Inspiring the Future: A New Teacher's Guide to the Law is a complete and up to date resource dealing with all aspects of the law as it relates to the field of education. It is intended for all new teachers and professionals involved in the teaching profession, either as administrators, educators or legal counsel to elementary or secondary boards or parents with children in the school system. In particular, the book provides materials and insight aimed primarily at enhancing issue-spotting skills, so teachers can more readily determine when to seek legal guidance. Authored by two leading experts in the field of childhood education and education law, the book covers such current topics as harassment (both by students and teachers), bullying, cyber-bulling and the increased use of social media by students, the teacher's position of trust in relation to students, professionalism and off-duty behaviour of teachers, tort and negligence principles as they apply in the educational setting, dress codes and the accommodation of ethno-cultural attire, and many other topics. The book includes useful and relevant legislative and policy statement appendices as well as a detailed analytical index.