ERIC Number: ED453157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Testing Your Mettle: Tough Problems and Real-World Solutions for Middle and High School Teachers.
Alexandrowicz, Harry J.
This guide presents a series of scenarios that encapsulate the legal, philosophical, and common sense challenges faced by middle and high school teachers every day. Each scenario includes the vignette, the topical problem areas into which it falls, four possible solutions, space for the readers to state what they would do in each situation, and sections on what actually happened, what should have happened, and why. Sample scenarios include: a parent threatens the teacher; the teacher witnesses students hazing another student; the teacher discovers a gun in a student's locker; the school's best athlete is failing the teacher's class; and the teacher sees inappropriate student behavior outside of the classroom. The seven chapters are: (1) "Being in Charge of Your Classroom"; (2)"Confronting Student Behaviors Outside the Classroom"; (3) "Working with Administrators and Colleagues"; (4) Dealing with Parents and the Community"; (5) "Complying with School Policy and Legal Requirements"; (6) "Responding to Perennially Sticky Issues"; and (7) "The Teacher as Professional." (Contains references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Athletes, Classroom Techniques, Collegiality, Discipline, Guns, High Schools, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Middle Schools, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents, Secondary School Teachers, Student Behavior, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Student Relationship
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (hardbound: ISBN-0-7619-7752-X, $51.95; paperbound: ISBN-0-7619-7753-8, $22.95). Tel: 805-499-9734; Fax: 800-499-5323 (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.corwinpress.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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