Teaching Writing as Journey Not Destination

This volume collects essays that examine the enduring and contemporary questions facing writing teachers, including grammar instruction, authentic practices in high-stakes environments, student choice, citation and plagiarism, the five ...

Author: P. L. Thomas

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781641135146

Category: Education

Page: 359

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American author Kurt Vonnegut has famously declared that writing is unteachable, yet formal education persists in that task. Teaching Writing as Journey, Not Destination is the culmination of P.L. Thomas’s experiences as both a writer and a teacher of writing reaching into the fourth decade of struggling with both. This volume collects essays that examine the enduring and contemporary questions facing writing teachers, including grammar instruction, authentic practices in high-stakes environments, student choice, citation and plagiarism, the five-paragraph essay, grading, and the intersections of being a writer and teaching writing. Thomas offers concrete classroom experiences drawn from teaching high school ELA, first-year composition, and a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses. Ultimately, however, the essays are a reflection of Thomas’s journey and a concession to both writing and teaching writing as journeys without ultimate destinations.

The Writer s Practice

Claiming that everyone is a writer, experienced writer and writing teacher John Warner shares his insights about ... and Teaching Writing as Journey, Not Destination: Essays Exploring What “Teaching Writing” Means “While most writing ...

Author: John Warner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525504931

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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“Unique and thorough, Warner’s handbook could turn any determined reader into a regular Malcolm Gladwell.” —Booklist For anyone aiming to improve their skill as a writer, a revolutionary new approach to establishing robust writing practices inside and outside the classroom, from the author of Why They Can’t Write After a decade of teaching writing using the same methods he’d experienced as a student many years before, writer, editor, and educator John Warner realized he could do better. Drawing on his classroom experience and the most persuasive research in contemporary composition studies, he devised an innovative new framework: a step-by-step method that moves the student through a series of writing problems, an organic, bottom-up writing process that exposes and acculturates them to the ways writers work in the world. The time is right for this new and groundbreaking approach. The most popular books on composition take a formalistic view, utilizing “templates” in order to mimic the sorts of rhetorical moves academics make. While this is a valuable element of a writing education, there is room for something that speaks more broadly. The Writer’s Practice invites students and novice writers into an intellectually engaging, active learning process that prepares them for a wider range of academic and real-world writing and allows them to become invested and engaged in their own work.

The SAGE Handbook of Critical Pedagogies

... moving to teacher education and teaching first-year writing. He is the author of Teaching Writing as Journey, Not Destination: Essays Exploring What 'Teaching Writing' Means. Follow him at http://radicalscholarship.wordpress.com/ ...

Author: Shirley R. Steinberg

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526486479

Category: Education

Page: 1752

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This extensive Handbook will bring together different aspects of critical pedagogy with the aim of opening up a clear international conversation on the subject, as well as pushing the boundaries of current understanding by extending the notion of a pedagogy to multiple pedagogies and perspectives. Bringing together a group of contributing authors from around the globe, the chapters will provide a unique approach and insight to the discipline by crossing a range of disciplines and articulating both philosophical and social common themes. The chapters will be organised across three volumes and twelve core thematic sections. The SAGE Handbook of Critical Pedagogies is planned to be an essential benchmark publication for advanced students, researchers and practitioners across a wide range of disciplines including education, health, sociology, anthropology and development studies

Using Narrative Writing to Enhance Healing During and After Global Health Crises

TEACHERS AS REFLECTIVE LEADERS Even though I love writing, I do not write daily long narratives in my journal. Sometimes I write quick ... Ideally, writing should become about the journey, not the destination. But ideas help no one if ...

Author: Bird, Jennifer Lynne

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799890539

Category: Medical

Page: 241

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Millions of people experience stress in their lives, and this is even more prevalent in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether this stress stems from a job loss or a fear of sickness from working with the public, stress has reigned throughout the pandemic. However, stress is more complicated than being simply a “bad feeling.” Stress can impact both mental and physical wellbeing. Using Narrative Writing to Enhance Healing During and After Global Health Crises is a critical reference that discusses therapeutic writing and offers it as a simple solution for those who are at the highest risk of poor health. This book covers multiple writing narratives on diverse topics and how they aid with stress after the COVID-19 pandemic. Including topics such as anxiety, health coaching, and leadership, this book is essential for teachers, community leadership, physical and emotional therapists, healthcare workers, teachers, faculty of both K-12 and higher education, members of church communities, students, academicians, and any researchers interested in using writing as a healing process.

