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The Teacher's Journey: The Human Dimensions

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How many times have you wished your teaching degree came with a handbook? Whether you're a new teacher or a veteran looking for inspiring new ideas and insight, best-selling authors Jeffrey and Ellen Kottler have crafted a guidebook to help you navigate the milestones, challenges, and decisions that every educator faces.

Packed with stories, strategies, and activities, The Teacher's Journey is all about building meaningful, collaborative relationships with your students and ...

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Overview

How many times have you wished your teaching degree came with a handbook? Whether you're a new teacher or a veteran looking for inspiring new ideas and insight, best-selling authors Jeffrey and Ellen Kottler have crafted a guidebook to help you navigate the milestones, challenges, and decisions that every educator faces.

Packed with stories, strategies, and activities, The Teacher's Journey is all about building meaningful, collaborative relationships with your students and colleagues while nurturing your own passion and commitment to teaching. You'll discover how to:

Motivate disengaged students through solid interpersonal connections

Communicate effectively with parents, counselors, and administrators

Advance your professional growth through increased school and district involvement

Understand your teaching self more deeply through reflection

Build a culture of tolerance and respect in the classroom

Although your contact with a student may be as brief as a single year, the impact can be felt across a lifetime. Here's a book to help make that possible!

The author of 80 books on a wide range of subjects, Jeffrey A. Kottler is one of the most prolific authors in the fields of psychology and education. He is currently a professor of counseling at California State University, Fullerton.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452218274
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/20/2012
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey A. Kottler, PhD, one of the most prolific authors in the fields of psychology and education, is professor of counseling at California State University, Fullerton. He has authored more than a dozen texts for counselors and teachers that are used in universities around the world, as well as a dozen books each for practicing therapists and educators. Some of his most highly regarded works include: Counseling Skills for Teachers, On Being a Therapist, Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy, Learning Group Leadership, and Changing People’s Lives While Transforming Your Own. Jeffrey has worked as a teacher, counselor, and therapist in preschool, middle school, mental health center, crisis center, university, community college, and private practice settings. He served as a Fulbright Scholar and Senior Lecturer in Peru (1980) and Iceland (2000) and has been a visiting professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal.

Ellen Kottler, Ed.S., has been a teacher for over 30 years in public and private schools, alternative schools, adult education programs, and universities. She has worked in inner-city schools as well as in suburban and rural set­tings. She was a curriculum specialist in charge of secondary social studies and law-related education for one of the country’s largest school districts. Ellen is the author or coauthor of several books for educators, including Secrets for Secondary School Teachers: How to Succeed in Your First Year, On Being a Teacher, Secrets for Beginning Elementary School Teachers, Counseling Skills for Teachers, English Language Learners in Your Classroom: Strategies That Work, Secrets to Success for Science Teachers, and Students Who Drive You Crazy: Succeeding with Resistant, Unmotivated, and Otherwise Difficult Young People.

She teaches secondary education and supervises intern teachers at California State University, Fullerton.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Chapter 1. The Journey of a Teacher: Rewards, Challenges, and Phases
Chapter 2. Human Dimensions of Teaching
Chapter 3. Obstacles and Enhancements to Learning
Chapter 4. Helping Relationships
Chapter 5. Mentoring and Being Mentored
Chapter 6. Working Within Student Cultures
Chapter 7. Students Who Drive You Crazy
Chapter 8. Stress in a Teacher’s Life
Chapter 9. Self Care: Avoiding Burnout and Rustout
Chapter 10. Reflective Practice
Chapter 11. Being Passionately Committed
References
Index
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