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Conversations with America's Best Teachers
  • Author : J. William Towne
  • Publisher : Inkster Publishing
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0982324405
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  • Genre : Education
  • Conversations with America's Best Teachers provides in-depth interviews with 18 National Teacher of the Year Award winners and finalists as they offer practical advice to all K-12 teachers and parents. These amazing teachers discuss how they deal with issues such as classroom management, increasing parental involvement, dealing with apathetic or defiant students, how to handle the first days of class, and much more. Also included are the 10 commonalities found in nearly every great teacher with detailed descriptions of how each of the featured teachers practices them each day in their own classrooms. Whether you're a new teacher, an experienced veteran, a school administrator, or the parent of a K-12 student, this book is for you.

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    I Wish My Teacher Knew
  • Author : Kyle Schwartz
  • Publisher : Da Capo Lifelong Books
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 9780738219141
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Education
  • 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

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    Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year
  • Author : Bill Harley
  • Publisher : Holiday House
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN : 9781561458479
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Charlie Bumpers's worst fear is confirmed: he has Mrs. Burke for fourth grade. How will he survive the strictest teacher in school? Shortly before school starts, Charlie Bumpers learns that he will be in Mrs. Burke's class. It doesn't matter that she's been named Teacher of the Year. He's still afraid of her. Last year when he was horsing around in the hall, he accidentally hit her in the head with his sneaker (don't ask). The exasperated teacher declared that if anything like that ever happened again, Charlie would be banned from recess forever. How will he survive a year under a teacher who is just waiting for him to make another stupid mistake? Black and white illustrations throughout.

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    A Letter from Your Teacher
  • Author : Shannon Olsen
  • Publisher : Life Between Summers
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 173541414X
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  • Genre : Children's stories
  • From the author and illustrator of Our Class is a Family, this touching picture book expresses a teacher's sentiments and well wishes on the last day of school. Serving as a follow up to the letter in A Letter From Your Teacher: On the First Day of School, it's a read aloud for teachers to bid a special farewell to their students at the end of the school year. Through a letter written from the teacher's point of view, the class is invited to reflect back on memories made, connections formed, and challenges met. The letter expresses how proud their teacher is of them, and how much they will be missed. Students will also leave on that last day knowing that their teacher is cheering them on for all of the exciting things to come in the future. There is a blank space on the last page for teachers to sign their own name, so that students know that the letter in the book is coming straight from them. With its sincere message and inclusive illustrations, A Letter From Your Teacher: On the Last Day of School is a valuable addition to any elementary school teacher's classroom library.

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    A Letter to My Teacher
  • Author : Deborah Hopkinson
  • Publisher : Schwartz & Wade
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9780375987762
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • This funny, touching picture book celebrates the difference a good teacher can make. Written as a thank-you note to a special teacher from the student who never forgot her, this moving story makes a great classroom read-aloud, and a perfect back-to-school gift for students and teachers! Dear Teacher, Whenever I had something to tell you, I tugged on your shirt and whispered in your ear. This time I’m writing a letter. So begins this heartfelt picture book about a girl who prefers running and jumping to listening and learning—and the teacher who gently inspires her. From stomping through creeks on a field trip to pretending to choke when called upon to read aloud, this book’s young heroine would be a challenge to any teacher. But this teacher isn’t just any teacher. By listening carefully and knowing just the right thing to say, she quickly learns that the girl’s unruly behavior is due to her struggles with reading. And at the very end, we learn what this former student is now: a teacher herself. From award winning author Deborah Hopkinson and acclaimed illustrator Nancy Carpenter, this picture book is made to be treasured by both those who teach and those who learn.

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    The Teacher of the Year Handbook
  • Author : Alex Kajitani
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN : 1494286726
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  • Genre : Books
  • CONGRATULATIONS, you've been selected as a Teacher of the Year! This is your golden opportunity to evolve as a teacher-leader. Along with Alex Kajitani -- a California Teacher of the Year who has been through it all -- more than 25 Teachers of the Year, including National, State, Regional and School-Site, share their first-hand stories and advice. Plus, experts in public speaking, interviewing, media and work-life balance share their wisdom so you can excel in your new role. This book is being used by top teacher-leaders from around the country, and is a MUST READ for any Teacher of the Year, teacher-leader, or principal looking to increase effective leadership on their campus. Visit www.TeacherOfTheYearHandbook.com for more information.

