As a teacher, have you ever felt like this?
At times, it gets so boring teaching the same stuff over and over! When homework papers come in, I sometimes wish I hadn't assigned them. I feel so washed out by the end of most days - the job pressure is killing me! I need to figure out ways to turn my lackluster class environment into an exciting and vibrant one. Student behavior is turning out to be a nagging problem. If only I could get some co-operation from the parents!
The Art of Teaching: A Survival Guide for Today's Teacher, offers you workable solutions to these and many other classroom situations you come across daily. The book deals directly with problems that teachers identify as their greatest concerns: discipline, written work, pressure, effectiveness, burnout, parent co-operation, and student motivation. It will help sharpen your teaching skills, enhance the learning environment, and make school more meaningful and fun for everyone. The book is essentially written for middle and high school teachers who think of themselves as lifelong learners. It will also be helpful for teachers-in-training, teacher leaders, school administrators, educators who hire teachers, supervisors, and policy-makers. The author has put pen to paper in the hope that some of the techniques you pick up from this book, will make you loved, respected and remembered.