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2nd Edition

Teaching Matters
How to Keep Your Passion and Thrive in Today's Classroom

ISBN 9781596672406
Published March 1, 2013 by Routledge
168 Pages

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Book Description

Recharge your batteries and rekindle your excitement about teaching! This new, updated edition of the best-selling book, Teaching Matters: Motivating and Inspiring Yourself, offers practical advice on working with colleagues for inspiration, using social media to connect to other professionals, and adding fresh new appeal to your lessons.

The practical ideas and inspirational examples in this book will help you keep your passion for education alive and thriving in your classroom. Get use-now tips on everything from creating a positive atmosphere in the classroom to dealing with difficult peers. This is truly a must-have motivational resource for all educators!

Table of Contents

Part 1: Why You're Worth It
1. The Value of Teaching
2. Ten Days Out of Ten
3. We Are All Teachers
4. It's Not Time--It's Energy
Part II: Taking Care of Yourself
5. Viewing the Cup
6. Attaboy/Attagirl
7. Could I Have a Refill Please? Opportunities for Renewal
8. Celebrating Yourself--You ARE a Professional
Part III: Raise the Praise--Minimize the Criticize
9. The Value of Praise
10. Making School Work for You
11. Unexpected Happiness
12. Your Home Away from Home
4. Part IV: Peers and Cheers
13. Peer Power
14. The Teaching World is a Twitter
15. Working with Negative People
16. Make Your Teaching SPARKLE
17. Students--The Most Precious Commodity

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Todd Whitaker, Beth Whitaker