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    How to Get Your Teacher Ready
  • Author : Jean Reagan,Lee Wildish
  • Publisher : Dragonfly Books
  • Pages : 33
  • ISBN : 9780593301937
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Learn how to get your teacher ready for back to school…from the first dayl to graduation! The kids are in charge in this hilarious classroom adventure--from the creators of the New York Times bestseller How to Babysit a Grandpa. This humorous new book in the beloved HOW TO . . . series takes readers through a fun and busy school year. Written in tongue-in-cheek instructional style, a class of adorable students gives tips and tricks for getting a teacher ready—for the first day of school, and all the events and milestones that will follow (picture day, holiday concert, the 100th day of school, field day!). And along the way, children will see that getting their teacher ready is really getting themselves ready. Filled with charming role-reversal humor, this is a playful and heartwarming celebration of teachers and students. A fun read-a-loud to prepare for first day jitters, back-to-school readiness or end of year celebrations.. The fun doesn't stop! Check out more HOW TO... picture books: How to Babysit a Grandpa How to Babysit a Grandma How to Catch Santa How to Get Your Teacher Ready How to Raise a Mom How to Read to a Grandma or Grandpa

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    Teacher of the Year
  • Author : Kendria R Johnson M Ed
  • Publisher : 978-1-913434-04-5
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 1913434044
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  • Genre : Books
  • Teacher of the Year - Strive to Thrive Toolkit is a homage to dedicated teachers and educators everywhere. After dedicating over 10 years to my teaching career, I began to hate my job. It was so unusual that something that I used to love so much began to drain the life force from my soul. I had to do something. I really had to do something - something more wholesome and sustainable. I had to do something that would ensure that my passion and purpose in the field of education stayed alive and lit, instead of burned and fizzed. Teacher of the Year - Strive to Thrive Toolkit is a precise list of things I wish I knew before I dove headfirst in my teaching career. My revelations will save educators a lot of stress, headaches and heartaches. It chronicles the perils, pitfalls and problems we all face as teachers in our classrooms and outlines strategies and solutions to thrive regardless. This interactive book is your teacher companion to prevent teacher burnout and establish healthy and sustainable practices this new academic year and every year to come.

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    I Miss My Teacher
  • Author : Lisa Thompson
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN : 1087888263
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  • Genre : Books
  • In March of 2020, teachers and students alike were forced to completely reimagine what "going to school" would look like in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Abruptly and without warning, students were told to gather their essential items and become computer technology pros in a matter of days, in order to reconnect with their teachers and classmates from home. This story, told through the eyes of a child, takes a close and thoughtful look at what was lost in the transition to remote learning. I Miss My Teacher is filled with honest feelings and reminiscence from the perspective of the elementary school student. Filled with colorful and poignant illustrations, this book captures the essence and importance of the teacher-student relationship and can help your child navigate and process their feelings during this challenging time.

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    How Will I Get to School This Year?
  • Author : Jerry Pallotta
  • Publisher : Cartwheel Books
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 0545372887
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A tale by the award-winning creators of Who Will Be My Valentine This Year? playfully imagines creative alternate ways of getting to school, from jumping with frogs to riding on the back of a personal elephant. Original.

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    The New Teacher Book
  • Author : Terry Burant,Linda Christensen,Stephanie Walters,Kelley Dawson Salas
  • Publisher : Rethinking Schools
  • Pages : 393
  • ISBN : 9780942961478
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  • Genre : Education
  • 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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    Teamwork
  • Author : Monique D. Wild,Amanda S. Mayeaux,Kathryn P. Edmonds
  • Publisher : Stenhouse Publishers
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 9781571107114
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  • Genre : Education
  • Describes what constitutes a successful teaching team in middle school along with information on such topcis as curriculum, developing core beliefs, and establishing common classroom procedures.

