First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
445 pages ; 25 cm
"After more than thirty years in the classroom, award-winning teacher Phil Done decided that it was time to retire. His days of teaching schoolchildren may have come to an end, but a teacher's job is never truly done, and he set out to write the greatest lesson of his career: a book for educators and parents that would pass along everything he learned about working with kids. The result is this delightful and insightful teaching bible, The Art of Teaching Children. From the first-day-of-school jitters to the last day's tears, Done writes about the teacher's craft, classrooms and curriculums, the challenges of the profession, and the reason all teachers do it--the children"-- Provided by publisher
The children -- Children ; Love ; The cute factor ; The fourth R ; Melt ; Recess and lunchtime and field trips, oh my! ; The hat ; The classroom -- The only perfect moment ; The classroom home ; The first day of school ; Door time ; The box ; Pinterest perfect ; Baseball, hotdogs, reading rugs, and show-and-tell ; Gone with the overhead projector ; The curriculum -- Smart ; Words ; A word about reading ; Reading aloud to children ; My favorite reading strategy ; Writing time ; A word about math ; Talking to learn ; Grammar lessons ; A word about geography ; The case for cursive ; Singing with children ; Art lessons ; Indent your teaching ; Putting on a play ; Enrichment ; The craft -- Teachers as artists ; Teachable moments ; Teacher shoppers ; Personal teaching ; Laughter and learning ; Teacher says ; Teacher mode ; Thank you ; Creativity ; Fun ; Frosting ; The superpower ; Whoa! ; Engineer the unexpected ; Hands ; The Steinway of strategies ; Teaching truths ; Polish ; Colleagues, parents, and mentors -- Parents ; Principals and principles ; New teacher ; 1,001 back to school nights ; Influence ; The challenges -- The back-to-school blues ; Teacher heart ; The November wall ; Beating the bullies ; 'Twas the week before winter break ; Teacher tired ; Popsicle tulips ; The testing speech ; Screening the screens ; Teacher tears ; Smondays ; Frozen ; Spark ; Closing thoughts -- The last day ; Afterword.