The personal side of starting a teaching career – the joys and
pains – often goes undiscussed. The
Beginning Teacher’s Field Guide: Embarking on Your First Years offers the
advice and empathy F–12 beginning teachers so desperately need. Author Tina H.
Boogren pairs the six phases a new teacher goes through – (1) anticipation, (2)
survival, (3) disillusionment, (4) rejuvenation, (5) reflection, (6) second
anticipation – with personal essays she wrote during her first years in the
classroom. She arms readers with classroom strategies and self-care practices
tailored to the challenge they’re likely to encounter in each phase, and
encourages them to record their reflections directly in the book.
With this book, readers will: