An Empty Seat in Class: Teaching and Learning After the by Rick Ayers PDF

By Rick Ayers

ISBN-10: 0807756121

ISBN-13: 9780807756126

The loss of life of a scholar, in particular to gun violence, is a life-changing adventure that happens with a growing number of frequency in America’s faculties. for every of those tragedies, there's a school room and there's a instructor. but pupil dying is usually a forbidden topic, faraway from instructor schooling improvement periods the place the curriculum is targeted as an alternative on studying approximately criteria, lesson plans, and pedagogy. What can and may academics do while the insufferable happens? An Empty Seat in Class illuminates the tragedy of pupil dying and indicates methods of dealing and therapeutic in the lecture room neighborhood. This ebook weaves the tale of the author’s very own adventure of a student’s deadly taking pictures with brief items by means of different educators who've labored via both poor occasions and in addition comprises contributions from counselors, therapists, and college principals. via accrued knowledge, educators are given the potential and the assets to discover their very own route to therapeutic their scholars, their groups, and themselves.

“A dreadful script were written for our college and city (and the area) yet this didn't suggest new script couldn't be written by means of us. We didn’t need to join the tragic script past our keep an eye on. It used to be time to rewrite.”
Lee Keylock, high institution instructor, Sandy Hook, CT

“This ebook is a meditation at the unspeakable horror and resulting pain that follows the demise of a pupil. A heretofore taboo topic, academics have a lot to proportion approximately their artistic, improvisational praxes while shared cultural scripts in city school rooms are unavailable. This relocating and poignant textual content illuminates up to it inspires.
Angela Valenzuela, Professor of schooling, college of Texas, Director of the Texas heart for schooling Policy

“Written via crucial form of specialist, a person who has been there, Dr. Ayers candidly discusses his personal struggles following the violent loss of life of 1 of his scholars. This e-book serves as a useful advisor, delivering learn and sensible instruments on find out how to reply to a pupil demise and facilitate a secure area within the school room the place scholars can ask questions, show feelings, and approach their grief. it is a must-read for each instructor, administrator, and counselor in order that a faculty is easily ready within the occasion of a tragedy.”
Heidi Horsley, government director, Open to wish beginning, adjunct professor, Columbia collage college of Social Work

“For those that train, this booklet will most likely evoke painful thoughts of loss and unrealized power that accompanies the tragedy of any student's loss of life. study rooms and groups are worlds in their personal, the place saving one existence or inspiring a person in even the main minute or short-term manner can suggest saving an entire global. Ayers's booklet honors the lives of either academics and scholars. it's a ebook for all of us.”
Jack Weinstein, director, San Francisco Bay quarter, dealing with historical past and Ourselves

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