The Truth About Teaching: What I Wish the Veterans Had Told Me

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The Truth About Teaching

Coleen Armstrong's The Truth About Teaching is the perfect giftfor every teacher. Filled with over 150 inspirational tips, thisbook is a wonderful celebration of the joys and challenges of beingin a classroom. With her characteristically witty, wise, and caringmanner, Armstrong offers realistic words of encouragement in athoroughly upbeat, often laugh-out-loud funny assessment ofteaching that's simultaneously honest ...

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Overview

The Truth About Teaching

Coleen Armstrong's The Truth About Teaching is the perfect giftfor every teacher. Filled with over 150 inspirational tips, thisbook is a wonderful celebration of the joys and challenges of beingin a classroom. With her characteristically witty, wise, and caringmanner, Armstrong offers realistic words of encouragement in athoroughly upbeat, often laugh-out-loud funny assessment ofteaching that's simultaneously honest about the realities of thisnoble profession.

This wonderful collection will resonate with teachers who arenew to the profession as well as with seasoned veterans who willrecognize their own experiences within these pages.

Published in Partnership with Inspiring Teachers. InspiringTeachers is an organization dedicated to empowering and guiding newand veteran teachers, administrators, and mentors. For over tenyears, Inspiring Teachers has helped educators worldwide through acomprehensive website, a collection of books, and staff developmentofferings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470500729
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/12/2009
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,517,864
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Coleen Armstrong is a thirtyyear teaching veteran who has received many awards for her work as an inspiring educator, including being named one of five finalists to the Teachers Hall of Fame. Coleen is a sought-after educational advice columnist, and recently wrote columns for Education Week's "Ask the Mentor" series in Teacher Magazine. Coleen also hosted a local television talk show on educational and community topics for ten years.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started.

Including words of wisdom like: Never lose sight of your ownpower.

Chapter 2: The Profession and the Politics.

Including words of wisdom like: You’ll learn far more thanyou'll ever teach.

Schools will never run like businesses––nor shouldthey.

Chapter 3: Finding Your Teacher Persona.

Including words of wisdom like: Create and cultivate acommanding presence.

Don't feel the need to resolve every problem.

Chapter 4: Money and Other Compensations.

Including words of wisdom like: The toughest assignments oftenpay the least.

Look for rewards in unconventional places.

Chapter 5: Nuts and Bolts.

Including words of wisdom like: Beg for chances to observe themost talented veterans.

These are lifetime relationships.

Chapter 6: Rules and Routines.

Including words of wisdom like: Ask for help sooner rather thanlater.

Stop your class two minutes early.

Chapter 7: Keeping It Creative.

Including words of wisdom like: Move heaven and Earth to getaccess to a VCR or DVD player.

Play with a bit of old-fashioned competition.

Chapter 8: Classroom Management––Otherwise Known asDiscipline.

Including words of wisdom like: The disciplinary conundrum isstill educational rocket science.

Everyone would rather be a success than a failure.

Chapter 9: Tricky Strategies All Teachers Can Master.

Including words of wisdom like: Know your own hotbuttons––and then communicate them.

Give your students regular pep talks.

Chapter 10: What's Next.

Including words of wisdom like: Create a private oasis, whereevery single student feels safe, cherished, and valued.

About the Author.

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    My all-time favorite teacher. Class of 1990 - Vocational. Every teacher should read and follow this book.

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