I recently read this sort book of vignettes about different first year of teaching experiences. It was a fast little read, but gave good illustrations of the joys and challenges facing a first year teacher.
Twenty-five teachers recount their first year experiences in the classroom, revealing the trials and rewards of educating all varieties of children – gifted, privilaged, handicapped, and disadvantaged – in an invaluable guide for beginning teachers.
Barnes & Noble Review:
In this “training guide, ” teachers from across the nation reveal the expectations and experiences in educating the gifted, privileged, handicapped, and disadvantaged. Offering over 25 personal accounts and from-the-hip advice not found in typical career guides, My First Year As a Teacher will give reliable guidance for newcomes to the teaching field
This book really is a delightful read and I recommend it to everyone – there is no need to be involved in education to appreciate it!