Urban Teaching: The Essentials

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Teachers College Press, 2006 - Education - 103 pages
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This bestselling guide to urban teaching has been updated and revised to reflect today's challenges, including testing pressures, inclusive classrooms, and helping second-language learners. This guide is an invaluable resource for teacher educators and essential reading for teachers at all grade levels.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
A Book of Advice for Prospective and New Urban Teachers
3
Whats Different About Teaching in Urban Schools?
15
Acquire the Ability to Reflect
19
Dealing with the Urban School System
23
The Urban School Setting
35
Your Relations with Colleagues
37
Books Materials and Supplies
45
Your Students
60
Applying Information About Cultural Differences
61
The Teacher as Learner
70
Including All Students
72
Knowing the Subject Matter
76
Managing Your Classroom
79
Dealing with School Violence
85
Establishing Your Moral Authority
90

Space
47
Your Relations with Teachers the Union and Administrators
49
The Teachers Union
56
Your Moral and Political Obligations
95
About the Author
99
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Lois Weiner teaches in the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at New Jersey City University. An internationally known scholar on urban teacher preparation, she completed her doctoral work at Harvard University

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