Why We Teach

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Juni 2005



Why teach? Listen to the voices of both veteran and new teachers as they share their most heartfelt and thoughtful replies to this simple but important question. Sonia Nieto, a distinguished teacher and bestselling author, has gathered the insights and inspirations of K-12 classroom teachers as they examine how and why they find purpose and value in the work they do. The teachers in this book, like so many across the country, do the kind of work that may not grab headlines but is far more important than even the highest test score: These teachers listen closely to their students. They share in their students' struggles and successes. They create a classroom climate that encourages growth, direction, and purpose. They help students develop into thoughtful, engaged citizens. The teachers in this book show us the kinds of learning that really matter, and the kinds of lessons that students can take with them for their entire lives. This inspirational book focuses on the quintessential values of teaching, challenges current notions that focus on only accountability, testing, and standardization, and provide a compelling message of hope for public education.


"This book is timely and needed; it is an important continuation of a conversation she started in What Keeps Teachers Going?" - Bernadette Anand, Bank Street College of Education; "These essays offer a more complex, thoughtful, and progressive view of the possibilities of schooling, at a time when teachers need support for preserving alternative visions for teaching and learning." - Lee Anne Bell, Barnard College; "I learned an important lesson almost immediately: Be yourself." - Bob Amses (4th grade); "I teach because teaching brings me hope." - Ambrizeth Lima (high school); "Learning is not a business, it is personal." - Sandra Jenoure (middle school)"
EAN: 9780807745939
ISBN: 0807745936
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2005
Seitenanzahl: 242 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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