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Burned In

Fueling the Fire to Teach

Audrey Friedman Luke Reynolds Jennifer Reynolds

168 pages
Teachers College Press
Almost half of new teachers leave the profession within their first year. New teachers need support, mentoring, encouragement, and, most importantly, hope in order to survive the challenges of their first years of teaching. Burned In features essays from visionary educators, including Jim Burke, Peter Elbow, James Loewen, Gregory Michie, Sonia Nieto, Kirsten Olson, and Parker Palmer. Their personal stories will help fuel novice and veteran educators’ passion for teaching so they stay “burned in” instead of burning out. Readers will hear inspiring stories of veteran public school teachers, as well as powerful research findings about what teachers need to succeed in today’s classrooms. Never before has a single volume brought together the experiences of so many renowned teachers, scholars, and bestselling authors.
Author Bio
Audrey A. Friedman is an associate professor at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Luke Reynolds has taught 7th- through 12th-grade English in public schools.