Reluctant Disciplinarian: Advice on Classroom Management from a Softy who Became (eventually) a Successful Teacher

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Cottonwood Press, 1999 - Education - 143 pages
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Based on the author's disastrous first year of teaching, which began with no classroom management skills, this recollection offers clear and specific advice based on what he learned on the way to becoming "Teacher of the Year" four years later.

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User Review  - AmandaCharland - LibraryThing

This was an enjoyable read, funny at times, validating at others. It wasn't however, the learning experience I thought it was going to be. If you are looking for a biography of sorts that is sweet and ... Read full review

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User Review  - lesliecaldarera - LibraryThing

This one is good for a few laughs, and, it has a real cute cover, but don't expect much in the way of sound advice. At least half the book tells teachers what not to do, and funny little anecdotes ... Read full review


Why Learning to Discipline Is So Hard
What Does Not Work
Being a Real Teacher

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About the author (1999)

Gary Rubinstein is a teacher at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan and a teacher trainer for the New York City Teaching Fellows. He is the author of several essays and articles about teaching that have appeared in national magazines and journals. He lives in Long Beach, New York.

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