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    Congressional Record
  • Author : United States. Congress
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UCR:31210026417376
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  • Genre : Law
  • Read and download full book Congressional Record

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    Stand Tall Leadership
  • Author : Steven A. Bollar
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781119638896
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  • Genre : Education
  • Stand out like you’re 7 feet tall — how to think and act differently as a K-12 leader Tall people stand out in a crowd. Tall people think and act differently: people like author Steven Bollar. He has spent his career as a principal and administrator creating school cultures that make students excited to learn and achieve their goals. In Stand Tall Leadership, Steven shows you that it doesn't matter what your natural height really is—you can stand tall in everything you do by thinking and acting differently from those around you. Designed for K-12 leaders, this unique and engaging book helps you overcome challenges in your school, manage effectively, inspire your staff, build strong relationships, communicate clearly, and much more. The Stand Tall Leadership philosophy is all about creating the best possible environment at your school. Strong leadership skills are essential for making better decisions, maintaining your focus and priority, and maximizing outcomes with students, staff, parents, and the entire community. The principles and techniques in this book will strengthen your own leadership skills and assist you in developing effective leaders within your school. Providing hands-on tools and real-world guidance, this valuable resource will help you: Connect with staff, understand their needs, and set them up for success Keep your best employees and leaders right where they are, not chasing other opportunities Assessyour leadership skills and make immediate, meaningful improvements Maintain focus in any situation to increase productivity and get outstanding results Repair damaged relationships that slow down progress and impede success Stand Tall Leadership: Stand Tall to Think Differently and Lead Successfully is a must-read for all K-12 leaders and administrators, as well as K-12 educators looking to develop their leadership skills.

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    Finding Mrs. Warnecke
  • Author : Cindi Rigsbee
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780470486788
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Finding Mrs. Warnecke tells the inspiring story of Cindi Rigsbee, a three-time Teacher of the Year, and Barbara Warnecke, the first-grade teacher who had a profound and lasting impact on Cindi's life. Cindi, an insecure child who craved positive attention, started her first-grade year with a teacher who was emotionally abusive and played favorites in the classroom. Two months into the school year, her principal came into the classroom and announced that half the students were being moved to another classroom--a dank, windowless basement room, with a young and inexperienced teacher. This change turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to Cindi. Her new teacher, Mrs. Warnecke, made learning come alive for her students. She went overboard caring for each child, made her classroom "magical," and encouraged students to pursue their dreams. Although Cindi was reluctant to explore her creativity as a student, Mrs. Warnecke encouraged her to read and write poetry, which became a lifelong passion. The two kept in touch for several years but lost track of each other when Mrs. Warnecke moved out of state. Cindi spent many years trying to reconnect so she could thank Mrs. Warnecke for making such a difference in her life, but to no avail. Eventually Cindi became a teacher herself, and thirty years later she has taught more than 2,000 children and been named Teacher of the Year for her home state. She later came to realize that all those years she wasn't really trying to track down Barbara Warnecke, but rather, she was trying to "find Mrs. Warnecke" within herself. In Fall 2008 Cindi and Barbara were reunited on Good Morning America; the show's producers had tracked Barbara down and brought both women on-set for a tearful reunion. Barbara was floored at this attention--she had no idea she could have made such an impact on a former student's life. As Cindi travels around talking with new and veteran educators, she is always approached by audience members who are moved to tears and want to share the story of the "Mrs. Warnecke" in their own lives. Finding Mrs. Warnecke not only tells the story of this teacher who made a lifelong impact on her students, it illustrates the importance of the teacher/student relationship in the classroom, and offers principles for other teachers to follow to make a positive impact in their own classrooms.

