Fighting teacher burnout

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. Encouragement comes in the form of a book co-edited by Boston College Lynch School of Education Associate Professor Audrey Friedman, 2009 Massachusetts Professor of the Year. Burned In: Fueling the Fire to Teach features essays from visionary educators, including Friedman’s Lynch School colleagues Andy Hargreaves and Curt Dudley-Marling. According to the publisher, the personal stories, as well as powerful research findings about what teachers need to succeed in today’s classrooms, will help fuel new and veteran educators’ passion for teaching so they stay ‘burned in’ instead of burning out. Listen to an interview conducted by Boston College Libraries’ Brendan Rapple in which Friedman discusses the book and her own passion for classroom teaching.
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