Teaching: Excellence Or Survival

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Wheatmark, Inc., 2006 - Education - 144 pages

As educators, we are truly "saving lives" every day. Teaching is an awesome task that requires a missionary zeal that can drain the best of educators. Teaching: Excellence or Survival? celebrates the impact teachers have on children and encourages teachers to not just survive their journey, but to strive for excellence.

Using real-world examples, educational research, humor, and a dash of common sense, this easy-to-read reflective guide examines the challenges and rewards of the greatest profession in the world.

 

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Contents

Introduction
9
Strive For Excellence
11
Grow or Die?
13
In the Battle
15
The Best Teaching
17
Remember What Its Like to Be a Kid
19
Journey Together
21
The Most Important Day
23
The NinetyMinute Challenge
67
Staff Development
69
Staying Alive Staying Alive
71
Reality TV
73
Am I the Problem?
75
Dont Walk on Eggshells
77
No Child Left Behind
79
You Cant Fool Kids
81

Teachers Procedures
25
How to Start Class
27
Passion
29
Energy
31
Humor
33
Respect
35
Hard Work
37
Lets Be Honkers
39
They Need To Be Challenged
41
Teamwork
43
They Come With Baggage
47
We Come with Baggage
49
School Spirit
51
Loyalty
53
Perfect for Raising a Family
55
Introduced vs Taught
57
The Ultimate Schedule
59
Character Counts
61
Planning Period
63
The Ultimate Question?
65
The Next Great Generation
83
The Parent Trap
85
Can We Watch a Video?
87
Its All About the Dash
89
Thanks for the Ride
91
Celebrate Success
93
The Senior Year
95
Dress for Success
97
Never Give Up on Them
99
Take Care of My Baby
101
Someone Has to Love Them
103
The Biggest Challenge
107
High Stakes Testing
111
Whats Wrong with this Picture?
113
Road Map for Success
115
Why So Early?
117
Burned Out or Bored Out?
119
Teachers Make the Difference
123
Dont Just Survive
125
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