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The Teacher’s Journey
The Human Dimensions



January 2013 | 184 pages | Corwin
Teaching is not just a job, but a life journeyAlthough your contact with a student may be as brief as a single year, the impact can be felt across a lifetime. Bestselling authors Jeffrey and Ellen Kottler are here to help you navigate the typical milestones, challenges, and joys you're likely to face, illuminating the path along the way. Their book is filled with stories, strategies, and meaningful activities for:Motivating disengaged students through strong interpersonal connectionsCommunicating effectively with parents, counselors, and administratorsBuilding a culture of tolerance and respect in the classroomAdvancing your professional growth through increased school and district involvement
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Chapter 1. The Journey of a Teacher: Rewards, Challenges, and Phases
 
Chapter 2. Human Dimensions of Teaching
 
Chapter 3. Obstacles and Enhancements to Learning
 
Chapter 4. Helping Relationships
 
Chapter 5. Mentoring and Being Mentored
 
Chapter 6. Working Within Student Cultures
 
Chapter 7. Students Who Drive You Crazy
 
Chapter 8. Stress in a Teacher’s Life
 
Chapter 9. Self Care: Avoiding Burnout and Rustout
 
Chapter 10. Reflective Practice
 
Chapter 11. Being Passionately Committed
 
References
 
Index

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Chapter 1: The Journey of a Teacher


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Jeffrey A. Kottler

Jeffrey A. Kottler is one of the most prolific authors in the fields of counseling, psychotherapy, and education, having written more than 90 books about a wide range of subjects. He has authored a dozen texts for counselors and therapists that are used in universities around the world and a dozen books each for practicing therapists and educators. Some of his most highly regarded works include Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy, The Mummy at the Dining Room Table: Eminent Therapists Reveal Their Most Unusual Cases and What They Teach Us About Human Behavior, Bad Therapy, The Client Who Changed Me, Divine... More About Author

Ellen Kottler

Ellen Kottler, Ed.S., has been a teacher for over 30 years in public and private schools, alternative schools, adult education programs, and universities. She has worked in inner-city schools as well as in suburban and rural set­tings. She was a curriculum specialist in charge of secondary social studies and law-related education for one of the country’s largest school districts. Ellen is the author or coauthor of several books for educators, including Secrets for Secondary School Teachers: How to Succeed in Your First Year, On Being a Teacher, Secrets for Beginning Elementary School Teachers, Counseling Skills for Teachers, English... More About Author

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