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Teaching in the Real World: Strategies to Survive and Thrive

Teaching in the Real World: Strategies to Survive and Thrive
Author: Daniel Zukergood - Anne Marie Bettencourt
ISBN 13: 9780131590526
ISBN 10: 131590529
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2008-03-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
List Price: $60.40

 Are you prepared to meet the challenges of teaching in today's urban, suburban, and rural schools?

All teachers, in-service or pre-service, who are teaching in an urban school or are outside their comfort zone in the classroom won't want to put this book down.  This brief collection of reflective e-mail journal entries is written by Miss. B, a white female graduate student, student teaching in an urban high school.  The Journal Entries illustrate her transformation from a passionate but struggling teacher who is sometimes stymied by the challenges posed by her environment and her students, to a teacher who has found her voice and the confidence to achieve her dream of improving the lives of her students.  Miss B's correspondence provides:

  • Discussion of issues in urban teaching, including student homelessness, hunger, motivation, and more.

  • A model of what good reflective teaching/learning looks like as she seeks to improve her teaching.

Entries from her college supervisor, Professor Z, offer readers:

  • An experienced teacher's suggestions for dealing with standardized testing, teacher and student resources, and more.

  • Tips, Strategies, and Relevant Data that provide strategies for dealing with issues student teachers will face in the classroom.

  • Checklists that serve as a resource to keep teachers on track.