The Teacher You Want to Be (Print eBook Bundle) by Matt Glover, Ellin Oliver Keene. Essays about Children, Learning, and Teaching - Heinemann Publishing
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The Teacher You Want to Be (Print eBook Bundle)

Essays about Children, Learning, and Teaching

By Edited by Matt Glover, Edited by Ellin Oliver Keene
Foreword by Alfie Kohn

Focused on a set of strongly held beliefs that drive the actions of educators every day, each chapter of the book is focused on a single belief and invites readers to consider what they can do to help children attend schools based on the true, authentic expressions of their teachers’ beliefs.

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This book is about bringing the education we want for our own children to all. It is focused on a set of strongly held beliefs that drive the actions of educators every day.  Each chapter of the book is focused on a single belief and invites readers to consider what they can do to help children attend schools based on the true, authentic expressions of their teachers’ beliefs. Contributions include essays by many prominent educators including Sir Ken Robinson, Deborah Meier and Thomas Newkirk. Please click on the contents tab below for a list of all 18 contributors.

In 2012, a diverse group of American educators made a pilgrimage to Italy to observe instruction at a Reggio Emilia school. Their observations resulted in a desire to articulate a set of belief statements about education. This book is based on those beliefs. With this collection, the authors and editors hope to create a space in the current education conversation for teachers to know that they can teach in a way that is aligned to their beliefs.

Contents

Foreword by Alfie Kohn      viii

Acknowledgments      xiv

Introduction: From Here to There and Back Again      xvi

Sir Ken Robinson

Centering the Child      2

Vicki Vinton     16

How Reggio Ruined Me for Anything Less than Inquiry-Driven Learning     

Heidi Mills with Tim O’Keefe     30

Why Beliefs Matter      

Peter Johnston and Gay Ivey     50

Engagement: A Hub of Human Development      

Katherine Bomer      64

With an Air of Expectancy

Ellin Oliver Keene       78

What Price Beauty? A Call for Aesthetic Education

Zoë Ryder White            94

Joy, Choice, and Authenticity: A Conversation with Simone Dinnerstein, Jeremy Greensmith, and Adrian Greensmith

Katie Wood Ray           108

The Journey of a Single Hour: Exploring the Rich Promise of an Immediate Release of Responsibility

Stephanie Jones            124

Making a Place for Spencer: Placemaking as a Political Act

 José Vilson       140

A Call to Lock Arms

Deborah Meier      152

Teaching Democracy: Whose Job Is It?

Matt Glover      160

Reconsidering Readiness

Dennie Palmer Wolf           176

Of Canyons and Questions: Interrogative Learning

Kathy Collins       194

Collaboration or Compliance?

Thomas Newkirk       210

On the Virtue of Thinking Small: Reclaiming Teacher Research

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