Conversations About Being a Teacher

Author: J. Victor McGuire
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452236267
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Highly readable and engaging, this unique resource helps all educators fine-tune their expectations for the teaching profession.

Ways of Being in Teaching

Author: Sean Wiebe
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463510923
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As teachers, we share experiences with one another. It is a way to make sense of our teaching lives and teaching selves. Ways of Being in Teaching is that kind of sharing; it is a scholarly conversation that will appeal to teachers who are tired of the tips and tricks, and want to talk more deeply about how to flourish in this profession. Most of us know ways to strengthen and sustain self, soul, heart, identity, and how these key touchstones also strengthen teaching. This book recognizes that who we are, where we are, and why, is as much a social process as a personal one. Attending to life purpose is a way of attending to teaching. Chapters in this text are insightfully forthright, challenging us to undertake the rigourous work of discovering who we are as human beings and how this impacts who we are with our students. Canadian curriculum scholar Cynthia Chambers asks us to listen for what keeps us awake at night, and with Ways of Being in Teaching we bring what we have heard into the daylight, into the conversation. “This collection of reflections and conversations does more than provide provocative reading for the reflective teacher. It invites practitioners to find their own place at the table of sharing and to welcome the stories that will certainly come as a result of engaging with this community of life writers.” – Carmen Schlamb, Professor, Seneca College

Becoming the Teacher You Wish You d Had

Author: Scott Holley
Publisher: Truman State University Press
ISBN: 1612481914
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What makes a good teacher? For all the effort that has gone into analyzing and breaking down its processes, teaching is not an exact science. According to Scott Holley, being a good teacher boils down to successfully translating theory into real-world situations. Becoming the Teacher You Wish You’d Had, a mix of philosophy, memoir, and practical advice from Holley and other teachers with years of classroom experience, offers examples of this translation through stories of great lessons, failures to connect, and days of laughter. Holley addresses the issue of what it means to be an ideal teacher—one who has the flexibility and insight to reach each student and to inspire them to want to learn—while ensuring that becoming the teacher you wish you’d had only takes a mind open to the possibilities.

Conversations

Author: Regie Routman
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN:
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Provides teachers with specific advice and strategies for teaching reading and writing.

Being A Teacher in the 21st Century

Author: Leon Benade
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811037825
Format: PDF
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This book provides scholars, teacher educators, as well as reflective school leaders and teachers with valuable insights into what it is to be a teacher in the 21st century. It does so by presenting original research based on a study of several New Zealand schools between 2013 and 2015, and in particular, a focussed study of four of those schools in 2015. The book draws on the findings to take stock of some of the central manifestations of 21st-century learning, especially digital pedagogies and the collaborative practices associated with teaching and learning in modern learning environments. It reflects on the mental shifts and sometimes-painful transitions teachers and leaders are making and experiencing as they enter uncharted waters, moving from traditional classroom practices to ones that emphasise collaboration, teamwork and the radical de-centring of their personal roles. It outlines a blueprint for understanding how to navigate these changes, and describes and explains the nature of pedagogical shifts apparent in digital classrooms and modern learning environments.

Knowing Becoming Doing as Teacher Educators

Author: Stefinee E. Pinnegar
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1784411396
Format: PDF, Mobi
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ART was established to provide state-of-the-art conceptualization and analysis of the processes involved in functioning as a classroom teacher. These include not only the behaviors of teachers that can be observed in the classroom, but also the planning, thinking, and decision making that occur before, during, and after interaction with students.

Navigating Initial Teacher Training

Author: Andrew J Hobson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317723929
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Are you considering or already training to become a teacher? Do you want to know more about the variety of types of training on offer? Do you need reassurance that you are on the right path? Or would you just like to see how others cope with their teacher training? If so, this lively book, built on the experience of thousands of people just like you, is exactly what you need. Written by experts with backgrounds in teaching, supporting teacher learning and researching teacher training, and based on a major study of nearly 5,000 beginner teachers, it provides an authentic insight into what lies ahead when becoming a teacher. The book, which incorporates extensive conversations with large numbers of student and newly qualified teachers, will also serve as the ideal course companion when undertaking your Initial Teacher Training programme. It includes practical ideas and strategies for coping with various aspects of life as a student teacher, for example, dealing with pupil behaviour, building and managing relationships with mentors and other teachers in schools, and finding and obtaining a first teaching post.

Lucky to Be a Teacher

Author: Louise A. Chickie-Wolfe
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452272344
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This gem of a workbook expands on 33 affirmations and reflection questions to help readers establish goals, maintain a positive perspective, and remain committed to excellence.

The Scientist s Conversations with the Teacher

Author: Alexander Zelitchenko
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595194125
Format: PDF, ePub
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The world is "bigger" than it seems. Besides the world of things, which is the coarsest, there are more subtle worlds. Just like the world of things, the subtle worlds are material: each one is formed by material of a particular subtlety. Each part of the World is a triad "Idea (incarnated by a thing)-Thing-Being (that realizes the idea and makes the thing)." Triads form the World Hierarchy of ideas-things-beings. Any triad develops. What is subtle develops into what is coarse, while what is coarse develops into what is subtle. Each being works together with other beings. Being has instruments - bodies - for working with materials of varying subtlety. Man has three bodies: a spiritual one, a mental one and a physical one. Man's task is to realize special "human" ideas. This process culminates when ones comes to spiritual awareness. The development of man is a development of spiritual awareness. Man needs to purify himself, from time to time, from the by-products of the realization of ideas. This purification is death. Death turns man into another being, but it does not stop development. Man's fate provides him with the best conditions for working and developing.

Culture Clich s and Conversations

Author: Anthony P. Barber
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 147580900X
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In today’s school systems, educational clichés are ending essential dialogue when they should begin and maintain it. Messages like “That’s why you make the big bucks” or “It is what it is” hinder our capacity to construct critical connections with each other. The focus of Clichés, Conversations and Culture: Cultivating Relations Between Teachers and Administrators is to unveil these clichés and explore alternatives that will foster connectedness.