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Urban Teaching:
The Essentials, Revised Edition

Lois Weiner
Pub Date: January 2006, 112 pages

Paperback: $23.95, ISBN: 0807746436
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Insider advice for the new city teacher!
This bestselling guide to urban teaching has been updated and revised to reflect today’s challenges, including testing pressures, inclusive classrooms, and helping second language learners. Lois Weiner, a highly regarded teacher with years of experience supervising new teachers in urban and suburban schools, provides invaluable “insider” recommendations for thriving in culturally diverse classrooms and coping with school realities ranging from overcrowded classes and a lack of appropriate materials to frustrating bureaucracy and school violence. This guide is an invaluable resource for teacher educators and essential reading for teachers at all grade levels.

Comments from Practitioners!

“I felt like this book was written just for me. It clearly addresses real issues with honesty and integrity.”
Deborah J. Comeau, Art teacher

“As a teacher who is currently working in an urban setting, I owe a lot of my success to Lois Weiner.”
Joe Bailey, E.S.L. teacher

“I wish I'd read this book in my first year of teaching. Things might have made more sense!”
Sarah Buntzman, Special Education teache

“She encourages novice student-teachers and helps veteran instructors expand their horizons.”
Carol A. Carattini, Science, Social Studies teacher

“Professor Weiner provides‘real’ lessons to improve classroom practice.”
Neil A. Schweitzer, Reading coordinator

“Lois Weiner stresses the need for sensitivity to multiculturalism and teaches by example.”
Israel Rodriguez, College teacher

Lois Weiner teaches in the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at New Jersey City University. An internationally known scholar on urban teacher preparation, she completed her doctoral work at Harvard University.

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