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.