The Other Side of the Harbor: The Journey of a First-Year Urban Teacher

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After graduating from college, author Matthew A. Ohlson returns to his hometown to be a fourth-grade teacher. Ignoring offers to work in the private sector or to teach in safer, more prestigious suburban schools, he returns to his old neighborhood to teach in one of Boston's most troubled schools. "The Other Side of the Harbor" follows the obstacles Ohlson and his students encounter, both in and out of the classroom. The twenty-eight students that make up the class of room 213 initially greet Ohlson with a display of bedlam ...

The Other Side of the Harbor: The Journey of a First-Year Urban Teacher 2007, iUniverse, Bloomington IN

ISBN-13: 9780595415823

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