Wit and wisdom needed in the classroom: a guide for teachers

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Rowman & Littlefield Education, May 31, 2006 - Education - 175 pages
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What is the best strategy for beginning a discussion with an irate parent? How can a teacher enforce anti-tardy rules when the school offers little or no support? Why is cursive handwriting useful in today's computerized world? How should teachers notify parents of suspected drug use? These modern public school problems, among many others, are discussed at length in this book. Geneva Fulgham urges teachers to remember that personal moral standards have to be developed and reinforced on a regular basis. She guides and encourages teachers to balance between low pay, unwanted interruptions, and frequent lack of administrative support with the vast reward of doing well in the most important occupation-teaching. Written by a teacher with three decades of experience, this work is an inspiring guide for new teachers, and experienced teachers will find validation of their own thoughts and feelings about teaching.

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Teacher old & new. Don't start the school year without having read this book. It's a real winner with suggestions and applications founded and based on actual classroom experiences. ... Read full review

Contents

STARTING FROM SQUARE ONE
1
DOLING OUT DISCIPLINE
19
PONDERING PAPERWORK
39
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Geneva Fulgham taught English and journalism in Houston public schools for 29 years before retiring to write prose and poetry.

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