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The teachers : a year inside America's most vulnerable, important profession / Alexandra Robbins.


"A riveting, must-read, year-in-the-life account of three teachers, combined with reporting that reveals what's really going on behind school doors, by New York Times bestselling author and education expert Alexandra Robbins. Alexandra Robbins goes behind the scenes to tell the true, sometimes shocking, always inspirational stories of three teachers as they navigate a year in the classroom. She follows Penny, a southern middle school math teacher who grappled with a toxic staff clique at the big school in a small town; Miguel, a special ed teacher in the western United States who fought for his students both as an educator and as an activist; and Rebecca, an East Coast elementary school teacher who struggled to schedule and define a life outside of school. Robbins also interviewed hundreds of other teachers nationwide who share their secrets, dramas, and joys. Interspersed among the teachers' stories--a seeming scandal, a fourth-grade whodunit, and teacher confessions--are hard-hitting essays featuring cutting-edge reporting on the biggest issues facing teachers today, such as school violence; outrageous parent behavior; inadequate support, staffing, and resources coupled with unrealistic mounting demands; the "myth" of teacher burnout; the COVID-19 pandemic; and ways all of us can help the professionals who are central both to the lives of our children and the heart of our communities." -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781101986752
  • ISBN: 1101986751
  • Physical Description: viii, 372 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2023]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
August -- September -- October -- November -- December -- January -- February -- March -- April -- May -- June.
Subject: Teachers > United States > Case studies.
Teachers > United States > Interviews.
Teaching > United States > Case studies.
Teaching > Vocational guidance > United States.
Genre: Informational works.
Case studies.

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  • 17 of 18 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rolla Public.


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Rolla Public Library NF 371.1009 ROB (Text) 38256101710774 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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