A Letter to Teachers

Reflections on Schooling and the Art of Teaching


Author: Vito Perrone

Publisher: Jossey-Bass


Category: Education

Page: 166

View: 2022

"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: 2485

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: 7200

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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What Keeps Teachers Going?


Author: Sonia Nieto

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807743119

Category: Education

Page: 161

View: 7733

This book presents teaching as evolution, teaching as autobiography, teaching as love, and asks the question: What keeps teachers going in spite of everything?

Tag und Nacht und auch im Sommer


Author: Frank McCourt

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641118670

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3236

Frank McCourts Erinnerungen an seine Jahre als Lehrer Dreißig Jahre lang hat Frank McCourt, der Amerikaner mit der unglücklichen irischen katholischen Kindheit, in New Yorker Schulen unterrichtet. Jetzt erzählt er, was er von seinen insgesamt zwölftausend Schülern gelernt hat – als Lehrer, als Geschichtenerzähler, als Schriftsteller. Ein Buch, wie man es liebt, aber selten findet: voll Witz und Charme, voll Verzweiflung, Ironie und Lebensweisheit.

Straight Talk to Teachers

Twenty Insane Ideas for a Better Classroom


Author: Bruce Gevirtzman

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607090392

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 495

In a no-holds-barred, candid delivery, this book drives directly to the core of what makes an extraordinary teacher, and presents an honest appraisal of why some teachers fail.

An Analysis of Teachers Who Teach Struggling Students


Author: Dr. Brett Rankin

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483438430

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 2699

After many years of reform efforts, educators are still searching for ways to better serve the needs of struggling students. The purpose of this study was to develop a grounded theory (GT) that reflects teachers’ perceptions of students’ behavior, students’ needs for support, and students’ skill deficiencies. Discovering the ways in which teachers address students’ needs could sharpen teacher practices and promote support for struggling students. Guided by Weimer’s research on learner-centered teaching, this GT study created a conceptual understanding of classroom experiences from teachers’ perspective. Three main categories or stages emerged from this GT study, with each stage representing a conceptual rendering of behaviors one can expect when working with struggling students in a similar setting. This theory can be useful to educators considering how best to work with struggling students by revealing the patterns of behavior among teachers who serve struggling students.

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: 9175

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.

Helping Teachers Learn

Principal Leadership for Adult Growth and Development


Author: Eleanor Drago-Severson

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 148336061X

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 5642

Drago-Severson presents case studies and examines strategies that help shape a school climate of teacher support, growth, and learning.

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: 6106

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

Talking About Race

Alleviating the Fear


Author: Steven Grineski,Julie Landsman,Robert Simmons III

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579225624

Category: Education

Page: 340

View: 3819

What is it that gives many of us White people a visceral fear about discussing race? Do you realize that being able to not think about or talk about it is a uniquely White experience? Do you warn your children about how people might react to them; find store staff following or watching you; get stopped by the police for no reason? The students of color in your classroom experience discrimination every day, in small and large ways. They don’t often see themselves represented in their textbooks, and encounter hostility in school, and outside. For them race is a constant reality, and an issue they need, and want, to discuss. Failure to do so can inhibit their academic performance. Failure to discuss race prevents White students from getting a real, critical and deep understanding of our society and their place in it. It is essential for the well-being of all students that they learn to have constructive conversations about the history of race in this country, the impact of racism on different ethnic communities, and how those communities and cultures contribute to society. The need to model for our students how to talk openly and comfortably about race is critical in America today, but it is still an issue that is difficult to tackle. To overcome the common fear of discussing race, of saying “something wrong”, this book brings together over thirty contributions by teachers and students of different ethnicities and races who offer their experiences, ideas, and advice. With passion and sensitivity they: cover such topics as the development of racial consciousness and identity in children; admit their failures and continuing struggles; write about creating safe spaces and the climate that promotes thoughtful discussion; model self-reflection; demonstrate the importance of giving voice to students; recount how they responded to racial incidents and used current affairs to discuss oppression; describe courses and strategies they have developed; explain the “n” word; present exercises; and pose questions. For any teacher grappling with addressing race in the classroom, and for pre-service teachers confronting their anxieties about race, this book offers a rich resource of insights, approaches and guidance that will allay fears, and provide the reflective practitioner with the confidence to initiate and respond to discussion of race, from the pre-school and elementary classroom through high school.

The American Dream and the National Game


Author: Leverett T. Smith, Jr.

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879728670

Category: Social Science

Page: 285

View: 8797

This engaging study examines sports as both a symbol of American culture and a formative force that shapes American values. Leverett T. Smith Jr. uses "high" culture, in the form of literature and criticism, to analyze the popular culture of baseball and professional football. He explores the history of baseball through three important events: the fixing of the 1919 World Series, the appointment of Judge Landis as commissioner of baseball with dictatorial powers, and the emergence of Babe Ruth as the "new" kind of ball player. He also looks at literary works dealing with leisure and sports, including those of Thoreau, Twain, Frost, Lardner, and Hemingway. Finally he documents the emergence of professional football as the national game through the history and writings of former Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, who emerges as both a critic of the business-oriented society and a canny businessman and manager of men himself. First paperback edition

Teaching to Learn, Learning to Teach

A Handbook for Secondary School Teachers


Author: Alan J. Singer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136286063

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 9870

Teaching to Learn, Learning to Teach uniquely addresses three problems that frequently concern pre-service and beginning teachers: classroom control, satisfying state and federal mandates, and figuring out exactly what is the role of the teacher. Integrating practical, theoretical, and critical teaching considerations, it presents a model student-centered approach for designing lessons, developing personal connections with students, and building classroom communities: PRO/CLASS Practices (Planning, Relationships, Organization, Community, Leadership, Assessment, Support, Struggle). Pre-service teachers are encouraged to reinterpret the principles and continually redefine them as they develop their own reflective practice. Changes in the Second Edition • Updates throughout with attention to the Common Core State Standards, high stakes testing, the possibilities and limitations of technology use in the classroom, and preparing for the job market\ • Fully revised chapter on literacy • New interviews with teachers • Companion Website: Supplemental planning, teaching, and assessment materials; 32 extended essays including a number of the author’s widely read Huffington Post columns; interviews with beginning and veteran teachers; Ideas for Your Professional Portfolio, Resume, and Cover Letter; Recommended Websites for Teachers

Working through Whiteness

Examining White Racial Identity and Profession with Pre-service Teachers


Author: Kenneth J. Fasching-Varner

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739176870

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 2211

This book critically examines nine pre-service teacher candidates, and the author’s experience, to explore the ways in which white educators manifest understandings of white racial identity and professional choice through oral narratives. Ultimately the text proposes a new, non-developmental model for thinking about white racial identity.

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: 517

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.



Author: Raquel J. Palacio

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446242848

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7746

August ist anders. Dennoch wünscht er sich, wie alle Jungen in seinem Alter, kein Außenseiter zu sein. Weil er seit seiner Geburt so oft am Gesicht operiert werden musste, ist er noch nie auf eine richtige Schule gegangen. Aber jetzt soll er in die fünfte Klasse kommen. Er weiß, dass die meisten Kinder nicht absichtlich gemein zu ihm sind. Am liebsten würde er gar nicht auffallen. Doch nicht aufzufallen ist nicht leicht, wenn man so viel Mut und Kraft besitzt, so witzig, klug und großzügig ist - wie August.