Teaching in a modern day high school is never boring. Ten years into his career, Jeremy Adams discovered that there was something "just not right" about his classroom. In a memoir that is both heartbreaking and inspiring, the euphoria of teaching and the bitter disappointments along the way are chronicled with both wit and insight. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes profound, Full Classrooms, Empty Selves is an entertaining account of modern education that culminates in a surprising thesis that is certain to provoke discussion for readers of all stripes. Full Classrooms, Empty Selves was the recipient of the 2012 Middleman Boutique Book Prize.
The Teacher's and Reading Group Edition includes forty-one questions and nine activities for professional/student development. It includes the following content:
• Thought-provoking discussion questions about each chapter that center on the experiences (good and bad) of the everyday classroom teacher.
• Engaging activities that encourage current and aspiring teachers to personalize their own hopes and frustrations about the teaching profession.
• Content that will empower teachers to develop and refine their own opinions in regard to current issues facing educators (policy, curriculum, pedagogy, school culture).