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Twenty teachers [electronic resource] /
Ken Macrorie.
imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1987.
description
272 p. : ill.
ISBN
0195049829 (paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1987.
isbn
0195049829 (paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Title from e-book title screen (viewed December 12, 2007).
catalogue key
7372134
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Ken Macrorie, Emeritus Professor of English at Western Michigan University, is a staff member at the Bread Loaf School of English
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Anyone who has been teaching more than a few years should read this book. It brings a healthy perspective to bear on one's teaching and one's institution."--Peg Levine, Keuka College
"Anyone who has been teaching more than a few years should read this book.It brings a healthy perspective to bear on one's teaching and one'sinstitution."--Peg Levine, Keuka College
"A refreshing book which answers a wealth of questions and allows us as educators to stop recreating the educational wheel."--Donald C. Royal, Olivet Nazarene University
"As a parent reading Macrorie's interviews, my response was, 'I want people like that teaching my kids.'"--Washington Post
"As a parent reading Macrorie's interviews, my response was, 'I wantpeople like that teaching my kids.'"--Washington Post
"A worthy addition to the expanding body of work on teaching."--New York Times Book Review
"A worthy addition to the expanding body of work on teaching."--New YorkTimes Book Review
"Excellent book for providing insight into the field of education and how outstanding educators view their profession. My students will be using this book as the impetus to writing their own philosophy on teaching."--Laura Labenberg, Hofstra University
"Excellent book for providing insight into the field of education and howoutstanding educators view their profession. My students will be using thisbook as the impetus to writing their own philosophy on teaching."--LauraLabenberg, Hofstra University
"Outstanding book! Most helpful for my beginning teachers who are now doing their practice teaching!"--Lottie Phillips, Olinet University
"Outstanding book! Most helpful for my beginning teachers who are nowdoing their practice teaching!"--Lottie Phillips, Olinet University
"Take this sojourn back to the heart of education."--American School Board Journal
"Take this sojourn back to the heart of education."--American School BoardJournal
"Twenty Teachers describes 'education' at its best."--Educational Studies
"Twenty Teachers describes 'education' at its best."--EducationalStudies
"Excellent book for providing insight into the field of education and how outstanding educators view their profession. My students will be using this book as the impetus to writing their own philosophy on teaching."--Laura Labenberg, Hofstra University"Outstanding book! Most helpful for my beginning teachers who are now doing their practice teaching!"--Lottie Phillips, Olinet University"Twenty Teachers describes 'education' at its best."--Educational Studies"A worthy addition to the expanding body of work on teaching."--New York Times Book Review"Take this sojourn back to the heart of education."--American School Board Journal"As a parent reading Macrorie's interviews, my response was, 'I want people like that teaching my kids.'"--Washington Post"A refreshing book which answers a wealth of questions and allows us as educators to stop recreating the educational wheel."--Donald C. Royal, Olivet Nazarene University"Anyone who has been teaching more than a few years should read this book. It brings a healthy perspective to bear on one's teaching and one's institution."--Peg Levine, Keuka College
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Summaries
Long Description
The rare and exceptional teacher--one who could teach absolutely anything to anybody--is what Ken Macrorie set out to find among teachers of many different subjects at many different levels. The result of his search is 20 Teachers, a collection of revealing profiles in which outstanding educators explain what works for them in the classroom and why. Macrorie's interviews with these professionals show an astonishing similarity in their beliefs, methods, and attitudes andthe keys to their success with students from first grade to the graduate level. Ranging from a woodworking instructor in a wealthy suburban school to an inner-city history teacher to a professor of space engineering, the teachers profiled here share a fundamental belief in putting choice and responsibility in the hands of their students, no matter what their age. Macrorie includes, in addition to the interviews, a summary chapter listing 43 items these teachers claim help learners to do "good works." Finally, in an "Open Letter About Schools," he explores the notionthat schools have developed, often unwittingly, traditions that run counter to the way these educators work; he discusses the obstacles they face, from both within the system and without. Twenty Teachers offers insights that will enable others to inspire learning in their students and voices a new and challenging view of today's educational system.
