I recently joined a prestigious group of educators and authors, contributing a chapter to a new book titled Burned In: Fueling the Fire to Teach. Edited by Audrey A. Friedman and Luke Reynolds and published by Teachers College Press, this inspiring book asked veteran educators for advice specifically aimed at helping new teachers “burn in” instead “burn out.” I am so proud to have been included in this project!

Burned In

Here is the official description of Burned In:

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. Burned In features essays from today’s most visionary educators. Their personal stories will help fuel new and veteran educators’ passion for teaching so they stay “burned in” instead of burning out. Readers will hear inspiring stories of veteran public school teachers, as well as powerful research findings about what teachers need to succeed in today’s classrooms. Never before has a single volume brought together the experiences of so many renowned teachers, scholars, and bestselling authors.

The editors of this collection are donating their royalties to the Center for Courage and Renewal and the Children’s Defense Fund.

Here is a list of the contributing authors with links about them (where available).

Jim Burke
Michael Dunn
Andy Hargreaves

Rosetta Marantz Cohen
Curt Dudley-Marling

James W. Loewen
Sam Intrator
Gregory Michie
Peter Elbow
Patricia A. Wasley
Parker Palmer
Sam Scheer
Zoe Weil

Kirsten Olson
Christopher L. Doyle
Sonia Nieto