Helping Kids Hope: A Teacher Explores the Need for Meaning in Our Schools and in Our Lives
For many students of all ages, school is not the encouraging and meaningful experience that it ought to be. For teachers, pressures can sometimes become enormous. In a healthy, meaningful, and enriching education, teachers and students treasure, celebrate, and nurture themselves and each other. Helping Kids Hope describes one teacher's efforts to learn and to teach in this way. Divided into seven thematic sections, this book offers glimpses of the emotional and intellectual lives of individual teachers and their students--children, teens, and adults. It recreates the issues with which they struggle, so that academic learning can be seen in context. Author Nancy E. Gill invites readers to listen to all the voices and to learn from them as well as she focuses on the need for meaning and how it can shape both teaching and learning for a lifetime.
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ALICE IN WHERE?
THATS THE BREAKS
THE MAN THING
NINETYNINE BOTTLES OF BEER IN THE ROAD
Nada Y Pues Nada The Kids Nobody Wanted
SCREW EM ALL
YOU LIVE UNDER MY ROOF
HE JUST GOT COMPLETELY LOST
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SOMETIMES I WISH
MY LIFE OF CRIME
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Very Like a Jail Ten Years in Public School
HEY MISS GILL
WHEN LIFE IS NOT FUN
THE HORRIBLE CURICKLEEUM WORM
THIS CLASS IS SO BORING
HAVE YOU DONE YOUR HOMEWORK?
IT JUST ABOUT PUTS YOU TO SLEEP
THEY LIKE TO GIVE THEIR OWN THOUGHTS
LOVE IS TAKING TIME
Hello in There Taking College into the Community
THE COMBINELL GETCHA IF YOU DONT WATCH OUT
DONT ASK METO BE CREATIVE
SO THERE WERE FIFTEEN OF US IN THE BACK OF THIS TRUCK
UP AGAINST THE WALL
THEY SHOULD TREAT YOU LIKE A PERSON INSTEAD OF A STUDENTYOU KNOW?
WHO WANTS TO SIT IN A SUB SHOP ON FRIDAY NIGHT?
KINDERGARTEN WAS THE WORST
THESE WERE THE IRRESPONSIBLE ONES
WHOS GOING TO HEAR YOU WHEN YOU TALK?
I JUST DONT CONCENTRATE IN SCHOOL NO MOREI DONT KNOW WHY
HEY WHERED YOU GET THAT GOLD?
MOST OF THEM ARE JUST A PAIN IN THE ASS
STUPID PEANUT HEADS
WHY DONT THEY JUST UNDERSTAND?
Poetry Like Bread Is for Everyone Breaking Down Stereotypes
THINKING ABOUT THE BEAUTY OF PLACE
SQUARE ROOTS OF MINUS NUMBERS
THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN
WHITE PEOPLE ALL LISTEN TO CLASSICAL MUSIC
GOING OUT NOT KNOWING
JUST SAY YES
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