A companion volume to Diversity in the Classroom, this guide presents 13 cases designed to help individuals and groups reflect on teaching. Specifically, it offers the information needed to use these cases in structured professional development experiences.
Contents: Introduction. Part I: Facilitating a Case Discussion. Preparation and Process. Leading the Discussion. Discussion Stages and Struggles. Part II: Discussion Notes. A Case of Ganas. Moments of Truth: Teaching Pygmalion. Attempting to Teach Self-Esteem. Then and Now: Insights Gained for Helping Children Learn English. Please, Not Another ESL Student. Fighting for Life in Third Period. Drained by One Troubled Child: Did I Help? Darius: I Hope He Makes It! A Trip to Hell. From Outsider to Active Learner: Struggles in a Newcomer School. My "Good Year" Explodes: A Confrontation With Parents. Opening Pandora's Box: The Mystery Behind an "Ideal Student." Home Visits. Appendices: Dealing With Interpersonal Resistance. Active Listening.