Teacher

Author: Michael Copperman
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ISBN: 9781496818546
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A mesmerizing account of the realities of working with Teach For America in one of the country's poorest and most challenged regions

Teacher

Author: Michael Copperman
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1496805887
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When Michael Copperman left Stanford University for the Mississippi Delta in 2002, he imagined he would lift underprivileged children from the narrow horizons of rural poverty. Well-meaning but naïve, the Asian American from the West Coast soon lost his bearings in a world divided between black and white. He had no idea how to manage a classroom or help children navigate the considerable challenges they faced. In trying to help students, he often found he couldn't afford to give what they required--sometimes with heartbreaking consequences. His desperate efforts to save child after child were misguided but sincere. He offered children the best invitations to success he could manage. But he still felt like an outsider who was failing the children and himself. Teach For America has for a decade been the nation's largest employer of recent college graduates but has come under increasing criticism in recent years even as it has grown exponentially. This memoir considers the distance between the idealism of the organization's creed that "One day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education and reach their full potential" and what it actually means to teach in America's poorest and most troubled public schools. Copperman's memoir vividly captures his disorientation in the divided world of the Delta, even as the author marvels at the wit and resilience of the children in his classroom. To them, he is at once an authority figure and a stranger minority than even they are--a lone Asian, an outsider among outsiders. His journey is of great relevance to teachers, administrators, and parents longing for quality education in America. His frank story shows that the solutions for impoverished schools are far from simple.

Teacherpreneurs

Author: Barnett Berry
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118540042
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We need a bold new brand of teacher leadership that will create opportunities for teachers to practice, share, and grow their knowledge and expertise. This book is about "teacherpreneurs"—highly accomplished classroom teachers who blur the lines of distinction between those who teach in schools and those who lead them. These teacherpreneurs embody the concept that teachers can teach as well as lead the transformation of teaching and learning. It’s about empowering expert teachers who can buoy the image of teaching and enforce standards among their ranks while all along making sure that their colleagues as well as education policymakers and the public know what works best for students. The book follows a small group of teacherpreneurs in their first year. We join their journey toward becoming teacher leaders whose work is not defined by administrative fiat, but by their knowledge of students and drive to influence policies that allow them and their colleagues to teach more effectively. The authors trace the teacherpreneurs' steps—and their own—in the effort to determine what it means to define and execute the concept of "teacherpreneurism" in the face of tough demands and resistant organizational structures.

Handbook Of Research On Teacher Education

Author: Marilyn Cochran-Smith
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135618321
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Co-Published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group and the Association of Teacher Educators. The Handbook of Research on Teacher Education was initiated to ferment change in education based on solid evidence. The publication of the First Edition was a signal event in 1990. While the preparation of educators was then – and continues to be – the topic of substantial discussion, there did not exist a codification of the best that was known at the time about teacher education. Reflecting the needs of educators today, the Third Edition takes a new approach to achieving the same purpose. Beyond simply conceptualizing the broad landscape of teacher education and providing comprehensive reviews of the latest research for major domains of practice, this edition: stimulates a broad conversation about foundational issues brings multiple perspectives to bear provides new specificity to topics that have been undifferentiated in the past includes diverse voices in the conversation. The Editors, with an Advisory Board, identified nine foundational issues and translated them into a set of focal questions: What’s the Point?: The Purposes of Teacher Education What Should Teachers Know? Teacher Capacities: Knowledge, Beliefs, Skills, and Commitments Where Should Teachers Be Taught? Settings and Roles in Teacher Education Who Teaches? Who Should Teach? Teacher Recruitment, Selection, and Retention Does Difference Make a Difference? Diversity and Teacher Education How Do People Learn to Teach? Who’s in Charge? Authority in Teacher Education How Do We Know What We Know? Research and Teacher Education What Good is Teacher Education? The Place of Teacher Education in Teachers’ Education. The Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) is an individual membership organization devoted solely to the improvement of teacher education both for school-based and post secondary teacher educators. For more information on our organization and publications, please visit: www.ate1.org

