This volume is an extended case study of a hypothetical school district--its residential communities, a middle school and secondary school, its students, teachers, administrators, parents and board members. An integrated series of cases, all dealing with characters and situations within the school district, it offers a realistic picture of what teaching is really about. Case activities increase readers' awareness of the professional aspects of teaching, and provide opportunities for teacher reflection and decision making and for dealing with the consequences of teacher actions. Chapters 2-15 include Questions for Reflection and Discussion, Class and Individual Projects, and Questions Based on Activities. Most chapters conclude with Additional Teaching and Learning Skills and Suggestions For Further Reading.