Becoming a successful teacher in today's fast-changing world can be a daunting challenge. Jane Bluestein addresses the issues new teachers face and provides practical ideas and honest cautions in a wide range of helpful topics, including what keeps so many schools rooted in win-lose philosophies and practices, personal assets that will increase the odds of your survival and success, and specific strategies for winning in a win-lose system. These valuable insights and strategies, backed by years of experience and research, help you:
- Establish your professional identity - Understand the culture, environment, and politics of today's schools - Build your own support team with mentors, administrators, and colleagues - Connect with students and create win-win classrooms - Take care of yourself and grow in your career
With activity sheets full of handy charts, self-assessment surveys, and planning pages, Becoming a Win-Win Teacher helps you become a welcome, established, and effective member of a school communitywithout sacrificing your personality, intentions, or ideals.