What is the best strategy for beginning an interview with an irate parent? How can a teacher enforce anti-tardy rules when his/her school offers little or no help? Why is cursive handwriting useful in today's computerized world? What should parents be told if a teacher suspects a student's drug use? These modern public school problems, among many others, are discussed at length in this book. This book is meant to guide and encourage teachers to find a happy balance in the most important occupation-teaching.
Nationally acclaimed speaker and educator John Blaydes complies nuggets of wit and wisdom to motivate and inspire his fellow educators. The Educator’s Book of Quotes is a comprehensive resource for quotes relating to education and leadership, organized by sixteen themes for easy access and reference, including: The Art of Teaching Balancing the Time Crunch Principles and Principals Creating a Culture of Excellence Inspirational Leadership Education is Key Containing hundreds of inspirational quotes for teachers in all stages of their career, The Educator’s Book of Quotes is a must have.
First Year Teacher is an invaluable resource for newbie teachers. It offers hundreds of tips, warnings, and anecdotes from experienced educators--all in one warm and charming package. Benefit from their wisdom: ""Principals love a heads-up on both good and bad news. It only makes you look good if you keep the principal in the loop. Don't hide in your classroom!"" —Fifth grade teacher Learn from their mistakes: ""Don't put off returning phone calls of a pushy parent. The longer you wait, the longer they have to think of new questions!"" —U.S. History and Government teacher And remember that humor conquers all: ""When you're having a hard day, remember why you became a teacher in the first place. My neighbors wouldn't listen to me talk about environmental science, so I had to find a captive audience!"" —Environmental Science teacher
This book answers two questions: What does the implementation of inclusive education require of a system of education and all parts of the system? How do various parts of the education system act on their commitment to inclusive educational practice? Decades after major legislation (i.e., the Civil Rights Act, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and the Education for All Handicapped Children Act) made high-quality education a fundamental right for all children in the United States, the dream of diverse, inclusive, democratic schooling has yet to be realized. Nevertheless, some classrooms, schools, districts, states, and universities have made progress. Inclusive Education: A Systematic Perspective explores the theoretical implications of inclusive practice as well as illustrative case studies and evaluation findings from states, educator preparation programs, districts, and schools that have reframed their work around the principles of inclusive practice. Whether these organizations position the work as “social justice education,” “culturally responsive teaching,” or “inclusion,” their efforts lead in the same direction—toward higher quality and more equitable education for all. The chapters will be relevant to graduate students, faculty members, and education leaders, at all levels, who seek a comprehensive overview of the commitment and practice of “inclusive education”. Chapters vary in their approaches to the topic, some presenting theoretical underpinnings, others describing practices or programs at particular sites, others reporting findings from empirical studies, and edited interviews with state and district leaders of inclusive-education initiatives. The book explores why inclusion is important and how it can be accomplished.
Teacher Education and Practice, a peer-refereed journal, is dedicated to the encouragement and the dissemination of research and scholarship related to professional education. The journal is concerned, in the broadest sense, with teacher preparation, practice and policy issues related to the teaching profession, as well as being concerned with learning in the school setting. The journal also serves as a forum for the exchange of diverse ideas and points of view within these purposes. As a forum, the journal offers a public space in which to critically examine current discourse and practice as well as engage in generative dialogue. Alternative forms of inquiry and representation are invited, and authors from a variety of backgrounds and diverse perspectives are encouraged to contribute. Teacher Education & Practice is published by Rowman & Littlefield.
Publisher: Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers
Category: Classroom management
Annotation Two South Carolina-based educators draw on 50-plus years of combined experience at all levels of education as both teachers and administrators. They present some basic guiding principles to give direction, sustain, and renew educators in their efforts to teach in today's schools. Coverage includes understanding and building relationships and community in the classroom, student motivation, classroom management, communication in the classroom and beyond, managing one's stress as a teacher, professional development, and the power of teaching. No subject index. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Millions of professionals, young and old, go to work each day to fill the minds of America's youth with knowledge and skills to create a better future. Their responsibility is enormous, but they are often underappreciated and underserved. The Pocket Teacher is here to do its small part to remedy this situation. With its winning combination of wisdom and humor, The Pocket Teacher is the perfect book for finding a quick pick-me-up or a lifelong mantra. Teachers everywhere, and those who support them, will treasure this collection.
"Wit & Wisdom is a comprehensive English curriculum that builds knowledge of key topics in history, science, and literature through the study of exemplary texts. Draw parents into the conversation as students use these texts to build knowledge of topics such as libraries around the world, animal biology, the power of weather, and timeless classic tales."--Back Cover.
From the critically acclaimed author of Daddy Needs a Drink—hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “consistently hilarious”—comes a series of irreverent, wickedly observant essays about what it really means to be a teacher today. With his trademark wit and wisdom, Robert Wilder dissects the world’s noblest profession—whether he’s taming a classroom full of hormonal teenagers or going one-on-one with the school bully. Wilder was twenty-six when he found his true calling. Leaving a lucrative advertising career in New York, he got a job as an assistant first-grade teacher at a Santa Fe alternative school—and never looked back. Now he brings his unique perspective—as a teacher, parent, and former student—to a series of laugh-out-loud essays that show teaching at its most absurd…and most rewarding. With brutal candor he chronicles his own lively adventures in modern education, from navigating cutthroat kindergarten sign-ups to subbing for a class experiment gone wrong–and dares to tell about it. He shares the surprising lessons he’s learned in the trenches of his profession, including how to bribe a four-year-old (his own) to stop swearing in a Lutheran preschool and the best way to teach moody teenagers…manage “helicopter” parents…and cope with bullies—whether of the school-yard, Internet, or parental kind. And he offers tough love for cheaters who log on to www.SchoolSucks.com, then puts to rest forever the question of why new teachers gain weight (hint: the free donuts don’t help). In Tales from the Teachers’ Lounge, Robert Wilder charts life’s learning curve with a warmth and humor you don’t find in textbooks. By turns heartwarming, eye-opening, and uproariously funny, these pitch-perfect essays offer priceless lessons in life, family, learning, and teaching from a true lover of education.
Known for her motivational and humorous books, Diane Hodges provides the ultimate collection of inspirational quotes and reflective sayings designed to influence, encourage, and motivate educators. Complete with full-color illustrations, these quotes inspire teachers to step outside the guidelines and truly reach their students. The musings, advice, and observations are drawn from famous writers, politicians, scientists, actors, comedians, businessmen, and philosophers. Celebrate the wit, wisdom, and creativity that encompass the world of teaching.