WorldCat Identities

Smith, Terry Jo

Overview
Works: 7 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 1,327 library holdings
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Terry Jo Smith
Stories out of school : memories and reflections on care and cruelty in the classroom( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engaging troubling students : a constructivist approach by Scot Danforth( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides instructional and student support practices engaging problematic students in the learning process and building strong relationships with them
Teaching the children we fear : stories from the front by Terry Jo Smith( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This teacher narrative draws on several years of teaching children and adolescents who are deemed "severely emotionally disordered" by the public school system. More often than not, the students portrayed in this narrative are also labeled in the juvenile justice system where they are considered "juvenile offenders." The stories told are not meant to "demonstrate best practices." Ultimately, the stories are written as a means of inquiry into constraints and possibilities of working meaningfully with students who are often resistant and untrusting. The volume provides a multilayered contextual analysis into the politics of difference and how it is played out in four public schools over eight years. It is also an exploration of a teacher's inner life and the story of her own profound changes as she begins to listen to and learn from her students." "Because the narrative evolves out of life in the classroom, it broaches a broad range of topics from violence to curriculum, from fear to love. This critical teacher story provides both the novice and the experienced teacher with renderings of school life that will provoke deep reflections on fundamental questions of teachering and learning, socialization and control, self and others."--book jacket
Engaging troubled students by Scot Danforth( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storying Moral Dimensions of Disordering: Teacher Inquiry in to the Social Construction of Severe Emotional Disturbance by Terry Jo Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Stories can have powerful effects on others. An autobiographical account of a behavior specialist's supposed descent into a severe emotional disturbance (sed) is presented here. Written as a narrative, the story opens with a description of what it is like to think differently from everyone else. It is conjectured that either the years spent by the author teaching emotionally disturbed children changed her and she began to see the world as her students saw it, or, that she somehow caught the sed "disease" from her students. The accompanying freedom from going "crazy" is described through analysis and through case studies. The narrative begins with the first day of school and the author's new job as a behavior specialist for sed children in a rural middle school. The insanity of job expectations and of the reactions of those around her are carefully depicted. The resultant role conflict, the labeling by peers, and the absurdity of numerous situations are explored. The narrative is sustained by the author's work with one sed student and the difficult and sometimes impossible situations in which she sees this student placed. The paper closes with a theoretical discussion of nonconformity. (Rjm)
Constructions of order and disorder : lived experiences of a classroom by Terry Jo Smith( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Teaching the children we fear : stories from the front by Terry Jo Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Stories out of school : memories and reflections on care and cruelty in the classroom
Covers
Engaging troubling students : a constructivist approachTeaching the children we fear : stories from the frontEngaging troubled students
Languages
English (22)