Teacher Misery

Author: Clinical Coordinator Palliative Care Jane Morris
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692697955
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Teacher Misery perfectly encapsulates the comical misery that has become the teaching profession. Morris' strange, funny, and sometimes unbelievable teaching experiences are told through a collection of short stories, essays and artifacts including real emails from parents, students and administrators. From the parents who blame their son's act of arson on the teacher for causing him low self-esteem, to the student who offers to teach the teacher how to sell drugs so she can pay her bills, to the administrator whose best advice is to "treat kids like sacks of shit," one story is more shocking than the next. An important read for teachers and non-teachers alike-- Teacher Misery paints an amusing and thoroughly entertaining picture of what has become of our education system, without detracting from the overall point that what teachers have to put up with today is complete, utter, unacceptable insanity.

32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny

Author: Phillip Done
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743272404
Format: PDF, Docs
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A Disney Teacher of the Year Award nominee chronicles a year in his third-grade classroom through a series of linked essays that document such events as a hectic Halloween parade, his discovery of a parent's illiteracy, and the universal lessons he has learned throughout his career. 60,000 first printing.

See Me After Class 2E

Author: Roxanna Elden
Publisher: Sourcebooks
ISBN: 9781402297069
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Most Dog-Eared "Teacher's Edition" You'll Have in Your Classroom Teaching is tough. And teachers, like the rest of the population, aren't perfect. Yet good teaching happens, and great teachers continue to inspire and educate generations of students. See Me After Class helps those great teachers of the future to survive the classroom long enough to become great. Fueled by hundreds of hilarious—and sometimes shocking—tales from the teachers who lived them, Elden provides tips and strategies that deal head-on with the challenges that aren't covered in new-teacher training. Lessons can go wrong. Parents may yell at you. Sunday evenings will sometimes be accompanied by the dreaded countdown to Monday morning. As a veteran teacher, Elden offers funny, practical, and honest advice, to help teachers walk through the doors of their classrooms day after day with clarity, confidence...and sanity! "A useful, empathetic guide to weathering the first-year lumps...a frothy, satisfying Guinness for the teacher's soul."—Dan Brown, NBCT, Director of the Future Educators Association, and author of The Great Expectations School "See Me After Class is a must-have book for any teacher's bookshelf. On second thought, you'll probably want to keep it on your classroom desk since you'll use it so much!"—Larry Ferlazzo, teacher and author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves "This is the kind of no-nonsense straight talk that teachers are starved for, but too rarely get...Roxanna Elden tells it like it is, with a heavy dose of practicality, a dash of cynicism, a raft of constructive suggestions, and plenty of wry humor."—Rick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies at AEI, author of Education Week blog, "Rich Hess Straight Up"

I Wish My Teacher Knew

Author: Kyle Schwartz
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0738219150
Format: PDF, ePub
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One day, third-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz asked her students to fill-in-the-blank in this sentence: "I wish my teacher knew _____." The results astounded her. Some answers were humorous, others were heartbreaking-all were profoundly moving and enlightening. The results opened her eyes to the need for educators to understand the unique realities their students face in order to create an open, safe and supportive place in the classroom. When Schwartz shared her experience online, #IWishMyTeacherKnew became an immediate worldwide viral phenomenon. Schwartz's book tells the story of #IWishMyTeacherKnew, including many students' emotional and insightful responses, and ultimately provides an invaluable guide for teachers, parents, and communities.

Why Are All the Good Teachers Crazy

Author: Frank Stepnowski
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781432748296
Format: PDF
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This book belongs on the desk of every teacher in America! A refreshingly honest look inside the teaching profession, Why Are All the Good Teachers Crazy? is a captivating collection of hilarious stories and unreserved observations from one man's odyssey in the classroom. With equal parts humanity, insanity, and profanity, Frank Stepnowski, a twenty year veteran of the academic wars, offers unique insight into a world everybody knows about but very few understand. "Step" as he was re-christened by his students, pulls no punches in the classroom, and takes no prisoners in his writing debut. The title, which comes from a line that the author heard many times throughout his career, is both a confession and a confirmation. "I wanted a book," he explains, "that would make people laugh out loud but also open their eyes to just how insane the teaching profession can get. With that in mind, the book is a riotous success, providing searing insight into the classroom and giving an iconoclastic voice to a profession that often goes unheard. Why Are All the Good teachers Crazy? is a wake up call for some, a rallying cry for others, and an invitation to laugh and learn for everyone. Based on actual events, the vivid imagery, colorful characters, and incendiary dialogue of this nuclear powered novel will take readers on a roller coaster ride that they will be talking about long after the ride is over.

The Battle for Room 314

Author: Ed Boland
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 145556060X
Format: PDF
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THE BATTLE FOR ROOM 314 In a fit of idealism, Ed Boland left a twenty-year career as a non-profit executive to teach in a tough New York City public high school. But his hopes quickly collided headlong with the appalling reality of his students' lives and a hobbled education system unable to help them: Freddy runs a drug ring for his incarcerated brother; Nee-cole is homeschooled on the subway by her brilliant homeless mother; and Byron's Ivy League dream is dashed because he is undocumented. In the end, Boland isn't hoisted on his students' shoulders and no one passes AP anything. This is no urban fairy tale of at-risk kids saved by a Hollywood hero, but a searing indictment of schools that claim to be progressive but still fail their students. Told with compassion, humor, and a keen eye, Boland's story is sure to ignite debate about the future of American education and attempts to reform it.

Confessions of a Bad Teacher

Author: John Owens
Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated
ISBN: 9781402281006
Format: PDF
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Explores the pressures on today's teachers and examines how the public school system--driven by statistics and finances--undermines its educators, while offering suggestions on how lasting school reform can be achieved.

Crisscross Applesauce and Shut the Hell Up

Author: Colleen Schmit
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780997350814
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rekindle your love for teaching with these attitude-adjusting tips and strategies for self-reflection. Among district demands, peer expectations, and a fierce schedule in a sometimes thankless industry, it's understandable how teachers can lose the love of teaching. It's time to take a breath and reflect. With "Crisscross Applesauce" you'll learn what you can do to progress as an effective teacher for the sake of both you and your students. It's set up in familiar, quick lesson plans perfect for the busy teacher. Each objective illustrates a relatable story followed by advice and examples that will help you examine your own experiences as an educator. Reflection questions at the end of each lesson help you answer the question, "How can I further develop my teaching style to rediscover the fun in teaching?"

What Teachers Make

Author: Taylor Mali
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780425269503
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A former middle school teacher makes an impassioned defense of teaching and explains how dedicated teachers are and why they should be given better salaries.