The Energy To Teach

Paperback | January 26, 2001

byDonald H. Graves

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Over the course of a year ,you and thousands of other teachers will spend countless hours with children and experience the full range of emotion associated with parenting. Every day you will be second-guessed by parents, administrators, and pundits who have never taught. Standardized tests will be mandated that try to govern the teaching transactions you make with children. It's no wonder that many teachers these days are feeling drained and it's no surprise that Don Graves is ready to offer his uncommon insight, unwavering support, and unbounded hope for the future. "The idea for The Energy to Teach," Don relates, "began with the startling contrast I noted between much of the fatigue in the profession and the promised energy in curriculum." This led to eighteen months of extensive interviews, with educators and others across the country, beginning with the questions: What gives you energy, what takes energy away, and what, for you, is a waste of time?

Based on these interviews, plus Don's extensive experience as a teacher and researcher, this book offers groundbreaking insight on how highly effective teachers deal with emotional demands, and how they gain help and support from their colleagues and administrators. It explains what gives them energy, how they handle energy-draining situations, and how they cope with this never-ending emotional roller coaster. 

What's more, Don offers proven-effective techniques. You'll discover how to find out exactly when energy is added, expended, or wasted; conserve more energy; build energy with colleagues; induce an energy surge when it's urgently needed; transform energy-draining situations into energy-giving events; and much more. Just as important, you'll find comfort and encouragement from someone who for two decades has served as a wise and compassionate mentor to thousands of educators.

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Over the course of a year ,you and thousands of other teachers will spend countless hours with children and experience the full range of emotion associated with parenting. Every day you will be second-guessed by parents, administrators, and pundits who have never taught. Standardized tests will be mandated that try to govern the teachi...

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The question of who wrote Shakespeare’s plays has been the subject of furious debate among scholars for over 150 years. Everything known about the facts of William Shakespeare’s life seems incompatible with the extraordinary genius of his writing.  How could a man who left school at the age of 13, and apparently never travelled abroad ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.15 × 6.15 × 0.45 inPublished:January 26, 2001Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0325003262

ISBN - 13:9780325003269

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Table of Contents

1.  The Shakespeare Authorship Question

2.  The real Shakespeare

3.  The Neville heritage

4.  Becoming William Shakespeare, 1582-94

5.  The road to the top, 1595-99

6.  Ambassador to France, 1599-1600

7.  The catastrophe, 1601-03

8.  Freedom and disappointment, 1603-08

9.  Towards closure: the last plays, the Sonnets and the parliamentary 'Undertaker', 1609-15

10.  Life after death: the First Folio and the apotheosis of Shakespeare

11.  Documentary evidence: analyses and Shakespearean parallels

Appendices

1.  Commendatory verses and the three suns

2.  Sir Henry Neville and the Essex rebellion

3.  Sir Henry Neville's voyage to France, and its double

4.  A review of Shakespeare and the Founders of Liberty in America

5.  Genealogical notes

6.  The chronology of Shakespeare's works

 

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?Graves offers an at-once practical, philosophical, and positive framework for making our teaching days rich and rewarding rather than merely frustrating and wearying.?-The Quarterly