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Teaching to the Child

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To say that teachers have a lot going on in their classrooms is an understatement. As a career changer, Ms. Frank is thrown into this world of teaching, and is taken in by the amazing kids she meets. Just how do you teach a child when they don't speak your language, and you not a word of theirs? How do you reach a teenager who has never been in a classroom before or even held a pencil? Follow Ms. Frank's first three years of teaching ESL as she struggles to focus on the children...
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Overview

To say that teachers have a lot going on in their classrooms is an understatement. As a career changer, Ms. Frank is thrown into this world of teaching, and is taken in by the amazing kids she meets. Just how do you teach a child when they don't speak your language, and you not a word of theirs? How do you reach a teenager who has never been in a classroom before or even held a pencil? Follow Ms. Frank's first three years of teaching ESL as she struggles to focus on the children despite the many obstacles that come up along the way.

If you are a teacher, this book may give you someone to relate to, and some ideas to incorporate into your own classrooms.

For teachers and non teachers alike, let this book shed light on a troubled system. Something has to change to stop the constant bullying and harassment of teachers, and to get us all refocused not on testing, but on teaching to the child.

This book has been compared to Bel Kaufman's hugely popular Up the Down Staircase in its humorous way of discussing serious issues within the Department of Education. The biggest difference in these two works is that Teaching to the Child is unfalteringly real and at times painfully honest in its depiction of the state of education today.

Featured on Huffington Post's Back-to-School Book List for the Educated Teacher and Parent, September 9, 2014

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781478380009
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Ms. Frank started out in publishing, and left that field to become an ESL teacher in New York City. It’s been an amazing, terrifying, rewarding, emotional journey that prompted Ms. Frank to write a book and a blog about her experiences.

There are many great things about teaching, but many problems that she believes need to be addressed. Visit her blog at teachingtothechild.com.
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