Why I Teach

Author: Esther Wright
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
ISBN: 9780761510994
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A collection of inspirational writings from teachers discuss the passion and true purpose of teaching, which can be lost among everyday distractions

Why I Teach

Author: Esther Wright, M.A.
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307561151
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A Celebration of the Power of Teaching There is a moment for most teachers when the lure of working with kids surpasses all logic: You know, you just know, that you are meant to teach. But in the day-to-day crush of details and bus duty, politics and paperwork, or kids without their homework for the eighth day in a row, life can erode passion and distract you from your sense of purpose. This collection of stories from teachers everywhere will remind you of those magic moments when a light goes on in the eyes of a child, when resistance breaks, when hearts connect—moments that make the challenges of teaching worth every second and remind you of why you are here in the first place. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Heart of a Teacher

Author: Paula J. Fox
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 160810043X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Heart of a Teacher is a celebration of thanks to the teachers of the world. The Heart of a Teacher is filled with inspirational stories and poems that reflect the hearts of teachers and their commitment to making a difference in each life they touch. Mac Anderson explains why he chose to publish this book: "Part of my intention in publishing our gift book for educators, Heart of a Teacher, was to honor the teachers who had made a difference in my life. Ms. Bridges, who taught me in the 4th grade, was amazing! She made learning so much fun and made all of us feel as though we could do anything we wanted to do. Years later, I still remember the impact she made on me as a young child."

The Inspirational Teacher

Author: Gary McGuey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317443489
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Become a teacher who truly inspires students to learn and grow! This bestselling book—from Routledge and Franklin Covey, the company that brought you The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People—is filled with practical and heartfelt advice that will resonate with teachers at all stages of their careers. The book will guide you through a simple four step process to building high-trust relationships and unleashing the greatness within all students. This timely new edition includes updated references and inspirational quotes throughout, as well as chapter reflection questions to help you make the most of what you read. In addition, several of the questionnaires and reflection tools from the book are also available on our website as free eResources, so that you can easily print and use them in your own classroom. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138906242.

What Teachers Make

Author: Taylor Mali
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101577363
Format: PDF, Docs
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In praise of the greatest job in the world... The right book at the right time: an impassioned defense of teachers and why we need them now more than ever. Teacher turned teacher’s advocate Taylor Mali inspired millions with his original poem “What Teachers Make,” a passionate and unforgettable response to a rich man at a dinner party who sneeringly asked him what teachers make. Mali’s sharp, funny, perceptive look at life in the classroom pays tribute to the joys of teaching…and explains why teachers are so vital to our society. What Teachers Make is a book that will be treasured and shared by every teacher in America—and everybody who’s ever loved or learned from one.

Drama High

Author: Michael Sokolove
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1594632804
Format: PDF, ePub
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Describes the astounding success of the theater program at Harry S Truman High School in Levittown, Pennsylvania, under the direction of gifted teacher Lou Volpe.

Introduction to Teaching

Author: Gene E. Hall
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483365034
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Introduction to Teaching: Making a Difference in Student Learning, Second Edition is the ideal text for aspiring teachers. Acclaimed authors Gene Hall, Linda Quinn, and Donna Gollnick thoroughly prepare teacher education candidates to make a difference as teachers, presenting first-hand stories and evidence-based practices while offering a student-centered approach to learning. The authors target one of the biggest challenges facing many of today’s schools—making sure that all students are learning—and help teachers make student learning the primary focus in all that they do. From true-to-life challenges that teachers will face (high-stakes testing, student learning assessments, low teacher retention, Common Core Standards) to the inspiration and joy they will discover throughout their teaching careers, this text paints a realistic picture of the real life of a teacher.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Inspiration for Teachers

Author: Amy Newmark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1611599660
Format: PDF
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Teachers inspire students every day, and this new collection provides some much-needed inspiration for these dedicated educators. With great stories about teaching from teachers and stories of thanks from students, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers makes for a great teacher gift all year round! Teachers will love the book’s heartfelt, inspiring, and humorous stories from inside and outside the classroom. Stories from teachers and students about their favorite memories, lasting lessons, and unforgettable moments will uplift and encourage any educator.

The Freedom Writers Diary Movie Tie in Edition

Author: The Freedom Writers
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780767928335
Format: PDF, Docs
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER & NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Shocked by the teenage violence she witnessed during the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, Erin Gruwell became a teacher at a high school rampant with hostility and racial intolerance. For many of these students–whose ranks included substance abusers, gang members, the homeless, and victims of abuse–Gruwell was the first person to treat them with dignity, to believe in their potential and help them see it themselves. Soon, their loyalty towards their teacher and burning enthusiasm to help end violence and intolerance became a force of its own. Inspired by reading The Diary of Anne Frank and meeting Zlata Filipovic (the eleven-year old girl who wrote of her life in Sarajevo during the civil war), the students began a joint diary of their inner-city upbringings. Told through anonymous entries to protect their identities and allow for complete candor, The Freedom Writers Diary is filled with astounding vignettes from 150 students who, like civil rights activist Rosa Parks and the Freedom Riders, heard society tell them where to go–and refused to listen. Proceeds from this book benefit the Freedom Writers Foundation, an organization set up to provide scholarships for underprivieged youth and to train teachers