The Secret Lives of Teachers - Anonymous

The Secret Lives of Teachers is an interesting look at the day to day life of an educator. By using the fictional name "Horace Dewey", he allows us a very rare, completely honest glimpse at what really goes on in our classrooms and in the minds of teachers who occupy them. From forgetting a kid's name at the beginning of the year to listening to the sometimes too typical senior speeches at the close, we get to take on this new perspective. It shows us how sometimes the years (and the kids) may blend together, but the sense of hope for the future and passion for one's subject never does. Educators and non-educators alike will find themselves laughing at the sometimes all too relatable stories.

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ISBN: 9780226313627
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Published: University of Chicago Press - September 11th, 2015

One Teacher In Ten In The New Millennium - Kevin Jennings

This book is a wonderful example of just how far we’ve come as a society in recent years. It’s packed full of stories of teachers who have grappled with their sexuality and how open they needed to be with their students and coworkers. They express their fears of losing the connection with their students that they had tried so hard to build and the pure excitement when, after “coming out”, their students accepted them for who they were. I found myself laughing out loud at quite a few stories and others were a bit tough to get through. All in all, an inspiring and highly recommended read just as school is starting back.

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ISBN: 9780807055861
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Published: Beacon Press - August 25th, 2015

Edible Schoolyard - Alice Waters

Alice Waters' Edible Schoolyard combines her passions for sustainable foods and education, summarizing her various backgrounds as a former teacher and regular chef. She explains the development of an education system based in Montessori principles that enforces food justice and organic agriculture, along with a generally holistic approach to learning and the numerous ways in which students learn best based on individualized needs. Edible Schoolyard offers a balance of tales of Waters' experiences, along with pieces written by students involved in the project. The result provides a fruitful collection of insight and inspiration that adds hope to education reform and environmental awareness from a young age.

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ISBN: 9780811862806
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Published: Chronicle Books - December 17th, 2008