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Rookie Year: Journey of a First-Year Teacher

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Thomas Payne is a recent college graduate starting his first year as a teacher at an inner-city school in Boston. His fifth-grade students, nicknamed "The Wild bunch," are so unruly that their intended teacher retired rather than face them. Thomas tries to reach the children armed with unorthodox techniques he did not learn in college, while at the same time confronting troubling issues in his personal life.
Author Biography Kelvin L. Reed has worked as a teacher for the Boston...
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Overview

Thomas Payne is a recent college graduate starting his first year as a teacher at an inner-city school in Boston. His fifth-grade students, nicknamed "The Wild bunch," are so unruly that their intended teacher retired rather than face them. Thomas tries to reach the children armed with unorthodox techniques he did not learn in college, while at the same time confronting troubling issues in his personal life.
Author Biography Kelvin L. Reed has worked as a teacher for the Boston Public School Department since 1991. He holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology, a M.S. in educational psychology and a B.A. in elementary education. He and his wife live in Boston. Rookie Year: Journey of a First-Year Teacher is his first novel.
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This story of a `rookie' teacher's first year made me laugh, made me cry, and at times, even made me angry. By the time I finished it, I felt I knew each character personally, and I hated to see the end of the year. -- (Carol Pacheco, Elementary Field Representative, Boston Teachers Union)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780966763126
  • Publisher: Peralta Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 6.35 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 1.24 (d)

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