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ERIC Number: ED455541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
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Alphabet Soup: A Primer for Beginning Teachers.
Lynn, Karen
To remain a teacher or not will probably be among the most difficult decisions to be made by a first-year teacher. Teaching is a type of work from which a person can experience the mental and physical growth of thousands of human beings. Unfortunately, teaching can also be discouraging when the teacher is left to her or his own means to handle the complex personalities of so many individuals: students, parents, administrators, district personnel, and general community members. This handbook, based upon the writer's own experiences inside the classroom from 1967 until the present (2001), aims to help new teachers survive that second or third year. The handbook includes anecdotal examples that were written on a daily diary or on official or unofficial memo documents. The intention in developing the handbook was to offer experience to those who are sometimes faced with a mean-spirited person or are employed within a non-supportive environment. Following each anecdotal section in the handbook is space for the beginning teacher to write her or his own solution to the anecdotal situation--pseudo-initials have been used to represent real individuals involved. Identified quotes regarding teaching have been included. (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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