Planning to Teach Writing

We also know that the sequence is a map that guides teaching through a journey, of which the final destination ... that cannot be argued with is that it is very difficult to write a particular text type if you are not familiar with it.

Author: Emma Caulfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317548850

Category: Education

Page: 244

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Written by an experienced teacher and literacy consultant, Planning to Teach Writing offers an easy-to-use, tried-and-tested framework that will reduce teachers’ planning time while raising standards in writing. Using the circles planning approach, it provides fresh inspiration for teachers who want to engage and enthuse their pupils, with exciting and varied hooks into writing, including picture books, short stories, novels and films. Exploring effective assessment practice, each chapter puts the needs and interests of pupils at the forefront of planning, and models how to design units of work that will lead to high-quality writing outcomes in any primary school classroom. The book uses a simple formula for success: 1 Find the gaps in learning for your students. 2 Choose a hook that you know will engage your students. 3 Select a unit plan that you know will support you to get the best writing out of your students. 4 Tailor it. 5 Teach it! With a fantastic range of hooks to inspire teaching and learning, Planning to Teach Writing ensures successful planning that will maximise engagement, enjoyment and achievement. This book is an accessible and necessary resource for any teacher planning to teach writing in their classroom.

Writing Hope Strategies for Writing Success in Secondary Schools

A Strengths-Based Approach to Teaching Writing Nicole Sieben. those hope facilitators to carry me ... My father always reminded me of the saying “Life is a journey, not a destination,” and he was right. So, too, is hoping a journey.

Author: Nicole Sieben

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789463512213

Category: Education

Page: 269

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This book provides ways of thinking about the teaching of writing in secondary schools (with applications to college writing) and shares research-based strategies for immediate use in the classroom.

Researching Pedagogy and Practice with Canadian Mathematics Teachers

A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION I am writing this nine years after writing the original proposal for the Observing Teachers project, which proposed a three-year study. In the end, the funding was extended three times, and data collection ...

Author: David A Reid

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781648021398

Category: Education

Page: 257

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The past two decades have seen an increased interest in education, especially in core areas such as mathematics, language and science. This is in part a consequence of the increase in the number of international comparisons of educational outcomes, such as PISA and TIMSS. Much research has focused on the contributions that curricula, financial resources, parental support, and so on, might have on educational outcomes. A factor that seems likely to have a very significant effect on student achievement, teachers’ practices and beliefs, has received little attention. This book reports results from a research program that sought to develop and employ research methods to compare teachers’ practices and beliefs across Canada. It provides insight into the challenge of such research, and describes teachers’ contexts, beliefs and practices, and how they differ, in four regions and across two languages. Using a multivocal ethnography approach (Tobin, 1999) teachers were involved in the preparation and discussion of videos of their own teaching and that of others. This approach resulted in not only insights into the teachers’ pedagogies and practices, but also opportunities for the teachers to reflect on their own teaching in new ways, and for researchers to reflect on research practices and orientations. The work is innovative in several ways. In a field crowded with research on teachers’ practices, beliefs and knowledge this research helps to unearth the implicit values that underlie the way teachers see teaching itself. Through the process of observation of each other’s practice, the teachers became aware of their own pedagogies, giving them new insights into their values and practices. Researchers also engaged in a parallel process of reflection on their own practices as observers of teachers, with similar insights into the values guiding their work. This book will be of interest to government policy makers, teachers and teacher educators, as well as researchers in Mathematics Education. Members of the AERA SIG in Research in Mathematics Education, the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group, the NCTM, and provincial Mathematics teacher associations are potential readers. Praise for Researching Pedagogy and Practice with Canadian Mathematics Teachers: What a treasure! This book is an important resource for anyone interested in high quality mathematics teaching. It fills a gap in our understanding of how mathematics is taught across Canada, where students are among the highest performing on international mathematics assessments. The studies reported are conceptually grounded, methodologically rigorous, and filled with nuanced observations of the similarity and variation in classroom teaching across many of the Canadian provinces. Edward A. Silver Senior Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies William A. Brownell Collegiate Professor of Education & Professor of Mathematics University of Michigan

Handbook of Implementation Science for Psychology in Education

students were initially uncritical about their own writing, giving themselves high marks, but after discussing ... but also the reward for daring to do something new, because success lies in the journey, not in the destination [ pp.

