New York, NY: Teachers College Press, 2011

Audrey A. Friedman, Associate Professor, Lynch School of Education

Dr. Audrey Friedman, Associate Professor, Lynch School of Education, was named "Massachusetts Professor of the Year" in 2009 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in recognition of her commitment to preparing the next generation of classroom teachers.

Almost half of new teachers leave the profession within their first year. New teachers need support, mentoring, encouragement, and, most importantly, hope in order to survive the challenges of their first years of teaching. Burned In features essays from today’s most visionary educators, including Audrey Friedman, Andy Hargreaves, Curt Dudley-Marling, Jim Burke, Peter Elbow, James Loewen, Gregory Michie, Sonia Nieto, Kirsten Olson, and Parker Palmer. Their personal stories will help fuel new and veteran educators’ passion for teaching so they stay “burned in” instead of burning out. Readers will hear stories of veteran public school teachers, as well as powerful research findings about what teachers need to succeed in today’s classrooms. Never before has a single volume brought together the experiences of so many renowned teachers, scholars, and bestselling authors.

Refocusing School Leadership