Narratives from the Classroom: An Introduction to Teaching introduces the reader to many of the important classroom issues surrounding the field of teaching. This book is unique in that it is a collection of personal accounts and ideas written by the teachers and teacher educators who lived those experiences. Because this is an introduction to teaching, each chapter addresses a different topic, ranging from the purpose of schools and teachers, issues about policies and programs in the school, and various practices found within the classroom walls. There is also a section that addresses preparation for the job market and what the first year of teaching is like. This book deliberately avoids being prescriptive and encourages the reader to form his or her own conclusions about the presented issues.
Chapter 10: Maneuvering the Emotional and Social Demands of the Classroom
Maneuvering the Emotional and Social Demands of the Classroom
An important concern on the minds of educators across the globe is the safety of teachers and students alike. Dr. Rishel begins with a discussion of the issue of school violence and its causes. With the notion that acts of violence are the result of a student's emotional and/or psychological stress, the author focuses on a specific type of violent act, suicide. Although suicide is at the center of this chapter, other acts of violence could easily replace suicide within the same contexts presented.
A surge in the number of student deaths and injuries from school violence in the last decade, specifically the massacres at Columbine High School ...