Celebrating the Fourth: Ideas and Inspiration for Teachers of Grade Four

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated, 1999 - Education - 154 pages
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Joan Servis has been teaching fourth grade children for 25 years. In this text she discusses how a teacher can inspire learning, develop a sense of classroom community, hold the interests of a changing assortment of nine- and ten-year-olds, and continue to spark her own enthusiasm.

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I have two copies of this book... one for home (hi-lited and scribbled over... dog-eared, and post-it note filled...) and one at school (autographed by Joan...) to show to my colleagues when their enthusiasm for teaching flags. Joan Servis has written a timeless and inspirational book that teachers of all grades can benefit by. Her ideas transfer beyond her beloved 4th, and her enthusiasm, passion, and deep love of teaching are all contagious.Over the years, I have given it as a gift to teachers and administrators. Everyone in education should read it! I re-read this almost every summer, just before tackling another exciting school year. It always gets me off to a great start! You'll enjoy this book as much as you'll find it useful!  


Community Building
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JOAN SERVIS has taught fourth grade for more than twenty-five years in the Shaker Heights School District of Ohio. She shares her knowledge in curriculum development and student assessment at workshops and presentations across the country.

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