How many educators think they are going to change the world, only to grow frustrated over the pace of change in a school system? Teaching is a challenging profession and, according to Moore, it is a career in which one often questions whether the challenges are worth the rewards. Teaching the Teacher details the personal reflections and lessons educator James Moore learned over more that twenty years as he journeys full circle from questioning a major life decision to feeling at peace with his career choice.
Moore emphasizes that too often teachers become caught up in a world packed with lesson plans, parent phone calls, staff meetings, and papers to grade and forget that they should be learning along with their students. Beginning with the story of his first job interview and the racial tension he encounters in the hallway as a new teacher, Moore weaves in many anecdotes about students, colleagues, and schools while sharing valuable lessons learned about his career.
Whether you just graduated from college or are an experienced teacher, Moore will help you realize that there is much more to an education than the standard curriculum covered in schools today.
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July 09, 2007
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