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If You Don't Feed the Teachers They Eat the Students: Guide to Success for Administrators and Teachers

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If You Don't Feed the Teachers They Eat the Students: Guide to Success for Administrators and Teachers

Reviewer: Kathleen Ross from Pine Valley, CA
This book was definitely not only my style of philosophy but also writing. For a quick read for an aspiring administrator it was great. Could be a pick-me-up for an experienced administrator. Simplistic but great. I have shared exerpts with staff and students.

The Courage to Teach : Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life

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The Courage to Teach : Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life

As a spiritually inspirational book for teachers, The Courage to Teach is one of the best. The premise is concise and unarguable: good teaching comes from the identity and the integrity of the teacher. Teachers are encouraged to turn their inquiring minds inward--developing a deeper understanding of what it means to fulfill the spiritual calling of teaching. Good teachers share one trait, says author Parker Palmer, they are able to weave a complex web of connections among themselves, their subjects, and their students, so that students can learn to weave a world for themselves. The connections made by good teachers are held not in their methods but in their hearts--the place where intellect and emotion and spirit and will converge in the human self. --Gail Hudson

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Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul: Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirit of Educators

It's no secret that teachers are underpaid, overworked, and undervalued, and bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen have compiled Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul as both a tribute and encouragement to those who make a difference in the lives of their students. It's inspiration in bite-sized, manageable chunks. Under 11 different topical headings such as "A Day in the Life" and "Overcoming Obstacles," readers will discover motivating quotes ("Love first, teach second"), hilarious cartoons, and touching stories that combine to make this book a testimonial of thanks, sure to revitalize weary educators. Teachers, coaches, childcare professionals, and educators--from preschool to college, Sunday school to public school--will find in these pages a renewed passion for changing lives, and fresh vision to go the extra mile with every student. The essays are by turns entertaining, motivating, and funny, and most are deeply touching. Keep the Kleenex handy. --Cindy Crosby

Teacher of the Year :400 Quotes of Insight, Inspiration, and Motivation from America's Greatest Teachers

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Teacher of the Year :400 Quotes of Insight, Inspiration, and Motivation from America's Greatest Teachers

A celebration of the educators who teach our children and shape our future
After interviewing National Teacher of the Year Philip Bigler, David Letterman turned to band director Paul Shaffer and said, "Wouldn't it be nice to know that when you went to work every day, you were making a tangible difference in the future of the world?"

United by the desire to help people learn, achieve, and get the best possible start in life, teachers play a crucial role in our society--and not one day should go by without acknowledging these selfless educators. Teacher of the Year honors our nation's true heroes by collecting 365 inspiring quotes from award-winning teachers across the country. This rousing compilation showcases the wit and wisdom of America's top teachers from all fifty states and the District of Columbia, including twenty-one who have earned the title National Teacher of the Year.

Ranging from philanthropic ("I see teaching as a service to humanity, basically. It's always been important for me to put back what I take out.") to humble ("I work in a profession that I feel has been truly blessed. What other profession offers a person an opportunity to touch so many lives?") to pragmatic ("This isn't a job for me. This is life.") to profound ("Without teachers, there would be no other profession.") to downright hysterical ("I feel like Julia Roberts without the money and the dress!") Teacher of the Year is a heartening read for educators of all levels of experience and an inspiration to anyone contemplating a career in this revered profession.

Why I Teach : Inspirational True Stories from Teachers Who Make a Difference

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Why I Teach : Inspirational True Stories from Teachers Who Make a Difference

There is a moment, I think, for most teachers when the lure of working with kids surpasses all logic: We know, we just know, that we are meant to teach. But in the day-to-day crush of details and bus duty, politics and paperwork, or kids without their homework for the eighth day in a row, life can erode passion and distract us from our sense of purpose. In Why I Teach, Esther Wright has compiled a collection of stories to brilliantly remind us of those magic moments when a light goes on in the eyes of a child, when resistance breaks, when hearts connect--moments that make the challenges of teaching worth every second and remind us of why we are here in the first place.

Not Quite Burned Out But Crispy Around the Edges: Inspiration, Laughter, and Encouragement for Teachers

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Not Quite Burned Out But Crispy Around the Edges: Inspiration, Laughter, and Encouragement for Teachers

This book of inspirational stories and essays is designed for any teacher who has survived the first week of the first year of teaching. It offers memories of the joy of teaching, tells compelling tales of tragedy as well as survival, and provides opportunities for laughter, which is sometimes the only remedy for difficult situations. Faced with low salaries, overcrowded classrooms, and dwindling public support, teachers are expected to improve student performance, answer public scrutiny, and solve society's problems - with just a stroke of chalk across a blackboard. It is easy to become discouraged, and many do. Not Quite Burned Out helps remind teachers of the reasons they entered the profession in the first place. Without disguising the heart-breaking realities, Draper nonetheless celebrates the joys and very real rewards of teaching. Her clear-eyed compassion and wry humor will offer inspiration to novice and longtime teachers alike.

Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use to Meet the Academic Needs of the Gifted and Talented (Revised and Updated Edition)

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Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use to Meet the Academic Needs of the Gifted and Talented (Revised and Updated Edition)

With 150,000 copies in print, the original TEACHING GIFTED KIDS is a perennial best-seller. Teachers everywhere call it, "the orange Bible" and turn to it daily to make sure their gifted students are getting the learning opportunities they need and deserve.
Since the first edition was published, author Susan Winebrenner has spent eight years using it with school districts, teachers, parents, and kids across the U.S. and the U.K. this revised, expanded, updated edition reflects her personal experiences and the changes that have taken place in education over the years. Her basic philosophy hasn't changed, and all of the proven, practical, classroom-tested strategies teachers love are still here. But there's now an entire chapter on identifying gifted students. The step-by-step how-tos for using the strategies are more detailed and user-friendly. There's a new chapter especially for parents. And all of the forms in the book are also on CD-ROM (sold separately) so you can print them out and customize them for your classroom.

Since 1992, TEACHING GIFTED KIDS has been the definitive guide to meeting the learning needs of gifted students in the mixed-abilities classroom–without losing control, causing resentment, or spending hours preparing extra materials. This new edition is even better.

The Scholastic Teacher Plan Book

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The Scholastic Teacher Plan Book

A bigger, sturdier plan book with a design that works for teachers!
Teachers created this essential resource‹A bigger, sturdier plan book with a design that works! Featuring larger planning pages with wider planning boxes, a tear-resistant cover, a heavy-duty spiral binding, and two sturdy storage pockets for all those take-home papers and memos. Gathering practical suggestions from dozens of classroom teachers across the country, our authors‹who have taught in New York, California, and Texas‹created a plan book that really works!

The Big Book of Reproducible Graphic Organizers (Grades K-8)

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The Big Book of Reproducible Graphic Organizers (Grades K-8)

50 Great Templates That Help Kids Get More Out of Reading, Writing, Social Studies, and More!
This giant collection of fun, easy-to-use graphic organizers will help students soar in every curriculum area! Includes 50 classroom-tested, reproducible templates along with simple how-tos and student samples. A great way to motivate visual learners!