Main Description
The rare and exceptional teacher--one who could teach absolutely anything to anybody--is what Ken Macrorie set out to find among teachers of many different subjects at many different levels. The result of his search is 20 Teachers, a collection of revealing profiles in which outstandingeducators explain what works for them in the classroom and why. Macrorie's interviews with these professionals show an astonishing similarity in their beliefs, methods, and attitudes and the keys to their success with students from first grade to the graduate level. Ranging from a woodworking instructor in a wealthy suburban school to an inner-city history teacher to a professor of space engineering, the teachers profiled here share a fundamental belief in putting choice and responsibility in the hands of their students, no matter what their age.Macrorie includes, in addition to the interviews, a summary chapter listing 43 items these teachers claim help learners to do "good works." Finally, in an "Open Letter About Schools," he explores the notion that schools have developed, often unwittingly, traditions that run counter to the way theseeducators work; he discusses the obstacles they face, from both within the system and without. Twenty Teachers offers insights that will enable others to inspire learning in their students and voices a new and challenging view of today's educational system.
Main Description
The rare and exceptional teacher--one who could teach absolutely anything to anybody--is what Ken Macrorie set out to find among teachers of many different subjects at many different levels. The result of his search is20 Teachers, a collection of revealing profiles in which outstanding educators explain what works for them in the classroom and why. Macrorie's interviews with these professionals show an astonishing similarity in their beliefs, methods, and attitudes and the keys to their success with students from first grade to the graduate level. Ranging from a woodworking instructor in a wealthy suburban school to an inner-city history teacher to a professor of space engineering, the teachers profiled here share a fundamental belief in putting choice and responsibility in the hands of their students, no matter what their age. Macrorie includes, in addition to the interviews, a summary chapter listing 43 items these teachers claim help learners to do "good works." Finally, in an "Open Letter About Schools," he explores the notion that schools have developed, often unwittingly, traditions that run counter to the way these educators work; he discusses the obstacles they face, from both within the system and without. Twenty Teachersoffers insights that will enable others to inspire learning in their students and voices a new and challenging view of today's educational system.
Main Description
The rare and exceptional teacher--one who could teach absolutely anything to anybody--is what Ken Macrorie set out to find among teachers of many different subjects at many different levels. The result of his search is 20 Teachers, a collection of revealing profiles in which outstanding educators explain what works for them in the classroom and why. Macrorie's interviews with these professionals show an astonishing similarity in their beliefs, methods, and attitudes and the keys to their success with students from first grade to the graduate level.Ranging from a woodworking instructor in a wealthy suburban school to an inner-city history teacher to a professor of space engineering, the teachers profiled here share a fundamental belief in putting choice and responsibility in the hands of their students, no matter what their age. Macrorie includes, in addition to the interviews, a summary chapter listing 43 items these teachers claim help learners to do "good works." Finally, in an "Open Letter About Schools," he explores the notion that schools have developed, often unwittingly, traditions that run counter to the way these educators work; he discusses the obstacles they face, from both within the system and without.Twenty Teachers offers insights that will enable others to inspire learning in their students and voices a new and challenging view of today's educational system.
Main Description
This collection of lively, revealing profiles of 20 teachers offers a captivating look at learning and teaching.
Unpaid Annotation
In their own words, extraordinary educators from first grade through graduate school tell what works for their students and why.
Table of Contents
Woodworking, Prep Schoolp. 3
Writing, High Schoolp. 11
Physical Education, Elementary Schoolp. 23
Literature, High Schoolp. 31
"Remedial" English, Universityp. 39
English as a Second Language, Collegep. 49
Mathematics, Collegep. 61
Environmental Studies, Universityp. 71
Reading, Elementary Schoolp. 79
Photography, Universityp. 93
Literature, Collegep. 101
Speech Therapy, Universityp. 113
Social Studies, High Schoolp. 123
Physics, High Schoolp. 137
Writing, Elementary Schoolp. 149
Acting, Universityp. 163
Teaching Teachers, Graduate Schoolp. 175
Aerospace Engineering, Universityp. 185
Mathematics and Computers, Private Schoolp. 201
Soldiering, Armyp. 216
What Enablers dop. 229
Open Letter About Schoolsp. 233
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