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    Teaching History in an Uncivilized World
  • Author : Philip Bigler
  • Publisher : Apple Ridge Publishers
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN : 9780578113296
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  • Genre : Education
  • Teaching History in an Uncivilized World is the latest book by National Teacher of the Year Philip Bigler. It is a fascinating chronicle of his 23-year odyssey as a high school history and humanities teacher. Widely recognized for his innovative and exciting methods, Bigler explains how as a novice teacher he discovered the power of using historical simulations to motivate students and to help them become active participants in their own learning. These inspiring lessons proved highly effective in teaching important curricular content as President Bill Clinton would later acknowledge: “Through these historic simulations, his students have learned lessons about democracy and the meaning of citizenship, lessons we want every American to know.” Despite Bigler’s success as a history teacher, he was laid off twice early in his career due to school budgetary crises. Growing frustrated and increasingly disillusioned, Bigler eventually quit teaching and during this three year hiatus, he received an advanced degree at the College of William and Mary and served as an Army historian at Arlington National Cemetery. It was while working at Arlington that Bigler discovered that he missed the daily excitement of teaching history as well as the interaction with his students. In 1985, he returned to the high school classroom a far wiser and better educator. At BCC and McLean High Schools, Bigler taught a variety of history courses and was actively involved in implementing the latest computer technology into his instruction. As the yearbook advisor at McLean, he aggressively upgraded the publication’s limited computer resources and introduced the editors and staff to desktop publishing. Widely respected by both staff and students, Philip Bigler was twice selected by the McLean High School senior class as their “most influential teacher” and was chosen as the school’s Teacher of the Year in 1996. In order to pursue his avid interest in the potential of educational technology to improve student learning, Bigler transferred to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in the fall of 1996. There he was selected as the Fairfax County and the Virginia Teacher of the Year. In 1998, Philip Bigler was named the National Teacher of the Year by President Bill Clinton who remarked, “We need more teachers like Philip Bigler…in every classroom in America today for it is they who can make our schools the best in the world.” As the National Teacher of the Year, Bigler was granted a one year sabbatical and traveled extensively speaking to various educational groups and organizations about the importance of teaching. He persuasively argues that “Civilization begins anew with each child” and that “if we fail to teach and educate our young people, we are just one generation removed from barbarism.” Bigler advocates for a return of academic rigor to our nation’s classrooms and the need for strong content standards. Bigler has appeared as a featured guest on The Late Show with David Letterman; Nightline; and the History Channel. Teaching History in an Uncivilized World is an essential book for all of those interested in improving the quality of American education. It is highly readable and contains numerous useful appendices for history teachers. The book is supported by a regularly updated website where additional educational resources and lesson plans are available.

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    Hot Button
  • Author : Bart King,Giacomo Calabria
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 9781423661337
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  • Genre : Education
  • A book that explores the delicacy and critical importance of getting history right, and teaching it in an age-appropriate way in the classroom, every time. Hot Button: Teaching Sensitive Social Studies Content explores the difficulty, delicacy, and ethical obligations of teaching accurate history to all students. It names and explores the issues with being the ‘tip of the spear’ in the classroom after a long line of generally bureaucratic and political decisions are made and how to apply appropriate logic and decision making into what constitutes your scope and sequence and lesson plans as a social studies teacher. It features contributions from Alysha Butler, Kelly Reichardt, Gerardo Muñoz, Chris Dier, and accomplished author Bart King.

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    Teaching Selves
  • Author : Jane Danielewicz
  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9780791490471
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  • Genre : Education
  • Through the experiences of six students who wish to become high school teachers, this book explores the process of what it means to be a teacher and proposes ten principles for identity development.

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    Reconceptualizing Study in Educational Discourse and Practice
  • Author : Claudia W. Ruitenberg
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781317312406
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  • Genre : Education
  • Addressing studying as a distinct educational concept and phenomenon in its own right, the essays in this volume consider study and studying from a range of perspectives. Countering dominant educational discourses, which place a heavy emphasis on learning and instruction, the contributors explore questions such as: What does it mean to study something? How is studying something different from being taught about it, or learning something about it? What does the difficulty demanded by study mean for the one who studies and for the teacher? What mode of existence does study induce? The book highlights the significance of study not only, or even primarily, for its educational outcome, but as a human activity.

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    You're the Principal! Now What?
  • Author : Jen Schwanke
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN : 9781416622246
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  • Genre : Education
  • A principal's job is astonishingly complex, and its competing demands can be overwhelming, especially in the first few years. In this book, Jen Schwanke, a principal herself, provides a mentor's guidance to steer new principals through the period of adjustment and set the foundation for a long and rewarding career. The topics you wish your graduate program had covered are covered here—directly, practically, and without the jargon. Drawing on her own experience, Schwanke provides strategies for tackling the most common yet most daunting challenges of the principalship, including Establishing productive professional relationships Building and maintaining a positive school culture Resolving conflict among staff and parents Providing effective instructional leadership Supporting students' social-emotional needs Conducting staff evaluations and delivering feedback Keeping up with district, state, and federal mandates Managing the facility and the budget Providing focused and effective professional development Prioritizing responsibilities Learning from student and schoolwide data Planning for growth and change Working through behavior and discipline issues Hiring high-quality teachers and supporting new ones Leading effective meetings Maintaining balance The standalone chapters provide easy access to the solutions you need for the situations you face. Along with real-life scenarios and critical tips for success, you'll find helpful models of what to do, what to say, and how to say it. This book is a source for ideas any time you encounter a problem and think, "Now what?" It's the beginning of an ongoing conversation about the wonderful and rewarding work of being a principal.

