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.

Reflections on Compassionate and Transformative Education

Reflections on Compassionate and Transformative Education

Reflections on compassionate and transformative education

With each passing year, our classrooms are becoming more and more diversified. Future teachers must be prepared to receive this diverse body of students into their classrooms. There has been an assumption in years past that all students should be treated the same, when, in reality, each student is unique with different needs. Dr. Carger addresses the issue of diversity in the classroom by sharing her own personal experiences in an effort to encourage the reader to spend time getting to know his or her students individually. While this chapter is not a methods chapter in teaching nonnative speakers of English, it is a piece designed to challenge the preservice teacher to begin looking ...

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