ERIC Number: ED387445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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To Be a Teacher: Voices from the Classroom.
Henry, Eric; And Others
This volume contains personal reflections by four teachers in Texas on their year-long Trinity University intern teaching experience at Mark Twain Middle School, an urban professional development school in San Antonio. Part 1 by Corinne McKamey, "To understand teaching you have to be there, engrossed in the human interactions," is a series of short pieces describing her work team teaching science with a mentor teacher. Part 2 by Laura Harper, "One thing they never teach you about teaching is that it's best not to teach," contains several short sketches, poems, and a selection of her students' writing illustrating her difficult beginning, her progress, and her sense of intimate exchange with her students. Part 3 by Jeff Huntley, "To be a teacher you must be able to step outside yourself and look at the situation...," describes his struggle to live with disorder, his experiences with students on a camping weekend, uses of humor in teaching, working with a particularly difficult child, and the pain of being unable to save troubled students. Part 4 by Eric Henry, "To teach a kid well you have to know a kid well," contains descriptions of the frustration of initial failure, the painful memory of a violent student, a selection of student writing, and two poems. Includes a prologue, short biographies of the four teachers, and an epilogue. (JB)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Classroom Environment, College School Cooperation, Higher Education, Intermediate Grades, Internship Programs, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Personal Narratives, Professional Development Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Experience, Teaching (Occupation), Teaching Styles, Urban Education
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