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.

Amplifying Student Performance by Teaching and Modeling Responsibility

Amplifying Student Performance by Teaching and Modeling Responsibility

Amplifying student performance by teaching and modeling responsibility

Classroom management is an issue that haunts most beginning teachers and one with which even seasoned teachers still struggle. The goal of this chapter is not to “teach” the reader how to manage a classroom; most teacher education programs have entire courses to do that. Instead, this chapter presents the personal experiences of one seasoned teacher who has taught all levels and multiple subjects. In addition to presenting several approaches and techniques that have worked for her in maintaining a positive learning experience in her classroom, the author leads the reader to think about how to approach the learning process in order to prevent behavioral problems as well as how ...

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