LC Assigned Readings

The New Teacher Book: Finding purpose, balance, and hope during your first years in the classroom. Edited By Linda Christensen, Stan Karp, Bob Peterson, Moé Yonamine. Publication Date: March 8, 2019. ISBN: 9780942961034. 3rd edition.

Learning Experience One | Learning Experience Two | Learning Experience Three

Learning Experience One

Chapter 1: Starting Strong

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Creating Community Out of Chaos  By Linda Christensen
A Message from a Black Mom to Her Son  By Dyan Watson
Honor Their Names  By Linda Christensen
Name  By Hiwot Adilow
Uchinaaguchi The language of my heart  By Moé Yonamine
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Uncovering the Lessons of Classroom Furniture You are where you sit By Tom McKenna
Getting Your Classroom Together By Bob Peterson
12 Suggestions for New Teachers By Larry Miller
How I Survived My First Year  By Bill Bigelow

Chapter 2: Teaching for Social Justice

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Creating Classrooms for Equity and Social Justice  By Rethinking Schools Editors
Black Is Beautiful  By Kara Hinderlie
Seeing Ourselves with Our Own Eyes  By Katy Alexander
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Presidents and Slaves  Helping students find the truth  By Bob Peterson
Medical Apartheid  Teaching the Tuskegee Syphilis Study By Gretchen Kraig-Turner
Q/A: I hate the textbook I’ve been given to use. What can I do?  By Rita Tenorio, Rachel Cloues, and Bill Bigelow
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Students Bring the World to Our Classrooms  By Kim Kanof
Speak Freely  By Lynsey Burkins
Q/A: How can I teach both content and language to English learners?   
 Types of English as a Second Language and Bilingual Program 
Q/A: My students don’t bring back their homework. Should I keep assigning it?  Rita Tenorio
Promoting Social Imagination Through Interior Monologues  By Bill Bigelow and Linda Christensen


Learning Experience Two

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The Read-Around A reading and writing strategy  By Linda Christensen
Role Plays: Show, Don’t Tell  By Bill Bigelow
From Theme and Evidence Wall into Essay  By Linda Christensen

Chapter 3: Challenges and Opportunities

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Mexican Education  By Alexander Jimenez
What I Wish I Had Said  By Anita Stratton
“How Could You Let This Happen?” Dealing with 2nd graders and rape culture  By Zanovia Clark
Howling at the Ocean: Surviving my first year teaching  By Jaydra Johnson
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How Do I Stay in a Profession that Is Trying to Push Me Out?  By John Terry
Dear White Teacher  By Chrysanthius Lathan
Restorative Justice Starts in the Classroom  By Camila Arze Torres Goitia
Q/A: What are restorative practices and why are they important?  By Bob Peterson
Girls Against Dress Codes  By Lyn Mikel Brown
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Inclusivity Is Not a Guessing Game  By Chelsea Vaught
“I Believe You”  Responsive teacher talk and our children’s lives  By Michelle Strater Gunderson
On Behalf of Their Name  Using they/them pronouns because they need us to  By Mykhiel Deych


Learning Experience Three

Chapter 4: Measuring What Matters

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Time to Get Off the Testing Train  By Stan Karp
What’s Wrong with Standardized Tests?  By FairTest
Authentic Assessment for Learning
Fourteen Days SBAC Took Away  By Moé Yonamine
Testing Assumptions  By Claudierre McKay, Aaron Regunberg, and Tim Shea
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My Dirty Little Secret: I Don’t Grade Student Papers  Helping students find their passion helps them learn how to write well  By Linda Christensen
Taking Teacher Quality Seriously  A collaborative approach to teacher evaluation  By Stan Karp
Beyond Test Scores  Introducing the MCIEA school quality measures  By James Noonan
Chapter 5: Beyond the Classroom

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Moving Beyond the Classroom  By Stan Karp
Q/A: As a new educator why should I be concerned about school privatization?
School Funding Basics  By Stan Karp
Why Teacher Unions Matter  By Bob Peterson
New Teachers to the Union: Count Us In!  By Gabriel Tanglao
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From Outrage to Organizing  Building community ties through education activism  By Ikechukwu Onyema
Why Community Schools?  Public schools as greenhouses of democracy
Q/A: How can I decide if a school reform project is worth supporting?
“Aren’t You on the Parent Listserv?”  Working for equitable family involvement in a dual-immersion elementary school  By Grace Cornell Gonzales
Blood on the Tracks  Why are there so few Black students in our science classes?  By Amy Lindahl
Little Kids, Big Ideas  Teaching social issues and global conflicts with young children  By the editors of Rethinking Schools