Letters to a New Teacher

Letters to a New Teacher

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Every new teacher needs a mentor, someone smart, experienced, compassionate, and reliable to give advice, share strategies, and lend a supportive ear. What if every new English teacher could have one the nation's most-recognized master teachers as their mentor? Now they can. Letters to a New Teacher is the chance of a professional lifetime, an opportunity to read the letters and emails Jim Burke exchanged with novice teacher Joy Krajicek-letters in which Jim opens his practice, his mind, and his heart to guide Joy through her first year in the classroom. Jim fields the whole gamut of questions-from typical classroom-management matters to challenging instructional situations to sensitive topics like the boundaries of student--teacher relationships. His answers open the classroom experience up for novices to understand how to organize their space and time, how to plan instruction yet maintain flexibility, how to communicate effectively with the two-hundred personalities they encounter each day, and how to maintain professionalism under pressure.fit the scoring rubric. I do not feel that in my compare/contrast essay I aquot;misread the poems, aquot; aquot;[failed] to develop a coherent basis for comparing/contrasting the two poems, aquot; or aquot;[relied] ... On the other hand, I did feel as if I followed similar directions to your aquot;AP compare/ contrast poems essay wizardaquot; when I wrote that essay.

Title:Letters to a New Teacher
Author:Jim Burke
Publisher:Heinemann Educational Books - 2006


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