ERIC Number: ED422640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
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97 Savvy Secrets for Protecting Self and School: A Practical Guide for Today's Teachers and Administrators.
Sesno, Alice Healy
A teacher's professional integrity faces numerous challenges in the classroom. To help educators safeguard against potentially career-ending incidents, numerous "survival rules" are provided in this text. It argues that teachers must safeguard themselves with self-protecting knowledge and, in some instances, must reprogram themselves with new behaviors and new responses to their perceptions of students' needs. Some of the advice offered is as follows: never leave your class alone, keep the door open when you're with a student, handle discipline yourself, always keep a copy of reports, take restrained children to the school nurse immediately, keep five "super" lesson plans in reserve for desperate moments, build rapport with your classes, form parent and student support groups, never keep a suicide threat a secret, always inform parents of curriculum changes, do not give medical advice or medicine to students, do not release records to strangers, always salute the flag, do not show films you have not seen, dress appropriately, never allow a sick child to go home alone, never condone bullying, do not give or accept special gifts, keep the keys to your kingdom, use students' proper names, do not allow profanity, do not go it alone, be protective and supportive of homeless students, and understand sexual harassment. (RJM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Guides, School Security, Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teachers
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (paper: ISBN-0-8039-6729-2, $14.95; cloth: ISBN-0-8039-6728-4, $35.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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