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The Teacher's Survival Guide: Real Classroom Dilemmas and Practical Solutions


reviewed by Eleanor Vernon Wilson ó July 29, 2009

coverTitle: The Teacher's Survival Guide: Real Classroom Dilemmas and Practical Solutions
Author(s): Marc R. Major
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham
ISBN: 1578868165, Pages: 360, Year: 2008
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All teachers want not only to survive in the classroom but also to thrive. Marc Major’s accessible and informative new book The Teacher’s Survival Guide: Real Classroom Dilemmas and Practical Solutions will help both new and experienced teachers do both. This unique, highly readable addition to the literature is organized around frameworks to help teachers build a learning culture, organize themselves, communicate effectively, and proactively manage student behavior. Woven through it all is a series of related “teaching dilemmas” – mini-cases describing those myriad daily challenges that can derail effective teaching and learning – along with multiple suggestions for solutions. The overall outcome is a thoughtful, flexible, and engaging work, which promotes a positive and realistic vision of students and K-12 education.   The Teacher’s Survival Guide starts with the premise that all teachers can be “extraordinary” teachers. Major urges teachers to create an initial vision of what classrooms should encompass... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 29, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15730, Date Accessed: 7/19/2018 6:02:20 AM

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  • Eleanor Wilson
    University of Virginia
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    ELEANOR VERNON WILSON is Associate Professor at the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia.
 
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