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Conversations with Great Teachers

Type
Book
Authors
ISBN 10
025322361X 
ISBN 13
9780253223616 
Category
Teaching  [ Browse Items ]
Edition
 
Publication Year
2011 
Pages
272 
Tags
Educators, Sociology, Instruction Methods 
Abstract
 
Description
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. - from Amzon 
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