Don t Smile Until December and Other Myths About Classroom Teaching

Author: Peggy Deal Redman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452280878
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Smile as early and as often as you can in your learning classroom! Explore the realities behind eight well-known teaching myths with veteran teacher educator Peggy Deal Redman. With insightful classroom stories, reflective questions, how-to tips and strategies, and inspirational quotes to encourage, inspire, and motivate every teacher in today’s professional learning community, this creative resource offers: Tools for building a positive classroom environment Sound advice for developing respectful relationships with students Tips for collaborating with colleagues, administrators, and parents Ideas for rekindling professional idealism

Teaching Mythology Exposed Helping Teachers Create Visionary Classroom Perspective

Author: Starr Sackstein
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312551747
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Mishaps that resulted in tears and a constant questioning of my choice to switch careers are the short story of my earliest teaching memories. Fortunately, looking back, I can laugh at the many foibles of that experience - It's with love that I invite you new or older teaching professionals to embrace this miraculous journey. This book will help ease the growing pains of being a teacher offering professional reflection and connection. You are not alone!

Reviving the Soul of Teaching

Author: Terrence E. Deal
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452280576
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This volume champions the heart and soul of teaching, emphasizes how teachers can influence the lives of students, and considers new directions for accountability mandates.

You Can t Fire the Bad Ones

Author: William Ayers
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807036668
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"Overturns common misconceptions about charter schools, school "choice," standardized tests, common core curriculum, and teacher evaluations. Teachers have always been devalued in the United States, but in recent years the pace and intensity of attacks by politicians, the media, and so-called education reformers have escalated sharply. Indeed, the "bad teacher" figure has come to dominate public discourse, obscuring the structural inequities that teachers and students face everyday. This book flips the script on enduring and popular myths about teachers, teachers unions, and education that inform policy discussions and choices. Some of these myths, such as "student scores on standardized tests should be used to evaluate teachers," have ushered in an era of high-stakes exam-centric classrooms. Other myths, such as "unions are good for teachers but bad for kids," have led to reduced protection and rights for teachers in public schools, making it harder for educators to serve their students. By unpacking these myths, and underscoring the necessity of strong and vital public schools as a common good, Ayers and Laura challenge readers - whether parents, community members, or policymakers - to rethink their own assumptions about teaching and education"--

Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth

Author: Aaron Hogan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781946444158
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The idyllic myth of the perfect teacher perpetuates unrealistic expectations that erode self-confidence and set teachers up for failure. Author and educator Aaron Hogan is on a mission to shatter the myth of the perfect teacher by equipping educators with strategies that help them shift out of survival mode and THRIVE.

Urban Myths about Learning and Education

Author: Pedro De Bruyckere
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128017317
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Many things people commonly believe to be true about education are not supported by scientific evidence. Urban Myths about Learning and Education examines commonly held incorrect beliefs and then provides the truth of what research has shown. Each chapter examines a different myth, with sections on learning, the brain, technology, and educational policy. A final section discusses why these myths are so persistent. Written in an engaging style, the book separates fact from fiction regarding learning and education. Recognize any of these myths? People have different styles of learning Boys are naturally better at mathematics than girls We only use 10% of our brains The left half of the brain is analytical, the right half is creative Men have a different kind of brain from women We can learn while we are asleep Babies become smarter if they listen to classical music These myths and more are systematically debunked, with useful correct information about the topic in question. Debunks common myths about learning and education Provides empirical research on the facts relating to the myths Utilizes light-hearted, approachable language for easy reading