Chalk Dust: A Teacher's Marks / Edition 1

Chalk Dust: A Teacher's Marks / Edition 1

by David Ellison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0325005583

ISBN-13: 9780325005584

Pub. Date: 02/14/2003

Publisher: Heinemann

Cry repeatedly.
Laugh often.
Sigh with recognition.

That's what you'll do when you read Dave Ellison's Chalk Dust - a mini-masterpiece of the teaching life.

Sensitive, compassionate, deeply intelligent, Dave is the kind of person you hope will teach your own children. An award-winning teacher, vice-principal, and teacher educator, Dave has also been a

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Cry repeatedly.
Laugh often.
Sigh with recognition.

That's what you'll do when you read Dave Ellison's Chalk Dust - a mini-masterpiece of the teaching life.

Sensitive, compassionate, deeply intelligent, Dave is the kind of person you hope will teach your own children. An award-winning teacher, vice-principal, and teacher educator, Dave has also been a columnist at The Argus, a San Francisco Bay Area newspaper. This collection of over 70 of Dave's best columns is at once touching, delightful, poignant, and unflinchingly honest.

In "A Box of Raisins," Dave recounts a distraught father finally embracing his estranged son; in "Sorry," the student who cunningly turned the tables; in "Rest Easy," the deception of high stakes testing; and in "Beardless," teenagers' playful antics. Chalk Dust delivers fresh, informed, and multifaceted views of education by a teacher/administrator who has worked in the trenches and loves what he does.

Lose yourself for a couple of hours in a transcendent book. Or dip into it for brief stories that will support or challenge you. Come away from your reading and know, if you are a teacher, that you have the best job in the world. Or remember those thoughtful teachers like Dave who made a difference in your own life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325005584
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
02/14/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.98(w) x 5.92(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
5 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Desiderata

Coup de Grace

A Smile

A Whimper

Miss Donelson

Bless Us Oh Lord...

High Standards

The Peter Principal

One Heck of a Romance

No Regrets

Smart

A Scarlet Letter

A Horrid Summer

Bitter Whispers

Poe

Beggars

Joni's Tears

Moments of Truth

Be All That You Can Be

Vindication

A Tale of Two Schools

Rest Easy

Noble Naove Ideals

One Size Doesn't Fit All

Momentous Moment

No Fear

Wimp

The Karate Kid

Magic

Sad Burden

Red Ribbon Dialogues

Parents No Best

Saint Washington

All Equal?

Salutary Neglect

Proud, but Wary

Dirty Diapers

Mr. Murphy

Empty-Handed

All the Kids Are Fine

The Little Drummer Boy

God Bless Them, Every One

Fleeting Fleeting Time

Pendulums

Sorry

Bringing Out Our Best

Last Hurrah

A Box of Raisins

A Damn Shame

Blah, Blah, Blah

Wrestling Stereotypes

Hemorrhoids

Chewing Gum, Lipstick, and a B

007

Grandma

Square Peg

I Hate Good-Byes

Get Some Sleep

Real Men Don't Fight

Sweet Kids

Lies, Lies, Lies

A Box of Oreos

Frankenstein

Tears

Take a Big Breath

Glass Half Full

An Angel Named Ramu

Beardless, but Still Trying to Help

My Lesson

King of Children

An Answer, Finally

"Isn't That Right, Mr. Ellison?"

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