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    Growing up Under the Palm Trees
  • Author : Emmerson Philippe
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN : 9781481772631
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  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • Growing Up under the Palm Trees is about a young Haitian American's journey advancing through the rough streets of Little Haiti, Miami, Florida during the late 80s to the early parts of the 21st Century. His account starts with his exit out of Haiti amidst a brutal revolution in which he and his family barely escaped with their lives. Upon arriving in Miami, they found another group of challenges in which each member had to acquire skills that would allow him or her to properly assimilate into American life. During those early years, his inability to properly communicate with others led him on a more introverted path that both helped him academically but would later hinder him socially when he entered school. Upon entering school, he found much success in the classroom, but still was a social deviant in terms of him making friends and growing beyond the classroom. Although he made great strides coming out of elementary school, middle school seemed to have been a much different challenge that would test his resolve as a student, and allow him to delve deep and find a connection with his past and heritage. High school proved to be a dangerous place for him, but it was there that he experienced the most success and experience love and heartbreak for the first time while graduating a year early. This success translated into him getting accepted into college at a local university and him getting significantly involved in every facet of college life. After one of his professor's death, he decided to once again graduate early and face the working world. It was during this time that he experienced yet another set of challenges including the death of one of his half-brothers, unemployment, debilitating health, and career exploration.

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    Curriculum in a New Key
  • Author : Ted T. Aoki
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781135704421
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  • Genre : Education
  • Ted T. Aoki, the most prominent curriculum scholar of his generation in Canada, has influenced numerous scholars around the world. Curriculum in a New Key brings together his work, over a 30-year span, gathered here under the themes of reconceptualizing curriculum; language, culture, and curriculum; and narrative. Aoki's oeuvre is utterly unique--a complex interdisciplinary configuration of phenomenology, post-structuralism, and multiculturalism that is both theoretically and pedagogically sophisticated and speaks directly to teachers, practicing and prospective. Curriculum in a New Key: The Collected Works of Ted T. Aoki is an invaluable resource for graduate students, professors, and researchers in curriculum studies, and for students, faculty, and scholars of education generally.

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    The Art of Teaching Children
  • Author : Phillip Done
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9781982165680
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  • Genre : Education
  • An essential guide for teachers and parents that’s destined to become a classic, The Art of Teaching Children is one of those rare and masterful books that not only defines a craft but offers a magical reading experience. After more than thirty years in the classroom, award-winning teacher Phil Done decided that it was time to retire. His days of teaching schoolchildren may have come to an end, but a teacher’s job is never truly done, and he set out to write the greatest lesson of his career: a book for educators and parents that would pass along everything he learned about working with kids. The result is this delightful and insightful teaching bible, The Art of Teaching Children. From the first-day-of-school jitters to the last day’s tears, Done writes about the teacher’s craft, classrooms and curriculums, the challenges of the profession, and the reason all teachers do it—the children. Drawing upon decades of experience, Done shares sound guidance, time-tested tips, and sage advice: Real learning is messy, not linear. Greeting kids in the morning as they enter the classroom is one of the most important parts of the school day. If a student is having trouble, look at what you can do differently before pointing the finger at the child. Ask yourself: Would I want to be a student in my class? When children watch you, they are learning how to be people, and one of the most important things we can do for our students is to model the kind of people we would like them to be. Done tackles topics you won’t find in any other teaching book, including Back to School Night nerves, teacher pride, lessons that bomb, the Sunday Blues, Pinterest envy, teacher guilt, and the things they never warn you about in “teacher school” but should, like how to survive lunch supervision, recess duty, and field trips. Done also addresses some of the most important issues schools face today: bullying, excessive screen time, unsupportive administrators, the system’s obsession with testing, teacher burnout, and the ever-increasing demands of meeting the diverse learning needs of students. With great wit and wisdom, first-rate storytelling, and boundless compassion, The Art of Teaching Children is the definitive guide to educating today’s young learners and the perfect resource for teachers and parents everywhere.

