"If you're thinking about choosing teaching as a career, read this book. Becoming a Win-Win Teacher will give you the courage to lead, the power to innovate, and the perspective to find joy and success in this satisfying, sometimes frustrating, always honorable career. This book is a keeper—a resource you'll refer to year after year."
—Leanna Landsmann, Author, A+ Advice for Parents
"Going from being a student to being a teacher is a huge transition, and Bluestein's information helps bridge this gap. This book gives a novice educator every tool to help develop a successful career and a professional identity. It should be in the hands of every educator."
—Suzanne Goodison, Principal
Robert W. Carbone Elementary School, East Haven, CT
Get your teaching career off to a winning start!
Becoming a successful teacher in today's fast-changing world can be a daunting challenge. Jane Bluestein addresses the issues new teachers face and provides practical ideas and honest cautions in a wide range of helpful topics, including what keeps so many schools rooted in win-lose philosophies and practices, personal assets that will increase the odds of your survival and success, and specific strategies for winning in a win-lose system. These valuable insights and strategies, backed by years of experience and research, help you:
- Establish your professional identity
- Understand the culture, environment, and politics of today's schools
- Build your own support team with mentors, administrators, and colleagues
- Connect with students and create win-win classrooms
- Take care of yourself and grow in your career
With activity sheets full of handy charts, self-assessment surveys, and planning pages, Becoming a Win-Win Teacher helps you become a welcome, established, and effective member of a school community—without sacrificing your personality, intentions, or ideals.