My First Year in the Classroom Edited by Stephen D. Rogers
June 6, 2011 in Book Club Possibility, Elementary Educators, High School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Preschool to 1st grade teachers, Young Adult Novels Tags: beginning teachers, book club selection, teaching teachers
It’s summer! Most of you who are teachers and librarians and even home school parents are finished with school and ready for the pool and vacations. Here’s a little book to pick up and take with you for some inspiration. When I was teaching, I liked to read books like My First Year In the Classroom and dog-ear the pages for when I needed a pick-me-up during the school year.
I came upon this book through my writing friend, Barri Bumgarner, when I saw her at a writing conference this past weekend. We were both speakers at this charming, little conference in Sikeston, MO (which is famous for Lambert’s Cafe, home of the thrown rolls!). Barri’s story, “Preconceptions,” is what teaching is all about–getting kids excited about a subject. In her case, the subject is reading, which is near and dear to my heart. Let any new or old English/reading teacher read this story for some inspiration and even a little teacher instruction.
There are a whole lot of stories in the book on all different new teacher topics–there are 50 to be exact, and as the subtitle states, “50 Stories that Celebrate the Good, the Bad, and the Most Unforgettable Moments.”
As for how to USE this book, it’s easy. Read the stories in the book and apply them to your own teaching career or share them with a friend who might be struggling for some inspiration. By reading these stories, teachers will realize that they are not alone.