teacher two years in the mississippi delta

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Teacher

Author : Michael Copperman
ISBN : 9781496805881
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Michael Copperman left Stanford University for the Mississippi Delta in 2002, he imagined he would lift underprivileged children from the narrow horizons of rural poverty. Well-meaning but naïve, the Asian American from the West Coast soon lost his bearings in a world divided between black and white. He had no idea how to manage a classroom or help children navigate the considerable challenges they faced. In trying to help students, he often found he couldn't afford to give what they required--sometimes with heartbreaking consequences. His desperate efforts to save child after child were misguided but sincere. He offered children the best invitations to success he could manage. But he still felt like an outsider who was failing the children and himself. Teach For America has for a decade been the nation's largest employer of recent college graduates but has come under increasing criticism in recent years even as it has grown exponentially. This memoir considers the distance between the idealism of the organization's creed that "One day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education and reach their full potential" and what it actually means to teach in America's poorest and most troubled public schools. Copperman's memoir vividly captures his disorientation in the divided world of the Delta, even as the author marvels at the wit and resilience of the children in his classroom. To them, he is at once an authority figure and a stranger minority than even they are--a lone Asian, an outsider among outsiders. His journey is of great relevance to teachers, administrators, and parents longing for quality education in America. His frank story shows that the solutions for impoverished schools are far from simple.

Teacherpreneurs

Author : Barnett Berry
ISBN : 9781118540046
Genre : Education
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We need a bold new brand of teacher leadership that will createopportunities for teachers to practice, share, and grow theirknowledge and expertise. This book is about "teacherpreneurs"—highly accomplishedclassroom teachers who blur the lines of distinction between thosewho teach in schools and those who lead them. Theseteacherpreneurs embody the concept that teachers canteach as well as lead the transformation of teaching andlearning. It’s about empowering expert teachers who can buoythe image of teaching and enforce standards among their ranks whileall along making sure that their colleagues as well as educationpolicymakers and the public know what works best for students. The book follows a small group of teacherpreneurs in their firstyear. We join their journey toward becoming teacherleaders whose work is not defined by administrative fiat, but bytheir knowledge of students and drive to influence policies thatallow them and their colleagues to teach more effectively. Theauthors trace the teacherpreneurs' steps—and theirown—in the effort to determine what it means to define andexecute the concept of "teacherpreneurism" in the face of toughdemands and resistant organizational structures.

Chopsticks In The Land Of Cotton Lives Of Mississippi Delta Chinese Grocers

Author : John Jung
ISBN : 9780615185712
Genre : History
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The story of how a few Chinese immigrants found their way to the Mississippi River Delta in the late 1870s and earned their liVietnameseng with small family operated grocery stores in neighborhoods where mostly black cotton plantation workers lived. What was their status in the segregated black and white world of that time and place? How did this small group preserve their culture and ethnic identity? "Chopsticks in the Land of Cotton"is a social history of the lives of these pioneering families and the unique and valuable role they played in their communities for over a century.

Racial And Ethnic Tensions In American Communities The Mississippi Delta Report

Author : United States Commission on Civil Rights
ISBN : MINN:30000006914836
Genre : Minorities
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Reading With Patrick

Author : Michelle Kuo
ISBN : 9781447286066
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As a young English teacher keen to make a difference in the world, Michelle Kuo took a job at a tough school in the Mississippi Delta, sharing books and poetry with a young African-American teenager named Patrick and his classmates. For the first time, these kids began to engage with ideas and dreams beyond their small town, and to gain an insight into themselves that they had never had before. Two years later, Michelle left to go to law school; but Patrick began to lose his way, ending up jailed for murder. And that’s when Michelle decided that her work was not done, and began to visit Patrick once a week, and soon every day, to read with him again. Reading with Patrick is an inspirational story of friendship, a coming-of-age story for both a young teacher and a student, an expansive, deeply resonant meditation on education, race and justice, and a love letter to literature and its power to transcend social barriers.

Racial And Ethnic Tensions In American Communities The Mississippi Delta Report

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ISBN : UOM:39015054107241
Genre : Minorities
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Bulletin Delta State College

Author : Delta State College
ISBN : UIUC:30112112217382
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Assessment Hotspots

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ISBN : 9781428927216
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Racial And Ethnic Tensions In American Communities Poverty Inequality And Discrimination Volume Vii The Mississippi Delta Report February 2001

Author : United States Commission on Civil Rights
ISBN : PURD:32754081665329
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Racial And Ethnic Tensions In American Communities

Author : United States Commission on Civil Rights
ISBN : IND:30000065613618
Genre : Social Science
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