Teaching in the Dark

A Memoir

by Genét Simone

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/22/2023

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 530
ISBN : 9798765244296
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 530
ISBN : 9798765244302
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 530
ISBN : 9798765244289

About the Book

A young teacher buys a one-way ticket to Shishmaref, Alaska. Within minutes of landing, she finds herself dealing with unexpected, rustic accommodations, and the culture shock of living in a remote Iñuit community. She relies on her courage, resilience, and wit while enduring freezing temperatures, power outages, loneliness, and first-year teacher anxieties and missteps, but eventually realizes that those challenges pale in comparison to the life lessons she learns about the heart of teaching—lessons from her students, their culture, and their community, on the vast, windy landscape at the edge of the Chukchi Sea.

About the Author

Genét Simone, Ph.D., has been a teacher and teacher educator for over thirty years. Her experiences in Shishmaref, Alaska, spearheaded a life-long inquiry into what draws people to follow their calling into the teaching profession and what keeps them there. She is passionate about tending to the often over-looked emotional and psychological impact of being an educator in challenging places, in challenging times. To further that mission, she created the B.E.S.T. Formula, a system for helping teachers be Brave, Effective, Self-Caring, and Transformative, so they can stay in the profession they love. She lives in Seattle, Washington. Teaching in the Dark is her first book.