A Letter to Teachers

Reflections on Schooling and the Art of Teaching


Author: Vito Perrone

Publisher: Jossey-Bass


Category: Education

Page: 166

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"Teaching after all is about knowing children well" —from A Letter to Teachers "Perrone has given us a gift, a book worth reading over many times, an important reflection on his many years of close observation of schools and school people, parents, teachers, children, and their communities." —Deborah W. Meier, principal, Central Park East Secondary School Simple, elegant and full of common sense, these reflections on the art of teaching address the deepest concerns teachers have for their work with children and young people.

A Letter to My Teacher


Author: Deborah Hopkinson

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 0375987762

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 4024

This funny, touching picture book –the perfect gift for a child to give to his/her own teacher– 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 read-aloud and a perfect gift for Teacher Appreciation Day or the end of the school year. 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.

Teach Boldly!

Letters to Teachers about Contemporary Issues in Education


Author: Mary Cain Fehr,Dennis Earl Fehr

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433104916

Category: Education

Page: 246

View: 6740

In today’s public schools, teachers are often discouraged by the restrictions placed on them by the education system: federal mandates such as No Child Left Behind, excessive emphasis on standardized testing, pre-packaged curricula, inadequate funding, overcrowded classrooms, cultural incongruence, and social injustices. Teachers feel thwarted from meeting the unique needs of each student, and students continue to fall between the cracks in the system. This book encourages educators to teach boldly, using wisdom and courage to do what they know is best for their students despite the obstacles. A collection of letters from leading educators and scholars to practicing and future teachers, Teach Boldly! offers advice, encouragement, and inspiration in the form of bold, innovative ideas to ignite teachers’ passion for their work in the midst of a range of discouraging situations. The book can be used as a resource for practicing teachers or as a textbook in teacher education programs. It is relevant to courses in foundations of education, curriculum studies, issues in education, education policy, critical pedagogy, ethics in education, school reform, and educational leadership.

Teaching Agriculture

A Service Letter to Teachers of Vocational Agriculture


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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The Education of Teachers in the South

Embracing a Letter From Prof. Edw'd S. Joynes to Geo. P. Tayloe, Esq., And a Plan for the Foundation of a Normal School in Hollins Institute, Virginia (Classic Reprint)


Author: Edward S. Joynes

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780366852727

Category: Education

Page: 64

View: 1367

Excerpt from The Education of Teachers in the South: Embracing a Letter From Prof. Edw'd S. Joynes to Geo. P. Tayloe, Esq., And a Plan for the Foundation of a Normal School in Hollins Institute, Virginia And such questions are, indeed, not only of vital importance to each individual and family, but they possess an universal and patriotic interest at all times. The School and the Schoolmasteroccupy the very fulcrum of intellectual andzmoral influence upon the young. They contribute the materials which shall form by assimilation the substance of the future mind and character. They determine by early discipline and example, right or wrong, the methods of thought, the modes and standards of reasoning and judgment, and in no small degree, also, of feeling and of conduct in after life; and beyond the sphere of mere instruction, and in a far more important sense, the associations, and the habits, the standards, the examples, the traditions of the school, woven into the web of early growth and habit, constitute oft-times the most powerful elements in the formation of the intellectual and moral character in after life. The agencies, therefore, which convey these influences cannot be of slight, importance. The institutions of Education constitute, indeed, in all their peculiarities, a most important and characteristic part of the civilization ofa people. In their several departments of action and of influence, both moral and intellectual, in their constitution and conduct, their government and discipline, their methods and subjects of instruction, their standards of attainment and of morals, they both express, and mightily help to form, the mind and character of the people. These things are, therefore, legiti mate and important subjects of discussion, that are indeed'of vital inter est. In all nations, just in proportion to their advancementinintelli gence and civilization, they have received the attention of thoughtful minds, and a well constituted system of Education, at d Educational Insti tutions is regarded as among the highest glories of a nation. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

What Keeps Teachers Going?


Author: Sonia Nieto

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807774987

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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“This moving and important book has reminded me of why I have stayed in public school teaching for over 40 years. It is an inspiration to experienced educators, beginning teachers, and all of us who care about equity and the importance of every child’s life.” —Herbert Kohl, Director, Institute for Social Justice and Education, University of San Francisco What helps great public school teachers persevere—in spite of everything? Sonia Nieto, a renowned teacher educator, takes a close look at what can be learned from veteran teachers who not only continue to teach but also manage to remain enthusiastic about it. This inspirational volume provides much-needed advice on how some urban teachers are solving the everyday challenges of student learning. Nieto collaborates with experienced teachers in urban schools who are especially effective working with students of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds—students who are among the most marginalized in our public schools. Offering an alternative vision of what’s important in teaching and learning, Nieto concludes with an urgent call to advance new national priorities for public education.

Letters to a Young Teacher


Author: Jonathan Kozol

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307393720

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 6407

The author shared personal reflections, anecdotes, wisdom, and guidance in his letters to Francesca, a first-year teacher, as he attempted to help her deal with the challenges she faced and encouraged her to do her best.

