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Shifting Focus Back to Students

Making the Journey

There may be times in the year or your career when you find yourself hung up on details of a lesson, worrying if it is going to land and what the students might think of you if it doesn't. This can be especially true for new teachers.

In the following video, Ken Lindblom and Leila Christenbury, authors of Making the Journey: Being and Becoming a Teacher of English Language Arts, fourth edition, point out that students will accept it if you make a mistake or create a boring lesson that doesn't work, as long as students know, above all, that your main focus is their learning. 


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We know this time of year can be difficult for many classroom teachers, especially new teachers. We’ve pulled together some of our best resources to help you beat the burnout and made them available to you and your fellow teachers at Heinemann.com/burnout. Don’t burn out, ignite!



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Topics: Video, education, Making the Journey, Burnout, Ken Lindblom, Leila Christenbury

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