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The Teacher’s Journey

The Human Dimensions

Earmarked with the milestones, challenges and decisions that every educator faces, this book is indispensable for building meaningful relationships while nurturing your own passion for teaching.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781452218274
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2012
  • Page Count: 184
  • Publication date: January 30, 2013

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Make every day of your teaching count!

How many times have you wished your teaching degree came with a handbook? Whether you're a new teacher or a veteran looking for inspiring new ideas and insight, best-selling authors Jeffery and Ellen Kottler have crafted a guidebook to help you navigate the milestones, challenges, and decisions that every educator faces.

Packed with stories, strategies, and activities, The Teacher's Journey is all about building meaningful, collaborative relationships with your students and colleagues while nurturing your own passion and commitment to teaching. You'll discover how to:

  • Motivate disengaged students through solid interpersonal connections
  • Communicate effectively with parents, counselors, and administrators
  • Advance your professional growth through increased school and district involvement
  • Understand your teaching self more deeply through reflection 
  • Build a culture of tolerance and respect in the classroom

Although your contact with a student may be as brief as a single year, the impact can be felt across a lifetime. Here's a book to help make that possible!



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Jeffrey A. Kottler

Jeffrey A. Kottler is one of the most prolific authors in the fields of counseling, psychotherapy, and education, having written more than 90 books about a wide range of subjects. He has authored a dozen texts for counselors and therapists that are used in universities around the world and a dozen books each for practicing therapists and educators. Some of his most highly regarded works include Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy, The Mummy at the Dining Room Table: Eminent Therapists Reveal Their Most Unusual Cases and What They Teach Us About Human Behavior, Bad Therapy, The Client Who Changed Me, Divine Madness, Change: What Leads to Personal Transformation, Stories We’ve Heard, Stories We’ve Told: Life-Changing Narratives in Therapy and Everyday Life, and Therapy Over 50. He has been an educator for 40 years, having worked as a teacher, counselor, and therapist in preschool, middle school, mental health center, crisis center, nongovernmental organization, university, community college, private practice, and disaster relief settings. He has served as a Fulbright scholar and senior lecturer in Peru and Iceland, as well as worked as a visiting professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal. He is professor of counseling at California State University, Fullerton.

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Ellen Kottler

Ellen Kottler, Ed.S., has been a teacher for over 30 years in public and private schools, alternative schools, adult education programs, and universities. She has worked in inner-city schools as well as in suburban and rural set­tings. She was a curriculum specialist in charge of secondary social studies and law-related education for one of the country’s largest school districts. Ellen is the author or coauthor of several books for educators, including Secrets for Secondary School Teachers: How to Succeed in Your First Year, On Being a Teacher, Secrets for Beginning Elementary School Teachers, Counseling Skills for Teachers, English Language Learners in Your Classroom: Strategies That Work, Secrets to Success for Science Teachers, and Students Who Drive You Crazy: Succeeding with Resistant, Unmotivated, and Otherwise Difficult Young People.

She teaches secondary education and supervises intern teachers at California State University, Fullerton.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


About the Authors

Chapter 1. The Journey of a Teacher: Rewards, Challenges, and Phases

Chapter 2. Human Dimensions of Teaching

Chapter 3. Obstacles and Enhancements to Learning

Chapter 4. Helping Relationships

Chapter 5. Mentoring and Being Mentored

Chapter 6. Working Within Student Cultures

Chapter 7. Students Who Drive You Crazy

Chapter 8. Stress in a Teacher’s Life

Chapter 9. Self Care: Avoiding Burnout and Rustout

Chapter 10. Reflective Practice

Chapter 11. Being Passionately Committed



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