See Me After Class by Roxanna Elden
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“See Me After Class has a great deal of information and insight that new teachers will not have gotten elsewhere…There are a number of very good books that novices can read to learn about teaching, but See Me After Class sets itself apart by better capturing what it actually feels like to be a new – or otherwise imperfect – teacher.”
Again, not really a review, but still an honor. I’m a member and big fan of the CTQ Collaboratory, and happy to be on the CTQ recommended holiday wish list along with Larry Ferlazzo and Ariel Sacks.
Technically, I guess, this is not a review, but still…
“Why it’s worth the read: Veteran teachers discuss their teaching experiences, which provide insight into successful classrooms work. The book also, however, allows teachers to laugh at all those crazy situations they find themselves in teaching the students they love.” Read the full list by Antwaun Sargent and see the other 14 books here.
“As a new teacher mentor, you need to have empathy and illustrate that you have survived the trial by fire. You need to have a great sense of humor to lighten the tough moments. And you need to have tried-and-tested tools and tips. See Me After Class has all of those components and is a valuable addition to the resource library for new teachers and those who work with them.”
-Ellen Moir, Founder and CEO of The New Teacher Center
“Roxanna Elden is one of the most practical, engaging and entertaining writers on education issues around. See Me After Class is a must-have book for any teacher’s bookshelf. On second-thought, you’ll probably want to keep it on your classroom desk since you’ll use it so much!”
- Larry Ferlazzo, Teacher, Blogger, and Author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves
“This is the kind of no-nonsense straight talk that teachers are starved for, but too rarely get. I sure wish this had been available when I was a new teacher. Roxanna Elden tells it like it is, with a heavy dose of practicality, a dash of cynicism, a raft of constructive suggestions, and plenty of wry humor. I recommend See Me After Class, wholeheartedly and unabashedly.”
-Rick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies at AEI
“A great idea for required reading in teacher education classes.”
“The value (of this book) for a veteran teacher here is the realization that we are not alone. Not even close. For new teachers, Elden’s book is a valuable insider’s look into navigating the school environment – from dealing with parents, to paying attention to the politics of the administration (and colleagues), to remembering that one of the tenets of teaching is that the next day is a new day, and that can be a good thing.” -Reviewer Kevin Hodgson