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Book details
  • Genre:EDUCATION
  • SubGenre:Decision-Making & Problem Solving
  • Language:English
  • Pages:160
  • eBook ISBN:9781618421999

Diary of an Inner City Teacher

by Tamam Tracy Moncur

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Overview
Diary of an Inner City Teacher is a probe into the reality of teaching in our inner city school systems as seen from the front line. Let’s be innovative together and design new millennium schools that address the educational needs of the inner city students before it’s too late! Our children’s very existence is at stake!
Description
Our communities and schools are plagued with violence, bullying, and fighting. Tamam Tracy Moncur exposes through her personal journal the plights, the highlights, the sadness, and the joys she has experienced as a teacher. Come to understand why the United States Department of Education and the various state departments of education must realize the teaching of academics cannot be divorced from the social issues that confront the students. Let’s be innovative together and design new millennium schools that address the educational needs of the inner city students before it’s too late! Our children’s very existence is at stake! Laugh, cry, and become informed as you embrace the accounts of an inner city teacher.
About the author
Tamam Tracy Moncur was born in Oakland, California. She attended elementary school in Oakland, and attended middle and high school in Berkeley. She was a civil rights activist in San Francisco prior to relocating to the East Coast. She met her husband, renowned jazz musician Grachan Moncur III in New York City. They were burned out of their apartment in Harlem, and eventually her husband’s grandmother was able to secure an apartment for them in Newark, New Jersey, in one of the high rise projects that existed at that time. Tamam in the past has worked with her husband arranging musical compositions and performing. In her spare time, she has self published several poetry booklets, co-produced a CD of music and poetry, and collaborated with her family to produce a play that her mother wrote. She also has written short stories and a novel, but this project, Diary of an Inner City Teacher, is very close to her heart. She invites you to walk with her on her personal journey so you can perceive the classroom experience from a different perspective and become an advocate for change in the development of innovative schools for the future.
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