What Should I Do?

What Should I Do?

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What Should I Do? is a practical guide to the everyday dilemmas of the urban classroom. It offers a lifeline to both beginning teachers who are struggling to be successful and to the teacher educators who are trying to prepare them for these challenges. The author uses narratives of practice, written by novice teachers, to help readers experience a variety of dilemmas they are likely to encounter in the classroom. By engaging with and analyzing the cases, readers come to see that the qproblemsq of teaching are actually qdilemmasq that have no clear-cut right or wrong solution, thus reducing the potential for frustration and despair often felt by teachers. This practical resource will empower teachers to transform the unpredictable world of troubled schools into places of learning and hope, for both themselves and their students. As a former teacher said, qI wish I had read this book and realized that I wasn't expected to have all the answers. I would probably still be teaching.qThat she had an answer key for the marking of results made her even more insistent about the value of the test because ... the final test for the Night unit, Eunicea#39;s partner teacher set what she determined to be the standard against which the students ... Her partner saw the test as the final summative assessment that demonstrated clearly what the students knew or did not know about Night and Elie Wiesel.

Title:What Should I Do?
Author:Anna Ershler Richert
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2011-08-16


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