Dr. Margaret Aisicovich returned to talk about her new book, 100 Ways to Kill a Teacher: Cautionary Tales about Public Education in Canada.
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I follow Dr. Aisicovich because she challenges my thinking. While working on my own dissertation, I cited her research on teacher and administrator perceptions of multilingual learners. Her new book, 100 Ways to Kill a Teacher; Cautionary Tales about Public Education in Canada, shares pitfalls, heartbreaks, and limitations teachers can expect to face in the field. On the show, she shares about this raw take on the field and how she hopes it will add to the profession.
In the show, we talked about some of the realities outlined in the book. Many of us can empathize with the challenges teachers face. Margaret hopes her book will help jumpstart conversations and serve as a call to action that can support change.
I agree that we need to constantly examine how we are functioning systemically. I was particularly drawn to the chapter on professional development and some of the challenges she describes. On the podcast, we had a great conversation about the possible pitfalls and how they might be avoided.
As we mentioned on the show, this book can help educators feel that they are not alone. There are many situations that people do not expect when they enter the field. I appreciate Dr. Aisicovich for her candor and her passion.
Thank you Margaret and Stephen for the conversation and thank YOU for tuning in.
Take good care,
PS: Our DIYpd4MLs book is now on the shelves and you can join us for the launch party on November 15 at 4pm PT / 7PM ET. Register right here to attend. We are excited to offer a free chapter download to all attendees.