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Author: Kaycee Eckhardt
Publisher: Chicago : Microcosm Publishing, 2014.
Series: World Around Us.
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Katrina's Sandcastles is Kaycee Eckhardt's harrowing and hopeful journey of becoming an effective teacher and building a new school in post-Katrina New Orleans. Beginning as a first year teacher, Eckhardt recounts her path through four different schools in the New Orleans neighborhoods of Holly Grove, Algiers, Treme, and the 9th Ward, planting the seeds of literacy in the most dire of circumstances. With affection  Read more...
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Biography
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Eckhardt, Kaycee.
Katrina''s Sandcastles : New Hope From The Ruins of New Orleans Schools.
Chicago : Microcosm Publishing, ©2014
Named Person: Kaycee Eckhardt
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kaycee Eckhardt
ISBN: 9781621068396 1621068390 9781621066088 1621066088
OCLC Number: 891448940
Notes: Shift Five: Do Not Sacrifice What Keeps You Sane.
Description: 1 online resource (193 pages).
Contents: Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; The First Thing; Chess; That Said; Part One: Begin; CaterpillarEyebrows; Yoshida; Sugar; Happy Birthday; Return; Part Two: Broken Windows; BananaPeels; Historic Landmarks in Decay; 90 Days; Flying Solo; Superdome; The Perversity of Rubble; Belief; Sing; The Lucky Thirteen; So Obviously; Mighty, Mighty Bulldogs; Shopping List; Red Rover, Red Rover, Send ... ; The Rules; Expectations; Semi-Circles; And Some Weeks Passed; And The Boy Was Happy; Descent; Sick Day; Robyn; Rock of Love; Faculty Room; Stilettos; Jamal; Charles. Tara The Weave PullerJason's Windows; Bicycle; Ananda; A Man is Speaking; Journal Entries; Everything That Keeps Me Together is Falling Apart; Clark's State Test Scores; Teacher Evaluation; Rush Hour; Try Again; The First Year; Part Three: The Future is Now; Year One: We Are Never Done; We Are Never Finished; Green Grows; School Values; Freedom; Deliberate; Value Village; Home Visit; Football; Blueprint; On My Door; Darkroom; Catch Excellence; First Day; Day Two, Three, Four; Discipline; Connotations in the Details; Assumptions; Uniforms; Common Language; Snaps; Advisory; A New Broken Window. Graffiti of a Different KindHurricane; On Monday after Gustav; Practice in 3/4 Time; It Always Starts With Us; Clipboard; Complaint; The Lottery; Punchline; Changes; Ego; Tempestuous; Winter "Holiday"; Archipelago; Chance; Reading Is Life; Sea Change; Throw the V; Excel; Testing; Death Delivered; Because You Go To Sci Academy; Reading is Knowledge, Knowledge is Freedom; Process; Cause to Celebrate; Terrence's Final Essay; A Thought For Other Sacrifices; Know Your Emotions; Own Your Actions; Power and Influence; Ocean; Oyster Hearts; Cut the Strings; First Year ... Again ... A Summary. Year Two: Work. Work Hard. New Commitments to My TeamIn The World To Change the World; Work. Work Hard; LSU; Erica; The Casino; Battery; I'll Take That Charge; Metal Detector; Rebellion; Letting Go; Do The Right Thing; What's Worth It; An Awkward Pause; Resignation; Power and Influence Revisited; Growth; Year Three: No Shortcuts, No Excuses. Cheatsheet: Year Three; Phoenix; Orchestra; Stature; Bird of Paradise; Turkey Day; The Smart Race; Gullible; Grasshoppers; Open-Enrollment?; Messy Freedom; Drawback; Superdome Kid; Benchmark; Artifacts; New Castles; Adieu; Year Four: Cut the Strings. Cheat Sheet, Year FourTeacher: A Speech To Rally The Troops; Bob Marley; Wounded by Ingratitude; Maelstrom; "Little Wish"; Saliva; "You'll Have To Let This Go"; Different Tears; Ambivalence; Unplanned Lesson; Graduation; Part Four: The Bucket Bridge; Maybe I Quit Teaching; Decisions; Goodbye; A Recurring Dream; Part Five: Conclusions; Breaking Ground; Personal Conclusion; Appendix: Final Truths for New Teachers; Shift One: To Panic is Human, To Laugh is Divine; Shift Two: The Best-Laid Plans ... Aren't; Shift Three: You Won't Always Like Them; Shift Four: It Won't Be Like You Imagine.
Series Title: World Around Us.

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Katrina's Sandcastles is Kaycee Eckhardt's harrowing and hopeful journey of becoming an effective teacher and building a new school in post-Katrina New Orleans. Beginning as a first year teacher, Eckhardt recounts her path through four different schools in the New Orleans neighborhoods of Holly Grove, Algiers, Treme, and the 9th Ward, planting the seeds of literacy in the most dire of circumstances. With affection and brutal honesty, she relates the circumstances of several children, the belief in all things possible, and finally, her most difficult decision of all. Filled with heartbreaking s.

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