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Full Classrooms, Empty Selves

Full Classrooms, Empty Selves

by Jeremy Adams
Full Classrooms, Empty Selves

Full Classrooms, Empty Selves

by Jeremy Adams


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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).

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479158591
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/19/2012
Pages: 276
Sales rank: 992,404
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Jeremy Adams is the winner of the 2012 Kern County Teacher of the Year Award as well as the recipient of the 2012 Beautiful Bakersfield Award for Education and the 2007 Jim Burke Ford Rising Star Teaching Award. He teaches at Bakersfield High School and California State University, Bakersfield. He lives in Central California with his wife and three children. For more information go to

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