What it means to be a teacher: the reality and gift of teaching

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Rowman & Littlefield Education, Sep 30, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 173 pages
The stories, anecdotes, humor, and insights found in this book capture what it means to be a teacher. The book begins with common encounters that are the hallmark of the new-teacher experience, but continues into equally entertaining tales that come with years of working with students, parents, staff, faculty, and administrators. What it Means to Be a Teacher mirrors a teacher's playful sense of irony and a deep appreciation of the old wisdom about feeling "the impact of the great, occasional and accidental joy" which comes with teaching. Whether a teacher, principal, or administrator, readers will relate to the profound sense of what it means to be a teacher.

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Michael Gose, Ph.D. has been a fourth-grade teacher, tenth-grade English teacher, director of an experimental school, vice principal, principal, professor, director of secondary education, social science teacher, and teacher education division chair. He is currently professor in the Humanities/Teacher Education Department at Pepperdine University's Seaver College, Malibu, California.

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