of it by discussing it with others. Free study guides for practicing teachers and student teachers are available as eResource downloads from our website (www.routledge.com/products/9781138126152).

Teacher Misery

Helicopter Parents, Special Snowflakes, and Other Bullshit

Author: Clinical Coordinator Palliative Care Jane Morris,Jane Morris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692697955

Category:

Page: 244

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Teacher Misery perfectly encapsulates the comical misery that has become the teaching profession. Morris' strange, funny, and sometimes unbelievable teaching experiences are told through a collection of short stories, essays and artifacts including real emails from parents, students and administrators. From the parents who blame their son's act of arson on the teacher for causing him low self-esteem, to the student who offers to teach the teacher how to sell drugs so she can pay her bills, to the administrator whose best advice is to "treat kids like sacks of shit," one story is more shocking than the next. An important read for teachers and non-teachers alike-- Teacher Misery paints an amusing and thoroughly entertaining picture of what has become of our education system, without detracting from the overall point that what teachers have to put up with today is complete, utter, unacceptable insanity.

Happy Teachers Change the World

A Guide for Integrating Mindfulness in Education

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh,Katherine Weare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941529638

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 897

Happy Teachers Change the World is the first official, authoritative manual of the Thich Nhat Hanh/Plum Village approach to mindfulness in education. Spanning the whole range of schools and grade levels, from preschool through higher education, these techniques are grounded in the everyday world of schools, colleges, and universities. Beginning firmly with teachers and all those working with students, including administrators, counselors, and other personnel, the Plum Village approach stresses that educators must first establish their own mindfulness practice since everything they do in the classroom will be based on that foundation. The book includes easy-to-follow, step-by-step techniques perfected by educators to teach themselves and to apply to their work with students and colleagues, along with inspirational stories of the ways in which teachers have made mindfulness practice alive and relevant for themselves and their students across the school and out into the community. The instructions in Happy Teachers Change the World are offered as basic, bare-bones Zen practices taught by Thich Nhat Hanh, followed by guidance from educators using these practices in their classrooms, with ample in-class interpretations, activities, tips, and instructions. Woven throughout are stories from members of the Plum Village community around the world who are applying these teachings in their own lives and educational contexts.

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