Author: Barbara Kelly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521197250

Category: Education

Page: 490

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This book aims to help policy makers, stakeholders, practitioners, and teachers in psychology and education provide more effective interventions in educational contexts. It responds to disappointment and global concern about the failure to implement psychological and other interventions successfully in real-world contexts. Often interventions, carefully designed and trialed under controlled conditions, prove unpredictable or ineffective in uncontrolled, real-life situations. This book looks at why this is the case and pulls together evidence from a range of sources to create original frameworks and guidelines for effective implementation of interventions.

More Planning to Teach Writing

We also know that the sequence is a map that guides teaching through a journey, the final destination of which is a piece of writing. The sequence is just that – a guide – it is the big picture of a unit of work; it should not be ...

Author: Emma Caulfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000390087

Category: Education

Page: 244

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Written by an experienced teacher and literacy consultant, More Planning to Teach Writing offers an easy to use, tried and tested framework that will reduce teachers’ planning time while raising standards in writing. Using the circles planning approach, it provides fresh inspiration to teachers who want to engage and enthuse their pupils, with new, exciting, and varied hooks into writing, including modern and classic picture books, short stories, and novels. Exploring how best to use baseline assessment to build upon children’s writerly knowledge and skills, each chapter puts the needs and interests of pupils at the forefront of planning and models how to design units of work that will lead to high-quality writing outcomes in any primary classroom. The book uses a simple formula for success: Find your students' gaps in learning. Choose a hook that you know will engage your students. Select a unit plan that you know will support you to get the best writing out of your students. Tailor it to your students. Teach it! With a brand new and fantastic range of hooks to inspire teaching and learning, More Planning to Teach Writing ensures successful planning that will maximise engagement, enjoyment, and achievement. This book is an accessible and necessary resource for any teacher planning to teach writing in their classroom.

What Teachers Should Know But Textbooks Don t Show

Attend conferences and build professional networks. • Present or publish your work. • Write grants. • Engage in action research. • Be informed and vote. Conclusion Success is a journey, not a destination. —Author Unknown.

Author: Stella Erbes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781634507271

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Even with student teaching experience and education courses under their belts, most new teachers are unprepared for their first year in the classroom. Filled with practical insider information, this resource bridges the gap between instructional theory and practice. This clear, concise, and reader-friendly text combines research, the author's personal experiences, and valuable insights from veteran educators to help new teachers: Create a positive learning environment Address classroom management issues while retaining their personal style Connect with students Collaborate with parents and families Handle personal and professional challenges This book is ideal for novice and prospective teachers as well as for mentor programs and parenting classes.

Acts of Teaching How to Teach Writing A Text A Reader A Narrative 2nd Edition

Julie's teacher may have endowed her with an area that becomes an avocation, which, in turn, may enhance the quality of Julie's life. The point of inquiry is not always the destination but the journey. Nor does the child have to report ...

Author: Joyce Armstrong Carroll Ed.D, H.L.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313363870

Category: Education

Page: 544

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Carroll and Wilson have taken their successful Acts of Teaching into the 21st Century with this totally revised second edition. While maintaining the best of Acts, Acts II moves the paradigm into the global age. Comprehensive, innovative, and practical, and with forewords by two of the most noted scholars in the field, Janet Emig and Edmund J. Farrell, this text offers educators a powerful approach to teaching writing. Rather than repetitive exercises, it focuses on engagement and interaction so students grapple with words and experiences to make meaning. In Acts II the writing process and assessment gain a new dimension. Recent research supports its content and strategies while cognitive development and neurological theories, early literacy, inquiry, and writing as a mode of learning across all disciplines and grade levels have been invigorated. Topics include students, shifts and skills for the global age, the writing process, and assessment, three chapters on how to teach grammar within the writing process, collaboration, post writing, and publishing. This book meets the needs of anyone writing or teaching writing. Grades PreK-12.

The Writing Thief

Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Craft of Writing Ruth Culham. are sometimes painful) about what we are doing and not doing at every opportunity. It isn't possible to improve ... We're on a journey here, not simply seeking a destination.

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781625311412

Category: Children's literature

Page: 206

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It's been said that good writers borrow while great writers steal. Writing thieves read widely, dive deeply into texts, and steal bits and pieces from great texts as models for their own writing. Ruth Culham admits to being a writing thief--and she wants you and your students to become writing thieves, too! A major part of good writing instruction is finding the right mentor texts to share with students. Within this book, you'll discover more than 90 excellent mentor texts, along with straight-forward activities that incorporate the traits of writing across informational, narrative, and argument modes. Chapters also include brief essays from beloved writing thieves such as Lester Laminack, David L. Harrison, Lisa Yee, Nicola Davies, Ralph Fletcher, Toni Buzzeo, Lola Schaefer, and Kate Messner, detailing the reading that has influenced their own writing. Ruth's renowned easy-going style and friendly tone make this a book you'll turn to again and again as you guide your students to reach their full potential as deep, thoughtful readers and great writers. There's a writing thief in each of us when we learn how to read with a writer's eye!

