Publication Date: June 6, 2011
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.
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.
“Add this book to your must-have teaching references, and be moved by the wisdom and hope it offers.”
"If you know someone who wants to teach, give them this book."
"When I saw this book, I felt I had found friends who understood and appreciated my love and hope for teaching."
—Stephen Gordon, Boston public school teacher of 35 years, UMASS Boston writing coach