The Truth About Teaching: What I Wish the Veterans Had Told Me [NOOK Book]

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What I Wish the Veterans Had Told Me

The Truth About Teaching

Coleen Armstrong

Praise for The Truth About Teaching

"I wish I could've gotten my hands on this book when I was a beginning teacher. I saw my own classrooms over the years, and I saw future classrooms, too."

—Cindi Rigsbee, 2008–2009 North Carolina Teacher of the Year and National Teacher of the Year Finalist

"This book describes the tough realities...

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Overview

What I Wish the Veterans Had Told Me

The Truth About Teaching

Coleen Armstrong

Praise for The Truth About Teaching

"I wish I could've gotten my hands on this book when I was a beginning teacher. I saw my own classrooms over the years, and I saw future classrooms, too."

—Cindi Rigsbee, 2008–2009 North Carolina Teacher of the Year and National Teacher of the Year Finalist

"This book describes the tough realities of what teachers do, but also the myriad rewards and benefits too. New and old teachers need something like this to help them rejuvenate. I think this book should be in every teacher induction program across the continent, and in every school of education."
—Lois M. Adams, principal, L.M. Montgomery Elementary School, Prince Edward Island

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470563953
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/4/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 527 KB

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 own power.

Chapter 2: The Profession and the Politics.

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

Schools will never run like businesses––nor should they.

Chapter 3: Finding Your Teacher Persona.

Including words of wisdom like: Create and cultivate a commanding presence.

Don't feel the need to resolve every problem.

Chapter 4: Money and Other Compensations.

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

Look for rewards in unconventional places.

Chapter 5: Nuts and Bolts.

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

These are lifetime relationships.

Chapter 6: Rules and Routines.

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

Stop your class two minutes early.

Chapter 7: Keeping It Creative.

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

Play with a bit of old-fashioned competition.

Chapter 8: Classroom Management––Otherwise Known as Discipline.

Including words of wisdom like: The disciplinary conundrum is still 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 hot buttons––and then communicate them.

Give your students regular pep talks.

Chapter 10: What's Next.

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

About the Author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Best teacher

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

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