North Hall Library


Teacher Biographies

First Year Teachers: Videos

The first year.  Documents the challenges and rewards for five first year teachers in the Los Angeles School District (80 min.).  Video Cassette LB2844.1.N4 F54 2001

First year teachers / by John Merrow.  [Variant Title: So where's my apple?].  Follows three rookie teachers in Baltimore County through their first year in the classroom (45 min.).  Video Cassette LB2844.1.N4 F57 1990

First Year Teachers: Books

The battle for room 314: my year of hope and despair in a New York City high school / Ed Boland.  LA 2317 .B555 A3 2016

Beyond student teaching / Ellen L. Kronowitz.  LB 2844.1.N4 K76 1991

Don't smile until Christmas; accounts of the first year of teaching. (c 1970).  LB 2844.1.N4 R95

Educating Esmé: diary of a teacher's first year / Esmé Raji Codell.  LB 2844.1.N4 C63 2001 

The First year of teaching: real world stories from America's teachers / edited by Pearl Rock Kane.  LB 2844.1.N4 F56 1991

First-year teacher : a case study / Robert V. Bullough, Jr.  LB 2844.1.N4 B85 1989

First-year urban high school teacher:  Holding the torch, lighting the fire / Paul Weinberg.  LB 1777.2 .W44 2008 

It won't be easy : an exceedingly honest (and slightly unprofessional) love letter to teaching /  Tom Rademacher. LA2317.R25 A3 2017

Ms Moffett’s first year: becoming a teacher in America / Abby Goodnough.  LC 5133.N4 G66 2004

My first year as a teacher / Pearl Rock Kane.  LB 2844 .1 .N4 F56 1996

The Roller coaster year: essays by and for beginning teachers / editor, Kevin Ryan.  LB 2844.1.N4 R65 1992

Stories of beginning teachers: first year challenges and beyond / Roehrig.  LB 2844.1.N4 R62 2002

Up the down staircase / Bel Kaufman. (c1964).  PS 3521.A722 U6

Teacher Biographies (not specifically first year)

Children learning : a teacher's classroom diary / Paula Polk Lillard (c 1980).  LB1033 .L46

Close encounters of the third-grade kind / Phillip Done.  Ebook

Escalante : the best teacher in America / Jay Mathews.  LD 7501.L73 M37 1988

The Essential 55 / Ron Clark.  LB 1025.3 .C534 2003

The Excellent 11: Qualities teachers and parents use to motivate, inspire, and educate children / Ron Clark.  LB 1025.3 .C5344 2004

Going to kindergarten: a year with an outstanding teacher / Donald J. Richgels.  LB 1169 .R48 2003

Good day bad day: teaching as a high-wire act / Ken Winograd.  LB 2844.1 .N4 W58 2005

The good preschool teacher : six teachers reflect on their lives / William Ayers.  LB 1775.5 .A97 1989

Common sense: What it means to be a teacher / Michael Gose.  Ebook

Greatest catch: a life in teaching / Penny Kittle.  LA 2317 .K557 A3 2005

Growing minds:  on becoming a teacher / Herbert Kohl.  LA 2317.K64 A33 1984

Holler if you hear me: The education of a teacher and his students / Gregory Michie.  LC 4093 .C49 M53 1999

Losing my faculties:  a teacher’s story / Brendan Halpin.  LA 2301 .H35 2003 

No place but here:  a teacher's vocation in a rural community / Garret Keizer.  LA 2317.K335 A3 1988

Our last term: a teacher's diary / Lucille G. Natkins.  LA222 .N34 1986

Powerful classroom stories from accomplished teachers / Adrienne Mack-Kirschner.  LB 1025.3 .M334 2004

Romances with schools:  a life of education / John I. Goodlad.  LB 885 .G66 2004

Small victories: the real world of a teacher, her students, and their high school / Samuel G. Freedman.  LD7501.N525 F74 1990

Somebody else’s kids / Torey L. Hayden.  LB 1028.8 .H39 1981

Tales out of school: a teacher's candid account from the front lines of the American high school today / Patrick Welsh.  LD7501.A4498 W45 1986

Teacher Man / Frank McCourt.  LA2317.M36 A3 2005

Teachers' stories: from personal narrative to professional insight / Mary Renck Jalongo, Joan P. Isenberg.  LB1029.B55 J35 1995

The teacher's voice: a sense of who we are / Ray Raphael.  LA2311 .R36 1985

Teaching again: A professor's tale of returning to a ninth grade classroom / Thomas Poetter.  Ebook

This teaching life:  how I taught myself to teach / Selma Wassermann.  LA 2317 .W34 A3 2004

Under running laughter: notes from a renegade classroom / Quincy Howe, Jr.  LC4093.N5 H69 1991

Welcome to the aquarium: a year in the lives of children / Julie Diamond.  LB 1733 .D53 2008

Why do only white people get abducted by aliens?  Teaching lessons from the Bronx / Ilana Garon.  Ebook