Making Teaching and Learning Matter

themselves would come to write, it needed to become a space they could fit into literally and metaphorically. ... “But I'm not going to slap some inspirational posters on the walls with quotes about how life's a journey not the ...

Author: Judith Summerfield

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048191661

Category: Education

Page: 310

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This volume captures the spirit of collaboration and innovation that its authors bring into the classroom, as well as to groundbreaking undergraduate programs and initiatives. Coming from diverse points of view and twenty different disciplines, the contributors illuminate the often perplexing debates about what matters most in higher education today. Each chapter tells a unique story about creating vital pedagogical arenas that have the potential to transform teaching and learning for both faculty and students. These exploratory spaces include courses under construction, cross-college and interdisciplinary collaborations, general education reform initiatives, and fresh perspectives on student support services, faculty development, freshman learning communities, writing across the curriculum, on-line degree initiatives, and teaching and learning centers. All these spaces lend shape to an over-arching, system-wide project bringing together the often disconnected silos of undergraduate education at The City University of New York (CUNY), America’s largest urban public university system. Since 2003, the University’s Office of Undergraduate Education has sponsored coordinated efforts to study and improve teaching and learning for the system’s 260,000 undergraduates enrolled at 18 distinct colleges. The contributors to this volume present a broad spectrum of administrative and faculty perspectives that have informed the process of transforming the undergraduate experience. Combined, the voices in these chapters create a much-needed exploratory space for the interplay of ideas about how teaching and learning need to matter in evolving notions of higher education in the twenty-first century. In addition, the text has wider social relevance as an in-depth exploration of change and reform in a large public institution.

Using Narrative Writing to Enhance Healing

Writing helped me gain confidence in my leadership skills, something a new teacher of teenagers definitely needed! ... Ideally, writing should become about the journey, not the destination. But ideas help no one if they stay in the ...

Author: Bird, Jennifer Lynne

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799819325

Category: Medical

Page: 355

View: 138


The fields of writing as healing and health coaching have expanded to aid in the physical and emotional healing of patients. Using writing as a healing method allows patients to create new perspectives of their healing processes and professionals to propose new methods of healing that promote and maintain a positive outlook. Using Narrative Writing to Enhance Healing is an essential scholarly publication that approaches healing through the fields of education and medicine. Featuring a wide range of topics such as collaborative narratives, patient education, and health coaching, this book is ideal for writing instructors, physical therapists, teachers, therapists, psychologists, mental health professionals, medical professionals, counselors, religious leaders, mentors, administrators, academicians, and researchers.

Resources in Education

cluded in the program and explain how to set up " Destination : Rain Forest " in both Macintosh and Windows versions . ... 810 CS 214 826 Boice , Robert How Writers Journey To Comfort and Fluency : A Psychological Adventure , Report No.



ISBN: MINN:30000010537730

Category: Education


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How to Preach and Teach the Old Testament for All Its Worth

So the Old Testament, taken together as a whole story, makes sense only in the light of its destination — Jesus Christ. It is not just a mixed bag of stories. ... So their journey had not only a destination but also a purpose.

Author: Christopher J. H. Wright

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310524656

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Many preachers ignore preaching from the Old Testament because they feel it is outdated in light of the New Testament and difficult to expound. On the other hand, some preachers will preach from the Old Testament frequently but fail to handle it correctly, turning it into moralistic rules or symbolic lessons for our spiritual life. In How to Preach and Teach the Old Testament for All Its Worth, Christopher J. H. Wright proclaims that preachers must not ignore the Old Testament. It is the Word of God! The Old Testament lays the foundation for our faith and it was the Bible that Jesus read and used. Looking first at why we should preach from the Old Testament, the author moves on to show the reader how they can preach from it. Covering the History, Law, Prophets, Psalms, and Wisdom Literature, interspersed with practical checklists, exercises, and sermons, Wright provides an essential guide on how to handle the Old Testament responsibly.

Teach Writing Well

ome of the most deeply embedded methods of teaching writing— worksheets, canned prompts, and formulas, for example—drain ... and fascinations revealed—where the process of discovery matters as much as (if not more than) the destination.

