The Resilient Teacher

Author: Allen N. Mendler
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416619437
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As every educator knows all too well, teaching can be an incredibly challenging profession. Whether the challenges are rooted in district policies, colleagues’ actions, or student behaviors, the effect on teachers is always the same: frustrating and demoralizing. In The Resilient Teacher, Allen Mendler offers simple but effective strategies for dealing with a variety of thorny situations that most teachers will face in their careers. These strategies will help you to: communicate tactfully but forthrightly with administrators, colleagues, and students whose actions interfere with your ability to do your job properly; confidently and convincingly express your thoughts and expectations to all stakeholders; and increase your influence with coworkers, students, and parents. All teachers face roadblocks in their jobs that can keep them from doing what’s best for students. In these pages, you will find the solutions you need to resolve common problems quickly and neatly--and to bounce back stronger than ever.

Educational Resiliency

Author: Hersholt C. Waxman
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1931576092
Size: 60.16 MB
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Mission Statement: The mission of this series is to bring issues of diversity and educational risk to the forefront of national attention in order to assist the nation's diverse students at risk of educational failure to achieve academic excellence. This series will focus on critical issues in the education of linguistic and cultural minority students and those placed at risk by factors of race, poverty, and geographic location. Each volume will include empirical studies and syntheses of research that provide an integrated view of the emerging body of research within areas such as: (a) language learning and academic achievement, (b) professional development, (c) family, peers, schools, and communities, (d) instruction in context, and (e) integrated school reform. In order to inform scholars, practitioners, and policy makers, each volume will provide fundamental knowledge about effective programs and practices that affect students place at risk through linguistic, racial, economic, and geographic diversity. Some volumes will be written by one or two authors on a given aspect of educational diversity. Most, however, will be edited, thematic works with chapters written by several expe

Resilient Teachers

Author: Paul Giroux
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This qualitative research study used elements of phenomenological and narrative research methodology to explore the common characteristics and experiences of a sample of resilient elementary teachers working in urban schools. The six research subjects in this study's sample each had at least eight years of teaching experience, and each participated in a cycle of three in-depth interviews designed to determine their degree of resilience and to develop a portrait of their personal and professional characteristics, experiences, attitudes and beliefs. Once the data collection phase was complete, data was coded and then analyzed to identify which of the characteristics and experiences were common to the research subjects. The significant findings of this study were that: (a) a sense of spirituality; (b) the presence of collegial and, or personal support systems; and (c) the development of personal connections with students were all common to the sample members at a strong level. The findings of this study suggest implications for the fields of educational leadership and teacher education, and areas of study including resilience theory and positive psychology.

Resilient Teachers Resilient Schools

Author: Christopher Day
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136685766
Size: 15.60 MB
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This book unpicks the complex, dynamic blend of individuals’ psychological and professional assets, workplace conditions and leadership support which enable teachers who stay in teaching to continue to make a difference in their careers, regardless of shifts in policy, workplace, professional and personal circumstances. Whilst much has been written over the years about teacher stress and burnout, there is very little research which reports on the conditions which are essential for teachers to sustain their commitment and effectiveness over their professional lives, in contexts of challenge and change. Drawing upon a range of educational, psychological, socio-cultural and neuro-scientific research, together with vivid accounts from teachers in a variety of primary and secondary schools internationally, and from their own research on teachers’ work and identities, the authors discuss the dynamic nature, forms and practices of teacher resilience. They argue that resilience in teachers is not only their ability to bounce back in extremely adverse circumstances but that it is the capacity of teachers for everyday resilience which enables them to sustain their commitment and effectiveness in responding positively to the unavoidable uncertainties inherent of their professional lives. The authors conclude that resilience in teachers can be nurtured by the intellectual, social and organisational environments in which teachers work and live, rather than being simply a personal attribute or trait, determined by nature. Resilient Teachers, Resilient Schools will be of key interest to policy makers, head teachers, teachers and training and development organisations who wish to improve quality and standards in schools.

International Handbook Of Research On Teachers And Teaching

Author: Lawrence J. Saha
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387733175
Size: 12.96 MB
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The International Handbook of Research on Teachers and Teaching provides a fresh look at the ever changing nature of the teaching profession throughout the world. This collection of over 70 articles addresses a wide range of issues relevant for understanding the present educational climate in which the accountability of teachers and the standardized testing of students have become dominant.

Teacher Training And Effective Pedagogy In The Context Of Student Diversity

Author: Liliana Minaya-Rowe
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1930608780
Size: 65.95 MB
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Annotation Contributors in education research, teacher education, school psychology, and bilingual education address the issue of teacher training in preparation for work with the multilingual and multicultural American school population, focusing on three major areas of professional development: effective practices in teacher training, teacher training and school reform, and teacher training models. Chapters offer studies of pre-service teachers' beliefs and knowledge about second language learning, and discussions on mentoring beginning teachers, testing, and trends in staff development. The editor is professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Teacher Resilience In High Poverty Schools

Author: Kate Mansi Merrill
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The primary purpose of this study was to understand how high-quality teachers who began their career through Teach For America (TFA) became resilient while teaching in challenging, high-poverty schools. A secondary purpose of this study was to ascertain how, if at all, the teaching experiences of TFA teachers who stayed in the profession differed from those who left the profession shortly after fulfilling their two-year commitment to TFA. This study adds to the current literature on teacher resilience by focusing on the unique group of teachers that are brought into the profession by TFA: high-ability college-graduates who have no prior background or preparation in education and who initially signed-on for only a two year teaching commitment. This was a qualitative study consisting of two phases. In Phase One, 72 former TFA corps members participated in an Internet-based survey. In Phase Two, I interviewed 14 teachers and 9 former teachers who were selected based on survey responses. The interview process allowed me to understand how teachers' lived experiences have contributed to their resilience. The teachers and the former teachers in this study did not differ substantially in terms of their early motivation to enter the profession and their teaching experiences. The only thing that differentiated the former teachers from the teachers was the fact that the former teachers left the profession, most commonly due to burnout. Consistent with the research on teacher resilience, data show that the teachers' main source of resilience is the positive impact they have on their students. The teachers felt that the main challenges facing public education in high-needs areas have little to do with the students; rather, the system, and the adults within the system, make effective teaching difficult. Two unexpected findings resulted from this study. First, the teachers' ability to change roles and advance their career stood out as a significant factor that contributed to their resilience. Second, the teachers acknowledged that they had to come to terms with the idea that society views them as "just a teacher."

Retaining Effective Teachers

Author: Mary C. Clement
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 147582839X
Size: 73.12 MB
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Retaining Effective Teachers provides all administrators with step-by-step strategies for hiring and keeping the best teachers. Teachers who serve on search committees and as teacher leaders will value the book as a guide for inducting and mentoring their new colleagues. The author has summarized the most useful research on hiring, induction, mentoring, and teacher support. The many appendices can be used immediately to ask behavior-based interview questions that determine the strongest candidates. Those who lead the induction programs have ready-made lessons and resources for improving orientation, seminars, and mentor training. The research on working with millennial teachers provides insights into ways to support them as high-performing teachers. Excellent summaries of how to observe and supervise teachers provide school leaders with collaborative ways to support and retain their faculties. This book presents a common-sense approach for making district and school retention plans that will retain the most effective teachers needed in today’s – and tomorrow’s – schools. The strategies outlined in the book create help to create schools as high-quality workplaces that will retain teachers.