Conversations About Being A Teacher

Author: J. Victor McGuire
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452236267
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Highly readable and engaging, this unique resource helps all educators fine-tune their expectations for the teaching profession.

Ways Of Being In Teaching

Author: Sean Wiebe
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463510923
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As teachers, we share experiences with one another. It is a way to make sense of our teaching lives and teaching selves. Ways of Being in Teaching is that kind of sharing; it is a scholarly conversation that will appeal to teachers who are tired of the tips and tricks, and want to talk more deeply about how to flourish in this profession. Most of us know ways to strengthen and sustain self, soul, heart, identity, and how these key touchstones also strengthen teaching. This book recognizes that who we are, where we are, and why, is as much a social process as a personal one. Attending to life purpose is a way of attending to teaching. Chapters in this text are insightfully forthright, challenging us to undertake the rigourous work of discovering who we are as human beings and how this impacts who we are with our students. Canadian curriculum scholar Cynthia Chambers asks us to listen for what keeps us awake at night, and with Ways of Being in Teaching we bring what we have heard into the daylight, into the conversation. “This collection of reflections and conversations does more than provide provocative reading for the reflective teacher. It invites practitioners to find their own place at the table of sharing and to welcome the stories that will certainly come as a result of engaging with this community of life writers.” – Carmen Schlamb, Professor, Seneca College

Becoming The Teacher You Wish You D Had

Author: Scott Holley
Publisher: Truman State University Press
ISBN: 1612481914
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What makes a good teacher? For all the effort that has gone into analyzing and breaking down its processes, teaching is not an exact science. According to Scott Holley, being a good teacher boils down to successfully translating theory into real-world situations. Becoming the Teacher You Wish You’d Had, a mix of philosophy, memoir, and practical advice from Holley and other teachers with years of classroom experience, offers examples of this translation through stories of great lessons, failures to connect, and days of laughter. Holley addresses the issue of what it means to be an ideal teacher—one who has the flexibility and insight to reach each student and to inspire them to want to learn—while ensuring that becoming the teacher you wish you’d had only takes a mind open to the possibilities.

Conversations With Great Teachers

Author: Bill Smoot
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253004322
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In the spirit of Studs Terkel's Working, Bill Smoot interviews master teachers in fields ranging from K--12 and higher education to the arts, trades and professions, sports, and politics. The result suggests a dinner party where the most fascinating teachers in America discuss their various styles as well as what makes their work meaningful to them. What is it that passes between the best teachers and their students to make learning happen? What are the keys to teaching the joys of literature, shooting a basketball, alligator wrestling, or how to survive one's first year in the U.S. Congress? Smoot's insightful questions elicit thought-provoking reflections about teaching as a calling and its aims, frustrations, and satisfactions.

Conversations

Author: Regie Routman
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN:
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Provides teachers with specific advice and strategies for teaching reading and writing.

Teacher Education For Diversity

Author: Elizabeth Walton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351806572
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Foregrounding the diversity that characterises various educational settings, this book discusses how histories and geographies of oppression, exclusion and marginalisation have impacted on teacher education. Contributors draw on first-hand experiences of living and working in countries including Brazil, China, South Africa, New Zealand and Malawi. Positioned in a geographical and metaphorical ‘Global South’, the book draws critical attention to debates which have been otherwise marginalised in relation to those conducted in the ‘Global North’. Chapters address difference and diversity on both a conceptual and empirical level, acknowledging the significance of various global trends including increased migration and urbanisation; and broadening understandings of race, religion, gender, sexuality and dis/ability. Taken together, these chapters reveal the extent of the work which still remains to be done in the field of teacher education for diversity. The issues discussed are of global significance, making this text key reading for teachers, teacher educators, and those concerned with the advancement of social justice and reduction of inequality through education.

Teaching Talk

Author: Kara Pranikoff
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325086767
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Talk is part of every classroom, regardless of grade, content area, or school location. So how can teachers harness the energy of talk to spark discussion, strengthen student dialogue, and deepen comprehension? Teaching Talk is a practical resource that will help you focus your lens on classroom talk, making the most of the student voices and ideas that are already part of your classroom, and increasing the potential for learning. Kara Pranikoff offers suggestions and strategies that can be used immediately, starting with a comprehensive list of questions to help teachers assess and reflect on student talk. Each chapter addresses an element of classroom talk along with concrete examples to help you: collect and analyze artifacts of talk provide opportunities for students to share their ideas create conversations orchestrated by students and grounded in their ideas strengthen both talking and listening in conversation reflect on progress, set goals and refine instruction. Conversation is the currency of most ideas in the world. With Teaching Talk as your guide, you'll help students develop the skills they need to be inquisitive, independent, and critical thinkers in all aspects of their lives.

The Scientist S Conversations With The Teacher

Author: Alexander Zelitchenko
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595194125
Size: 44.22 MB
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The world is "bigger" than it seems. Besides the world of things, which is the coarsest, there are more subtle worlds. Just like the world of things, the subtle worlds are material: each one is formed by material of a particular subtlety. Each part of the World is a triad "Idea (incarnated by a thing)-Thing-Being (that realizes the idea and makes the thing)." Triads form the World Hierarchy of ideas-things-beings. Any triad develops. What is subtle develops into what is coarse, while what is coarse develops into what is subtle. Each being works together with other beings. Being has instruments - bodies - for working with materials of varying subtlety. Man has three bodies: a spiritual one, a mental one and a physical one. Man's task is to realize special "human" ideas. This process culminates when ones comes to spiritual awareness. The development of man is a development of spiritual awareness. Man needs to purify himself, from time to time, from the by-products of the realization of ideas. This purification is death. Death turns man into another being, but it does not stop development. Man's fate provides him with the best conditions for working and developing.

Teaching Australian Literature

Author: Brenton Doecke
Publisher: Wakefield Press
ISBN: 1743050453
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This volume brings together teachers, teacher educators, creative writers and literary scholars in a joint inquiry that takes a fresh look at what it means to teach Australian literature. The essays assembled in this volume transcend the divisions that have sometimes marred debates about the place of Australian literature in the school curriculum.

Making Of A Teacher

Author: Tim Flinders
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 9781586380564
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Based on a series of private conversations and public talks, this biographical sketch touches on many of the highlights of Eknath Easwaran's life. Written by two of his longtime students, this thoughtful and loving portrait provides striking insights.