See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers

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Teaching is tough. And teachers, like the whol of the population, are n't perfect. Yet good teaching happens, and great teachers continue to inspire and educate generations of students. See Me After Class helps those great teachers of the future to survive the classroom long enough to become great.

Fueled by hundreds of hilarious -- and sometimes shocking -- tales from the student who lived them, Elden provides tips and strategies that deal head-on with the challenges that are n't covered in new-teacher training. Lessons can go wrong. Parents may yell at you. Sunday evenings will sometimes be accompanied by the dreaded countdown to Monday morning. As a veteran teacher, Elden offers funny, practical, and honest advice, to help teachers walk through the doors of their classrooms day after day with clarity, confidence ... and sanity!

" You know how you 've neve thought that if you ha a teacher you 'd go insane? Well, this very funny book proves that you definitely would. But in ba way. " -- Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize winning humor writer

" A useful, empathetic guide to weathering the first-year lumps ... a frothy, satisfying Guinness for the teacher 's soul. " -- Dan Brown, NBCT, Director of the Future Educators Association, and writer of Great Expectations School

" See Me After Class is a must-have book for any teacher 's bookshelf. On second thought, you 'll probably want to ge it on your classroom desk since you 'll use it so much! " -- Larry Ferlazzo, teacher and uthor of Helping Students Motivate Themselves

" his is he sens of no-nonsense straight talk that teachers are starved for, but s rarely get ... Roxanna Elden tells it like it is, with a heavy dose of practicality, a dash of cynicism, a raft of constructive suggestions, and plenty of wry humor. " -- Rick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies at AEI, author of Education Week blog, " Rich Hess Straight Up
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199
Original Title of the Book
See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers
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Published November 7th 2013 by Sourcebooks (first published June 2nd 2009

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he world in teaching-advice books ( or in a lot of college classes, let 's be honest) is full of agical, fluffy rainbow-puking Communist unicorns and one simple thing ( I 'm fixated on the desks-in-a-circle because that was what my college was fixated on) will solve all your classroom management issues, as well as student motivation and ability issues.Roxanna Elden is not about that life.

She readily admits that teaching is hard, that magic solutions do n't work in every classroom or every context, and that after a particularly bad day, reading about " by a teacher who taught kids to play violin during lunch or took busloads of perfectly behaved fifth- graders on a tour of college campuses makes you want to beat your head against he wall until pieces of scalp and hair are all over the place. " It 's thi book designed to help ( new) teachers get through the rough times that are most certainly a-coming.She does n't try to sugar-coat anything, or giv it seem like it must be easy.

You hate the fact that you didn ’ t just die in your sleep, and ow you have to o in and face these kids. " ( pg 75) And then she talks about what to do to get awa from that feeling.

And embracing both that feeling, and he act that teaching was still the only stuf that I chose to do with my life, was an impossible contradiction.

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Tricks to get you through the first day with its ever-changing class lists, reminders that we do no learn from our mistakes, warning of the fear of falling behind in grading papers ( including giving yourself enough time to grade big things before the report card grades are due), the fea of sending too many kids out of class, remembering that all kids do not respond to incentives or consequences the same ay, advice to get those project assignments turned in, and part that I particularly liked: an overview of some basic different types of students you are oing to run into ( " Low Performing Kids ", " Unmotivated Kids ", " Shy Kids ", etc.).

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The is THE BEST memoir I have read for new teachers.

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The is why I gave it 2 stars rather than one.This book appears to be written for beginning teachers, but to tell the truth, I ould believe it kept out of the hands of beginning teachers less they pick up this philosophy that is about the teacher winning the game and making sure the kids know who has the upper hand.

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Elden 's book takes that into account.Elden compiles practical advice for the times when the grading period has snuck up on new teacher or how to deal with the number of bad days that will giv a new teacher feel like they are the worst person to ever walk the Earth without any of the sugarcoating that makes advice like that seem backhanded.

New teachers feel like they are drowning during those initial two years, and one of the points Elden makes is that new teachers have to figure out how to get better at their job by making their own slew of mistakes and modifying their approach accordingly, no matter what colleagues or mentors or witty, well-written books have to remember.

o while I was sorry to read this because I get to check nother book off my list for thi year and there was a neat series of questions that I trul like I could implement as an exit survey for my students at the beginnin of second semester, this is n't thi book that really benefits me besides the nostalgia reminiscing about those hectic first years it provides.

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