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The secret lives of teachers

Author: Horace Dewey, (Pseudonym)
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2015] ©2015
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Dewey, Horace (Pseudonym).
Secret lives of teachers
(DLC) 2015020385
(OCoLC)907205944
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Horace Dewey, (Pseudonym)
ISBN: 9780226313764 022631376X
OCLC Number: 915159091
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: working propositions --
School's open --
Commencing (opening day) --
The teacher within --
Checking your self (badges of identity) --
Compensations (money, salary, and working conditions) --
Teaching time (seconds to decades) --
Subject matters (the role of academic disciplines) --
Progressive faith (the default philosophy of teachers) --
Among students --
Name games (the struggle to know one's students) --
Jealousy (dealing with tears) --
Transit (apprehending student lives in motion) --
Gradients (assessments and their pitfalls) --
Romantics (love in various forms) --
Questioning (the role of classroom dialogue) --
Gingerly revising (confronting limits) --
Native intelligence (working with unprepared students) --
(Dangerous) diversity (touchy subjects and hurt feelings) --
Projection (visiting another school) --
Enlarging the world (the struggle to affirm the life of the mind) --
Among parents --
Parental teaching (the parent-teacher power struggle) --
Home work (managing family management) --
Among colleagues --
Smart board, dumb teacher (technology and its discontents) --
Positions (conflicts between teachers) --
Among administrators --
Complaints (the faculty/administration divide) --
Brownie points (problem-solving/student discipline) --
School's close --
Regraduating (closing the circle).
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Deconstructs the myth of the selfless and sacrificial teacher. . . . This is one of the best books (or, in the author s estimation, a 'series of interlocking essays') about being a teacher (about Read more...

 
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