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.

Tales from My First Year of Teaching

Tales from My First Year of Teaching

Tales from my first year of teaching
Erin A.Mikulec

No matter how many courses a person takes before starting his or her teaching job, every teacher has concerns and issues to address as they embark on a new career. Most of these issues can only be answered by experience and the answers will vary from teacher to teacher. This chapter presents a series of vignettes describing several of the experiences that a first-year teacher faced in her new job. This chapter is not intended to prescribe ways to deal with all students, but has a goal to convey the message that every new teacher has concerns, and often the only way to resolve them is by exploring one's options as ...

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