1st Edition

Safe, Seen, and Stretched in the Classroom
The Remarkable Ways Teachers Shape Students' Lives

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after November 25, 2021
ISBN 9780367634643
November 25, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
152 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

USD $29.95

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Book Description

Everyone remembers their favorite teacher, but why? What makes some teachers so memorable? Julie Schmidt Hasson spent a year interviewing people about teachers who’ve shaped their lives, and the result is this captivating book. She shares stories that are both inspirational, highlighting the ways a teacher’s actions can make a lasting impact, and also informational, providing models to help teachers make a more consistent impact on the students they serve.

Chapters cover topics such as commitment, vulnerability, power, connection, expectations, community, identity, and equity, while underscoring the importance of making students feel safe, seen, and stretched. In each chapter, the author brings you along as she conducts interviews and hears emotional stories. She also offers practical takeaways and applications for educators of all levels of experience.

With this uplifting book, you will be reminded that your seemingly ordinary interactions in classrooms have extraordinary implications, and that you indeed have the power to influence students’ lives—each and every day.

Table of Contents

Introduction;   1: Lessons on Commitment;  2: Lessons on Vulnerability;  3: Lessons on Power;  4: Lessons on Connection;  5: Lessons on Expectations;  6: Lessons on Memorable Moments;  7: Lessons on Community;  8: Lessons on Identity;  9: Lessons on Overcoming;  10: Lessons on Equity;  11: Lessons on Generativity;  12: Lessons on Impact;  Epilogue;  References

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Julie Schmidt Hasson, Ed.D. (@JulieSHasson) is a professor in the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University. Julie’s research on the impact of a teacher is the topic of a TEDx talk and is the focus of her engaging professional development programs. She founded the Chalk and Chances project, a vehicle for elevating and celebrating teachers, in 2017.