The Jeanes Teacher In The United States 1908 1933

Author: Lance G. E. Jones
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807882405
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Most educators have heard of the Jeanes Teachers and know something of their work as supervisors of black rural schools in the southern states. The present volume--historical, descriptive, and critical--is an account of the Jeanes movement from its inception down to 1933. Here is an excellent answer to the question of what can be done for Afro-American education in the rural South. Originally published in 1937. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Reading With Patrick

Author: Michelle Kuo
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447286065
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As a young English teacher keen to make a difference in the world, Michelle Kuo took a job at a tough school in the Mississippi Delta, sharing books and poetry with a young African-American teenager named Patrick and his classmates. For the first time, these kids began to engage with ideas and dreams beyond their small town, and to gain an insight into themselves that they had never had before. Two years later, Michelle left to go to law school; but Patrick began to lose his way, ending up jailed for murder. And that’s when Michelle decided that her work was not done, and began to visit Patrick once a week, and soon every day, to read with him again. Reading with Patrick is an inspirational story of friendship, a coming-of-age story for both a young teacher and a student, an expansive, deeply resonant meditation on education, race and justice, and a love letter to literature and its power to transcend social barriers.

Assessment Hotspots

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Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428927212
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Let The People Decide

Author: Associate Professor of History J Todd Moye
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807855614
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This book is a social history of both civil rights and white resistance movements in Sunflower County, Mississippi, a rural, black-majority county in the middle of the Mississippi Delta. Moye traces the development of separate racial communities and examines their organizing strategies in a single locality over four decades. An ideal location for this kind of study, Sunflower county was home to the powerful reactionary Senator James Eastland; the birthplace of the Citizens' Council anti-civil rights movement; the home of Fannie Lou Hamer, the sharecropper who rose to national prominence as head of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party; and the center of an active SNCC chapter.

Down By The River

Author: Bryce Hach
Editor: Seaboard Press
ISBN: 9781596635760
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ABOUT THE BOOK: Having graduated from high school in Loveland, Colorado-'America's Sweetheart City'-where he was quarterback and captain of the football team, president of his student body and prom king, Bryce Hach decided that he pretty much had public-school life figured out. Four years later, when he became a high school teacher and football coach deep in the Mississippi Delta, he discovered that he still had a lot to learn ... This is a story about America, public schools, educational challenges, racial issues, poverty-and-wealth and radically differing lifestyles. It's also a story about warmth and friendship and how both the students and (especially) their novice teacher learned something new about each other and life. While a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University, Bryce Hach decided, upon the advice of several professors, to write a memoir based on his experiences in the Mississippi Delta while working in the Teach For America program. This that story. FROM THE BOOK: The school bus was horribly ancient. Holes on the bottom presented the road running under my feet and the bus headlights offered little visual safety after the sun went down. Most driving took place on dusty dirt roads, far from civilization. Our players lived in remote locations that required crossing rickety bridges I thought only existed in children's scary fairy tales. As the bus slowly edged forward across each bridge, I gripped tightly to the steering wheel and my players gripped their seats in case we fell through into the river basin below. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bryce attended Colorado College in Colorado Springs and then participated in the Teach For American program, working for two years as a high school teacher and football coach in Marks, Mississippi, a small, rural community in the Mississippi Delta.In 2008, Bryce was named as an 40 Under Forty award recipient by the Northern Colorado Business Report as one of the forty top professionals in Northern Colorado. He also received the 'Friend of Science' award by the Colorado Association of Science Teachers. Bryce currently serves as Executive Director of Homeward 2020, a multi-sector driven effort to end homelessness in Fort Collins, Colorado. Bryce and his wife Sarah live with their daughter, Ivy, in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Mississippi

Author: Westley F. Busbee, Jr
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118755928
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The second edition of Mississippi: A History features aseries of revisions and updates to its comprehensive coverage ofMississippi state history from the time of the region’s firstinhabitants into the 21st century. Represents the only available comprehensive textbook onMississippi history specifically for use in college-levelcourses Features an engaging narrative mix of topical and chronologicalchapters Includes chapter objectives that may be used by professors andstudents Offers coverage of Mississippi’s major political,economic, social, and cultural developments Presents two entirely new chapters on important21st-century developments in Mississippi Contains expanded coverage of slavery in Mississippihistory Includes completely up-to-date chapter sources, selectedbibliography, and subject index