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Author Hurst, Beth, author.

Title Keeping the light in your eyes: a guide to helping teachers discover, remember, relive, and rediscover the joy of teaching : a guide to helping teachers discover, remember, relive, and rediscover the joy of teaching / by Beth Hurst and Ginny Reding
Edition First edition
Published Boca Raton, FL : Taylor and Francis, an imprint of Routledge, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (151 pages)
Contents Part PART ONE: The Source of the Light: Where Does It Begin? -- chapter Defining the Light -- chapter What Brought You Here? -- chapter What Influenced You? -- part PART TWO: Kindle the Flame: Change Yourself and the World Around You Changes -- chapter Change Your Perspective by Changing Your Paradigm -- chapter Change of Action Facilitates Change in Attitude -- chapter Change Your Emotions by Changing Your Mind-Set -- part PART THREE: Keep the Light Shining: Turn Challenges into Opportunities -- chapter Make It Meaningful for You -- chapter Discovering the Rewards of Diversity -- chapter Dealing with Issues of Discipline -- chapter Avoiding the Perils of School Politics -- chapter Managing Your Time -- chapter Collaborating with Others -- part PART FOUR: Bask in the Glow: Contemplate Your Accomplishments -- chapter When They Come Back to Thank You -- chapter Enjoy Yourself -- chapter Epilogue: Spreading the Light
Summary The authors of this inspirational new book were on a mission. While much has been written about teacher burnout and the day-to-day problems teachers face, little has been written about how teachers who deal with these problems overcome them, and continue to enter the classroom each morning with enthusiasm for their calling. To discover such teachers, the authors interviewed over 70 teachers in communities across the country to find teachers who, in a profession characterized by pressure, stress, and little reward, still find teaching an enjoyable, fulfilling career. The book includes over 150 teacher narratives of their real-life classroom experiences. The narratives provide unique insights into creating a teaching mission, setting up a community of learners, discovering the rewards of diversity, balancing personal and professional time, turning mistakes into excellence, using laughter to create rapport with students, and using discipline to create an atmosphere of trust and cooperation in the classroom. From these inspirational stories emerges a vision of the joys and rewards of working with children and a portrait of the teachers who have made a difference in the lives of their students and a contribution to their community. The quotes, stories, and advice written in the teachers' own words are interwoven with practical suggestions for ideas to make the classroom an inspirational environment for students and teachers alike
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Teachers -- Attitudes.
EDUCATION -- Administration -- General.
EDUCATION -- Organizations & Institutions.
Teachers -- Attitudes.
Form Electronic book
Author Reding, Ginny, author.
ISBN 1351812882