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The Teacher's Journey : The Human Dimensions

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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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 177 x 254 x 12.7mm | 400g
  • Corwin Press Inc
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • 1452218277
  • 9781452218274
  • 1,798,626

Table of contents

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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About 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 Madness, Change: What Leads to Personal Transformation, Stories We've Heard, Stories We've Told: Life-Changing Narratives in Therapy and Everyday Life, and Therapy Over 50. He has been an educator for 40 years, having worked as a teacher, counselor, and therapist in preschool, middle school, mental health center, crisis center, nongovernmental organization, university, community college, private practice, and disaster relief settings. He has served as a Fulbright scholar and senior lecturer in Peru and Iceland, as well as worked as a visiting professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal. He is professor of counseling at California State University, Fullerton.

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 set tings. 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 Language Learners in Your Classroom: Strategies That Work, Secrets to Success for Science Teachers, and Students Who Drive You Crazy: Succeeding with Resistant, Unmotivated, and Otherwise Difficult Young People.

She teaches secondary education and supervises intern teachers at California State University, Fullerton.
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