Everything you need to understand or teach Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder.
Among School Children by Tracy Kidder is an account of Christine Zajac's fifth grade classroom at Kelly School in Holyoke Massachusetts. For an entire year, Kidder observed Chris' classroom. Through his observations, Kidder explains the trials and tribulations that Chris must go through as a teacher in a poor neighborhood in the United States. He uses Chris' anecdotes as a larger comment on the American school system as a whole.
The novel begins with Chris preparing her classroom for school. It is September and while Chris has enjoyed her Summer vacation, she is ready for a new batch of children. On the first day, the children assess Chris. She makes it clear that while she will treat them fairly and is sweet, she demands the best. If a student does not do her best, she will make them do it again. On the first day, one child catches...
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