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    My Teacher in My House
  • Author : Monika Forner
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 1474
  • ISBN : MINN:31951001291546O
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  • Genre : Books
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    Are You My Teacher?
  • Author : Phielis Smith Bailey
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9781414012148
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  • Genre : Education
  • Are You My Teacher begins with a bit of irony as the author shares a small part of her biography. This book is easy to read, thought-provoking, challenging, honest, daring, relative, and realistic. This book presents real issues and dilemmas with comprehensible resolutions. Are You My Teacher gives parents insight into the heart and mind of what their children experience while in school. As a parent, do you know what your children are experiencing in the classroom? What do they really think of their teachers and the education that they are receiving? Are You My Teacher helps teachers to identify their true passion and commitment to the teaching profession. "An ideal book for anyone who has a sincere heart for children."

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    Contemporary Pioneers in Teaching and Learning Volume 2
  • Author : Héfer Bembenutty
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN : 9781648028298
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  • Genre : Education
  • This volume traces the socialization process, professional development, career paths, and theory and research of contemporary pioneers in education and psychology. This volume contains interviews with leading scholars who are at the vanguard of teaching and learning. They shared how their childhood development influenced their theoretical paths and research endeavors and revealed their thoughts, beliefs, and experiences that made them who they are today. These scholars responded to questions pertaining to their childhood, initial interest in education and psychology, role models, research interests and major findings, future directions of their research, educational implications derived from their research, and perception of their legacy. They are real people who have had experiences like anybody else, but found homes and teachers who supported them. While in college, they found educators who mentored them. Readers will find that this volume offers them an opportunity to learn the background of contemporary pioneers in education and psychology, provides valuable sources where they can learn about how major theories developed and where they are moving, and reveals the personal anecdotes that influenced the conceptualization of contemporary theories and research. Educators and students will find that this book provides hope and a rejuvenated enthusiasm about the status of education and psychology and that they too can be leaders in their own ways.

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    Teacher Reflections on Transitioning From K-12 to Higher Education Classrooms
  • Author : Broemmel, Amy D.,Vines, Nora
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781668434628
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  • Genre : Education
  • Education is a field in which reflective practice is imperative for teacher and student success and for maintaining the desire to remain in the profession. During times of uncertainty, particularly as teachers faced the dual pandemics of social injustice and the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year, they have felt demoralized and powerless. As a result, burnout among educators is becoming increasingly prevalent. It is crucial for teachers to hear reflections of others’ experiences to remind them that they are not alone in their work, provide opportunities for them to find connections with fellow educators, and encourage them to engage in reflective practices of their own. Teacher Reflections on Transitioning From K-12 to Higher Education Classrooms provides a collection of reflections from educators on their varied experiences within education and how and why they have pursued a place in academia. This book speaks to the humanistic side of academia by acknowledging the multiple passions, professions, and pathways that led each of the authors to academia. It is unique in that it is laced with the lived realities of the human side of academia from a shared stories perspective. Covering topics such as lifelong learners and identity shifts, this major reference work is ideal for academicians, researchers, scholars, practitioners, principals, administrators, educators, and students.

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    Compilation from the Annual Reports of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of Michigan
  • Author : Michigan. Department of Public Instruction
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 486
  • ISBN : UOM:39015071182219
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  • Genre : Detroit (Mich.)
  • Read and download full book Compilation from the Annual Reports of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of Michigan

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    Teaching Hope
  • Author : The Freedom Writers,Erin Gruwell
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780307589217
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Education
  • Incredible stories of struggle, redemption, and the power of education from the teachers taught by Erin Gruwell and the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Freedom Writers Diary Don’t miss the public television documentary Freedom Writers: Stories from the Heart “These are the most influential professionals most of us will ever meet. The effects of their work will last forever.”—From the foreword by Anna Quindlen Now documented in a bestselling book, feature film, and public television documentary, the Freedom Writers phenomenon came about in 1994, when Erin Gruwell stepped into Room 203 and began her first teaching job out of college. Long Beach, California, was still reeling from the deadly violence that erupted during the Rodney King riots, and the kids in Erin’s classroom reflected the anger, resentment, and hopelessness of their community. Undaunted, Erin fostered an educational philosophy that valued and promoted diversity, tolerance, and communication, and in the process, she transformed her students’ lives, as well as her own. Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers went on to establish the Freedom Writers Foundation to replicate the success of Room 203 and provide all students with hope and opportunities to realize their academic potential. Since then, the foundation has trained more than 800 teachers around the world. Teaching Hope unites the voices of these Freedom Writer Teachers, who share uplifting, devastating, and poignant stories from their classrooms, stories that provide insight into the struggles and triumphs of education in all of its forms. Mirroring an academic year, these dispatches from the front lines of education take us from the anticipation of the first day to the disillusionment, challenges, and triumphs of the school year. These are the voices of teachers who persevere in the face of intolerance, rigid administration, and countless other challenges, and continue to reach out and teach those who are deemed unteachable. Their stories inspire everyone to make a difference in the world around them.

