If you want to teach and inspire rather than simply lecture to a captive audience, if you are ready to expect and receive the best of which your students are capable, if you want to enjoy and take pride in the job you are doing, then Teach, Jane, Teach, Dick. Teach, Teach, Teach by Mona Pastroff Goldstein is the book for you. The author tells true stories to help you remember the lessons and dynamics within a classroom. She identifies skills and techniques (including those for "facing the firsts") based on thirty-five years of both her own teaching experience and that of evaluating successful practices in other outstanding educators. She encourages a highly motivated teacher to use, not just his or her own skills, but the many resources within the school and the surrounding community.
In addition to providing numerous specific lessons or techniques that can be replicated by the reader, the book offers competencies for instilling helpful attitudes needed to produce self-motivated and self-disciplined students.
Truly, the legacy of a caring resourceful teacher is a gift beyond measure!