Everyday urban educators work under greater bureaucratic constraints; they teach more students a day, and do so while lacking basic materials. At the same time their students often bring into the classroom the social problems that plague their inner city communities. New teachers in urban schools leave within the first five years. Often more than not they are frustrated and burned out. First Aid for the First Year Teacher (a practical guide for urban educators) is an interactive book designed to teach new teachers in urban schools how to manage themselves and gain a better understanding of their students.