Lessons Learned in the Classroom

Lessons Learned in the Classroom

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LESSONS LEARNED IN THE CLASSROOM: qInspiring, upbeat and optimistic, yet honest and hard-hitting when necessary. Into the mix of issues and people she takes on, Murphy constantly brings the joy of her vocation - her very special love of the classroom and of her students, a commitment that has kept her working hard for thirty-one years despite many challenges, personal and public. Murphy creates an unforgettable cast of characters.and always, she remembers the students who have touched her heart and motivated her teaching.q (Author Dianne Aprile) qHer chronicle of heartbreaking struggles and heartfelt passion gives readers insight into the heart, soul, passion, and lifeblood of what it means to be a teacher.q(IUS Writing Project Director, Dr. K. S. Bailey)I sometimes am fearful that our practice writing prompts for ISTEP are not much more exciting for our students than a€œwheata€ ... Preparing for standardized essay tests may be a necessity, but students must also have time for writing where they have ... I had always encouraged students to write what they knew, write what they cared about during creative writing units. ... This led to a special surprise for me when I was teaching seventh- grade English at Hazelwood Junior High School inanbsp;...

Title:Lessons Learned in the Classroom
Author:Elizabeth Baker Murphy
Publisher:Pen and Publish Inc - 2008-06-01


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