COVID-19 UPDATE – Hello readers: Here below is my best attempt to be helpful to other parents during the coronavirus crisis. For 15 years, I’ve been coaching rookie teachers through the bumpy road of the first year on the job. Now it’s parents who are learning to teach on the fly and experiencing the first-year teacher rollercoaster. With that in mind, I’ve pulled together a free 1-week email series with the new-teacher advice that feels like it most applies to parents. Feel free to sign up and tell me what you think–and to share with any other parents who might find it helpful.
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Adequate Yearly Progress is a workplace novel that captures teaching with humor, insight, and heart. This perspective-hopping debut follows educators at an urban high school as their professional lives impact their personal lives and vice versa.
“A funny but insightful look at teachers in the workplace.”
“Roxanna Elden is not only a smart and funny storyteller, but she’s the kind of writer who takes us inside her characters and makes us feel the struggles that animate the teaching mission. . . This is a comic novel, but Elden, like all great writers, uses humor to make us see the humanity of her people. A gem.”
“Adequate Yearly Progress is a brilliant portrayal of our public education institutions and the systemic issues that affect students and teachers alike. Roxanna Elden’s spot-on observations, penetrating humor, and deeply felt characters make for an immersive story that is as fun to read as it is enlightening.”
“. . . compelling characters and irresistible plot threads. . . To read Adequate Yearly Progress is to bathe in a world of humanity that won’t soon be forgotten.”
“Roxanna Elden is one of the most practical, engaging and entertaining writers on education issues around.”
“An immensely readable novel. . . . brings the realities of 21st century schooling to life.”
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