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    An Attitude and Approach for Teaching Music to Special Learners
  • Author : Elise S. Sobol
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 9781475828429
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  • Genre : Education
  • This book is an international handbook of inspirational wisdom for teaching music universally to enhance the learning potential in children of all ages, backgrounds, and capabilities.

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    44 Smart Strategies for Avoiding Classroom Mistakes
  • Author : Carolyn Orange
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9781483362694
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  • Genre : Education
  • Based on the observations of more than 200 instructors, this hands-on text presents finely honed strategies to help teachers create an environment for better teaching and learning.

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    Charlie Bumpers vs. the Squeaking Skull
  • Author : Bill Harley
  • Publisher : Holiday House
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781561457656
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Can Charlie Bumpers face his fear of horror movies, come up with a genius costume, and enjoy Halloween? Fourth graders Charlie and Tommy have big plans for Halloween. They're going to trick-or-treat and sleep over at Alex's house. But when Charlie finds out that the entertainment at the party will be the "Scariest Horror Movies Ever," he is struck by panic. Charlie loves candy, he loves sleepovers with his friends, but he absolutely hates horror movies. There is yet another wrinkle in Charlie's Halloween plans. He is determined to win the big prize (ten movie tickets) that will be awarded for the best costume, but when he finally comes up with a genius prize-winning idea, he runs into an unexpected obstacle. How will Charlie be able to enjoy Halloween this year? Black and white illustrations throughout.

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    Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Author : Michigan. Department of Public Instruction
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN : UOM:39015027591240
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Education
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    America's Best School Teachers and Principals
  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN : PSU:000019273402
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Education and state
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    My Teacher for President
  • Author : Kay Winters
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 0439699959
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Elementary schools
  • A second-grader writes a television station with reasons why his teacher would make a good president, but only if she can continue teaching till the end of the year.

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    Design, Selection, and Implementation of Instructional Materials for the Next Generation Science Standards
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 9780309471145
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Education
  • Instructional materials are a key means to achieving the goals of science educationâ€"an enterprise that yields unique and worthwhile benefits to individuals and society. As states and districts move forward with adoption and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) or work on improving their instruction to align with A Framework for Kâ€"12 Science Education (the Framework), instructional materials that align with this new vision for science education have emerged as one of the key mechanisms for creating high-quality learning experiences for students. In response to the need for more coordination across the ongoing efforts to support the design and implementation of instructional materials for science education, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a public workshop in June 2017. The workshop focused on the development of instructional materials that reflect the principles of the Framework and the NGSS. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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    Of Days Gone By
  • Author : Ingrid Green Adams
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 99
  • ISBN : 9781479761760
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  • Genre : Poetry
  • INGRID GREEN ADAMS is a motivational speaker, published author and owner of Greens Consulting Company. Please visit her web site at www.greensconsultingcompany.vpweb.com for further details

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    Annual Report of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Author : New York (State). Department of Public Instruction
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 1326
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105006535996
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  • Genre : Education
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    I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had
  • Author : Tony Danza
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9780307887870
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is television, screen and stage star Tony Danza’s absorbing account of a year spent teaching tenth-grade English at Northeast High -- Philadelphia’s largest high school with 3600 students. Entering Northeast’s crowded halls in September of 2009, Tony found his way to a classroom filled with twenty-six students who were determined not to cut him any slack. They cared nothing about “Mr. Danza’s” showbiz credentials, and they immediately put him on the hot seat. Featuring indelible portraits of students and teachers alike, I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had reveals just how hard it is to keep today’s technologically savvy – and often alienated -- students engaged, how impressively committed most teachers are, and the outsized role counseling plays in a teacher’s day, given the psychological burdens many students carry. The book also makes vivid how a modern high school works, showing Tony in a myriad of roles – from lecturing on To Kill a Mockingbird to “coaching” the football team to organizing a talent show to leading far-flung field trips to hosting teacher gripe sessions. A surprisingly poignant account, I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is sometimes laugh-out-loud funny but is mostly filled with hard-won wisdom and feel-good tears.