The book is both a call to action and a how-to guide to effective teaching. It is written in a readable, accessible style, yet it is supported by a wealth of knowledge and experience. The intended audience is aspiring and current secondary school teachers and administrators, curriculum directors, and college education professors, as well as lay people interested in practical progressive education. This book offers dozens of strategies and original ideas to enhance teaching all manner of students in all kinds of secondary schools.
Barry Raebeck, PhD, is a life-long educator with 43 years of passionate commitment in a range of settings. His 22 years teaching English at Southampton High School on Long Island is the capstone of a remarkably celebrated career.
Chapter 1: What Are We Doing Today?
Chapter 2: Why Are We Doing This?
Chapter 3: Teaching to Your Students
Chapter 4: They Will Care For You When You Care For Them
Chapter 5: Sit Down and Shut Up: Secrets of Classroom Management
Chapter 6: The Classroom as a Home
Chapter 7: The Classroom as a Theater
Chapter 8: Highly Effective Assessment
Chapter 9: More Terrific Assignments
Chapter 10: Making and Keeping Parents Happy
Chapter 11: Building Relationships
Chapter 12: Coda: Joyful Teaching
About the Author
This is a must read for all educators who are committed to being the best in the profession. Dr. Raebeck provides a roadmap to all those who are committed to sustaining the joy of teaching in today's complex and challenging times.