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ERIC Number: ED387445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 152
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8039-6324-6
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)
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (hardcover: ISBN-0-8039-6323-8, $40; softcover: ISBN-0-8039-6324-6, $18; $2 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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