How to Teach
by Jane Califf
Inspiring Stories, Insights and Strategies to
Help You and Your Students Thrive
This ebook is full of stories on how other teachers and I had success in creating supportive classrooms with no yelling, shaming or blaming. It also highlights other topics such as the need for an interesting curriculum with cooperative learning that includes social justice, environmental and climate change issues as well as how to relate positively with parents/guardians.
There are 38 inspiring stories that I could not include in this book for lack of space but which I reference in various chapters as they relate to topics being discussed. Each story has a link to this website and is listed in alphabetical order by title on the "Teachers' Personal Stories" page. As you read through the book, you will be able to link to any of these stories for further information on the topic at hand or you can access them directly in the link above.
You can read How to Teach Without Screaming at this website:
There you will see the book cover. Stay on this page and scroll down until you see links to the entire book under CONTENTS.
This book will be published soon in print. There will be information at this website with details.
About Jane Califf
Jane with a group of students in Brooklyn
I am a retired educator. I taught elementary school, alternative high school, English as a second language and adult literacy, including in the Brooklyn House of Detention for Men, all in formal settings in Brooklyn, NY, New York City, Long Island and New Jersey . My last nine years were spent as Director of Outreach in the Urban Education Dept., Rutgers University/Newark, New Jersey campus where I ran the student teacher program and taught literacy courses.
In the 1970s and early 80’s I worked for the Council on Interracial Books for Children which did great work in exposing biases in classic and modern children's literature and in pushing publishers to print books by and about Asians, African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos/as, and other oppressed groups discriminated against in mainstream publishing.
I have written articles on education, created curriculum and conducted workshops for teachers and parents. Recently, I completed a book for educators, entitled "How To Teach Without Screaming: Inspiring Stories, Insights and Strategies to Help You and Your Students Thrive" which is the focus of this website. I look forward to hearing from readers with any comments or questions.