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.

Positive Relationships for Effective Teaching

Positive Relationships for Effective Teaching

Positive relationships for effective teaching
TeresaRishel, Paul ChamnessMiller

This chapter is unique compared to the others included in this book in that it was written by two people with different professional backgrounds. The first author has experience as a principal and the second author as a classroom teacher. This combination will afford the reader an opportunity to gain insight from both perspectives. In order to help the reader follow the narrative of the teacher and the narrative of the principal, I have divided each section of the chapter into two parts, one for the former and one for the latter. As is the case with the majority of the chapters, this work is not exhaustive in regard to the topic. I encourage ...

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