It Won't Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest and Slightly Unprofessional Love Letter to Teaching

It Won't Be Easy

An Exceedingly Honest and Slightly Unprofessional Love Letter to Teaching

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ISBN10: 151790112X ISBN13: 9781517901127 Contributors: Eggers, Dave (Foreword) Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr Published: Apr 25 2017 Pages: 189 Weight: 0.55lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.50" Language: English

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Tom Rademacher wishes someone had handed him this sort of book along with his teaching degree: a clear-eyed, frank, boots-on-the ground account of what he was getting into. But first he had to write it. And as 2014’s Minnesota Teacher of the Year, Rademacher knows what he’s talking about. Less a how-to manual than a tribute to an impossible and impossibly rewarding profession, It Won’t Be Easy captures the experience of teaching in all its messy glory. The book follows a year of teaching, with each chapter tackling a different aspect of the job. Pulling no punches (and resisting no punch lines), he writes about establishing yourself in a new building; teaching meaningful classes, keeping students a priority; investigating how race, gender, and identity affect your work; and why it’s a good idea to keep an extra pair of pants at school. Along the way he answers the inevitable and the unanticipated questions, from what to do with Google to how to tell if you’re really a terrible teacher, to why “Keep your head down

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