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781625311184


Page: 224

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Ask successful writers and they'll tell you, the key to writing well is revision. Ask elementary school teachers and they'll tell you, the real challenge of writing instruction is teaching kids how to revise. Ruth Culham is both a successful writer and a writing teacher, and she's discovered how to teach writing and revision in a way that's accessible to both teacher and students: First read the writing, assess it using the traits of writing, then teach the writers and guide revision decisions using traits as a common language and map. This book shows you how to assess and teach writing in a way that's practical and doable--and best of all, see results. Part 1 walks you through the traits of writing and their key qualities, showing step by step how to read students' writing and offer feedback that nudges them forward through the revision process. Chapters will help you address challenges students face within each mode of writing (narrative, expository, persuasive), and provide tools young writers can use to evaluate their own writing and make revision decisions accordingly. Part 2 dives into instruction, offering specific guidance for how to use what you've learned from reading student writing to design lessons that scaffold students toward making their own craft decisions and revisions. In addition, there's an entire chapter devoted to mentor texts that you can use to model traits and key qualities for your students.

Planning Effective Instruction Diversity Responsive Methods and Management

May not be copied, scanned. or duplicated, in whole or in part. ... We are going to teach you a format for writing objectives in a clear and measurable form. ... Objectives pinpoint the destinationnot the journey.

Author: Kay M. Price

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285499918

Category: Education

Page: 304

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PLANNING EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION: DIVERSITY RESPONSIVE METHODS AND MANAGEMENT, Fifth Edition, fully equips readers to teach in ways that meet the needs of all students in today's diverse classroom. The four-part organization corresponds with a new framework for diversity responsive teaching that helps focus teachers' efforts in planning for diversity. Represented by a visual organizer, this framework helps readers see that what they teach, how they teach, and the context for teaching interact to bring about the success of all students. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Teaching for Mastery in Writing

School leaders must not only value outcomes or end results but also the process of bringing them about. Mastery learning is a process – a journey rather than a destination. If we can get children into the right learning habits in ...

Author: Mike Cain

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472949882

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Teaching for Mastery in Writing provides a practical approach to developing mastery in writing which helps all primary children to develop their skills and inspires a love of writing. This innovative book follows an approach that integrates mastery into existing teaching sequences – an approach which aims to improve the writing ability of all children, not just the more able. Writing is a tough discipline for children in today's primary schools. The number of skills they are expected to learn is a source of amazement to many adults outside education. It is no easier to teach, not least because of the many and varied demands on schools, including the National Curriculum, SPaG tests, assessment frameworks and inspections. Now, more than ever, it is crucial that teachers focus on helping children become the most effective communicators they can be through the medium of writing. Throughout the book, Mike Cain promotes the importance of a classroom culture characterised by focused talk and reasoning, and provides lots of ideas for challenging children in their writing through the development of key learning dispositions and critical thinking skills.

Teaching Hope

In my second year of teaching, I was considered fresh meat by the students and inexperienced by the other teachers. I quickly realized that teaching was a journey, not a destination. It would be long and strenuous but definitely ...

Author: The Freedom Writers

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307589217

Category: Education

Page: 384

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Incredible stories of struggle, redemption, and the power of education from the teachers taught by Erin Gruwell and the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Freedom Writers Diary Don’t miss the public television documentary Freedom Writers: Stories from the Heart “These are the most influential professionals most of us will ever meet. The effects of their work will last forever.”—From the foreword by Anna Quindlen Now documented in a bestselling book, feature film, and public television documentary, the Freedom Writers phenomenon came about in 1994, when Erin Gruwell stepped into Room 203 and began her first teaching job out of college. Long Beach, California, was still reeling from the deadly violence that erupted during the Rodney King riots, and the kids in Erin’s classroom reflected the anger, resentment, and hopelessness of their community. Undaunted, Erin fostered an educational philosophy that valued and promoted diversity, tolerance, and communication, and in the process, she transformed her students’ lives, as well as her own. Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers went on to establish the Freedom Writers Foundation to replicate the success of Room 203 and provide all students with hope and opportunities to realize their academic potential. Since then, the foundation has trained more than 800 teachers around the world. Teaching Hope unites the voices of these Freedom Writer Teachers, who share uplifting, devastating, and poignant stories from their classrooms, stories that provide insight into the struggles and triumphs of education in all of its forms. Mirroring an academic year, these dispatches from the front lines of education take us from the anticipation of the first day to the disillusionment, challenges, and triumphs of the school year. These are the voices of teachers who persevere in the face of intolerance, rigid administration, and countless other challenges, and continue to reach out and teach those who are deemed unteachable. Their stories inspire everyone to make a difference in the world around them.