Full Classrooms, Empty Selves: Reflections on a Decade of Teaching in an American High School

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Jeremy Adams, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 268 pages
Teaching in a modern day high school is never boring. Ten years into his career, Jeremy Adams discovered that there was something “just not right” about his classroom. In a memoir that is both heartbreaking and inspiring, the euphoria of teaching and the bitter disappointments along the way are chronicled with both wit and insight. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes profound, Full Classrooms, Empty Selves is an entertaining account of modern education that culminates in a surprising thesis that is certain to provoke discussion for readers of all stripes.Full Classrooms, Empty Selves was the recipient of the 2012 Middleman Boutique Book Prize.
 

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Contents

Prologue A Summers Labor
11
My Conversion
34
My Father a
63
The Early Temptation 6
91
Interlude One A Son Unnamed 9
119
Standardizing the Extraordinary 6
128
Zombies Zealots x _ 5 8
181
The Volkslauf J
193
A Pedagogy of Propositions 2
217
Full Classrooms Empty Selves M
235
Interlude Three A Sand Falls to the Earth 255
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Jeremy Adams is the recipient of the Jim Burke Rising Star Teaching Award and is the founder of the Earl Warren Cup Constitutional Competition. He teaches at Bakersfield High School and California State University, Bakersfield. He lives in Central California with his wife and three children. For more information go to www.authorjeremyadams.com

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