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Hopeful, hilarious musings and serious advice for new teachers from the formerly anonymous blogger behind Love, Teach.
Every teacher will tell you the first years are the hardest, and even the most confident of the pack sometimes ask themselves, Am I cut out for this? Kelly Treleaven, the teacher and once-anonymous blogger behind Love, Teach, wants you to know that you're not alone, and that yes, she has cried under her desk, too. Treleaven's blog has become a sensation in the education world, known for its heartfelt, high-spirited dispatches straight from the trenches and its practical advice.
In Treleaven's debut book, she gives rookie teachers the advice she wishes she'd had when she started out in a large district in Houston. From logistical questions like how to prep and organize a classroom, to deeper issues like how to build relationships with students, navigate administration, and avoid burnout, Love, Teach is an essential book for anyone working in education today or considering the profession. With raw feeling, humor, and a razor-sharp perspective, Love, Teach supports teachers in their fight for a better future, and helps them celebrate the victories, large and small.
About the Author
Kelly Treleaven is in her tenth year of teaching middle school English in Houston and blogs about the teaching life at loveteachblog.com. She has been featured in The Washington Post, and on NPR's Morning Edition and WeAreTeachers. She has cried under her desk only once this year, a fact she feels is braggable.