Percy Jackson - Auf Monsterjagd mit den Geschwistern Kane (Percy Jackson )


Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Carlsen

ISBN: 3646929510

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 3910

Die Welten der alten Götter überlappen sich – und es gibt böse Mächte, die sich das zunutze machen wollen! Zum Glück treffen Percy und Annabeth angesichts der neuen Gefahren auf die Geschwister Kane, Nachkommen eines mächtigen Pharaos. Denn sie brauchen die Magie beider Welten, der griechischen und der ägyptischen, um das Böse abzuwehren. Neue Monster und ganz neue Abenteuer warten auf sie! Enthält drei actiongeladene Geschichten aus der Welt der Mythologie: Der Sohn des Sobek; Der Zauberstab des Serapis; Die Krone des Ptolemäus. Alle Bände der Percy-Jackson-Serie: Percy Jackson – Diebe im Olymp (Band 1) Percy Jackson – Im Bann des Zyklopen (Band 2) Percy Jackson – Der Fluch des Titanen (Band 3) Percy Jackson – Die Schlacht um das Labyrinth (Band 4) Percy Jackson – Die letzte Göttin (Band 5) Percy Jackson – Auf Monsterjagd mit den Geschwistern Kane (Sonderband) Percy Jackson erzählt: Griechische Göttersagen Percy Jackson erzählt: Griechische Heldensagen Und dann geht es weiter mit den »Helden des Olymp«!

Bis an die Grenze



Author: Dave Eggers

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462316028

Category: Fiction

Page: 492

View: 7057

Eine Mutter auf der Flucht – ein Roadtrip ans Ende der Zivilisation »Bis an die Grenze« ist ein berührender, warmherziger Roman, in dessen Zentrum Josie steht, eine alleinerziehende Mutter, die mitsamt ihren beiden Kindern aus den Zwängen ihres Vorstadtlebens flieht und sich in der Wildnis Alaskas neu zu finden sucht. Dave Eggers Porträt einer Frau, die hin- und hergerissen ist zwischen dem Wunsch nach Konformität und nach Freiheit, ist hochkomisch, wahrhaftig und ungemein aktuell. Josie, eine Zahnärztin, die ihre Praxis hat schließen müssen, bekommt Panik, als ihr Exmann darum bittet, die gemeinsamen Kinder seiner neuen Verlobten vorstellen zu dürfen. Sie packt die Kinder und flieht mit ihnen an den entlegensten Ort, der für sie ohne Pass erreichbar ist: Alaska. Die Reise in dem angemieteten, abgetakelten Wohnmobil durch die Wildnis rüttelt die Familie durcheinander. Der achtjährige Paul übernimmt die fürsorgliche Vaterrolle in der Familie, während die fünfjährige Ana Chaos und Zerstörung magisch anzieht. Was sich zunächst wie ein Abenteuerurlaub am Ende der Welt anfühlt, wird schnell zur verzweifelten Flucht, nicht zuletzt vor einem Lauffeuer, das in der Region ausgebrochen ist. Doch nicht nur das Feuer scheint Josie auf den Fersen zu sein, sie kämpft auch gegen die imaginären sowie realen Geister ihrer Vergangenheit und muss dafür bis an ihre Grenze gehen.

A Letter to American Teachers of History


Author: Henry Adams

Publisher: Trieste Publishing

ISBN: 9780649078707

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 9617

Trieste Publishing has a massive catalogue of classic book titles. Our aim is to provide readers with the highest quality reproductions of fiction and non-fiction literature that has stood the test of time. The many thousands of books in our collection have been sourced from libraries and private collections around the world.The titles that Trieste Publishing has chosen to be part of the collection have been scanned to simulate the original. Our readers see the books the same way that their first readers did decades or a hundred or more years ago. Books from that period are often spoiled by imperfections that did not exist in the original. Imperfections could be in the form of blurred text, photographs, or missing pages. It is highly unlikely that this would occur with one of our books. Our extensive quality control ensures that the readers of Trieste Publishing's books will be delighted with their purchase. Our staff has thoroughly reviewed every page of all the books in the collection, repairing, or if necessary, rejecting titles that are not of the highest quality. This process ensures that the reader of one of Trieste Publishing's titles receives a volume that faithfully reproduces the original, and to the maximum degree possible, gives them the experience of owning the original work.We pride ourselves on not only creating a pathway to an extensive reservoir of books of the finest quality, but also providing value to every one of our readers. Generally, Trieste books are purchased singly - on demand, however they may also be purchased in bulk. Readers interested in bulk purchases are invited to contact us directly to enquire about our tailored bulk rates.

Thank You, Teacher

Grateful Students Tell the Stories of the Teachers Who Changed Their Lives


Author: Holly Holbert,Bruce Holbert

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608684199

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 5117

What do rock stars, Nobel laureates, bestselling novelists, astronauts, and attorneys have in common? A teacher changed their lives. Like them, most of us can name a teacher who gave us not only good instruction but also confidence and drive. But, in the face of teachers being blamed for a variety of social and economic woes, teachers themselves can easily wonder whether they are making a difference in students’ lives. When veteran teacher Bruce Holbert asked himself this question, his wife, Holly, responded by sending letters to hundreds of people she had never met and had no reason to believe would respond, asking about teachers who mattered to them. She was overwhelmed by answers. Thank You, Teacher presents more than eighty of these up-close-and-personal stories. By a delightfully diverse range of contributors, these essays are wise and witty testaments to the teachers who do what they do every day without expecting recognition, but who so richly deserve it.

Briefe von Felix

ein kleiner Hase auf Weltreise ; eine Geschichte


Author: Annette Langen,Constanza Droop

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783815723500

Category: Stuffed animals (Toys)

Page: 33

View: 5894

Survival Skills for the Principalship

A Treasure Chest of Time-Savers, Short-Cuts, and Strategies to Help You Keep a Balance in Your Life


Author: John Blaydes

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9780761938613

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 2355

This compilation of resources offers practical, ready-to-use solutions to the issues and dilemmas principals face every day.