The New Teacher Book (Paperback)

Finding purpose, balance, and hope your first years in the classroom

By Linda Christensen (Editor), Stan Karp (Editor), Bob Peterson (Editor)

Rethinking Schools, 9780942961034, 352pp.

Publication Date: March 8, 2019

List Price: 24.95*
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This expanded third edition of The New Teacher Book grew out of Rethinking Schools workshops with early career teachers. It offers practical guidance on how to flourish in schools and classrooms and connect in meaningful ways with students and families from all cultures and backgrounds.

Praise For The New Teacher Book: Finding purpose, balance, and hope your first years in the classroom

"I wish I had had The New Teacher Book when I started. But I have it now. We all have it now. Read it. Learn from it. Use it to change the world."
Lily Eskelsen Garcia
President, National Education Association

"This new edition of The New Teacher Book delivers powerful stories and lessons that will help new teachers infuse social justice ideals in their classrooms every day."
Randi Weingarten
President, American Federation of Teachers

"The New Teacher Book offers a roadmap for sustaining a career as a social justice educator. It’s the kind of vision we need to fill classrooms with learning and hope."
Linda Darling-Hammond
Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus, Stanford University

"This book shows how teachers can work with compassion, creativity, and a commitment to social justice. For teachers who seek to make a difference, it will be a source of inspiration and a guide for how to sustain yourself during these difficult times."
Pedro Noguera
Distinguished Professor of Education, UCLA

"Rethinking Schools is an invaluable teaching, union, and movement resource, and The New Teacher Book shows the way."
Alex Caputo Pearl
President, United Teachers of Los Angeles