The Discipline Of Hope

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Veteran educator Herbert Kohl's love affair with teaching began forty years ago with his first encounter, which he chronicled in his now-classic 36 Children. Starting with his years in New York's public schools and during four decades of working with students from kindergarten through college across the country, Kohl has been an ardent and vocal advocate of the notion that every student can learn and every teacher must find creative ways to facilitate that learning. In The Discipline of Hope he distills the major...
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Overview

Veteran educator Herbert Kohl's love affair with teaching began forty years ago with his first encounter, which he chronicled in his now-classic 36 Children. Starting with his years in New York's public schools and during four decades of working with students from kindergarten through college across the country, Kohl has been an ardent and vocal advocate of the notion that every student can learn and every teacher must find creative ways to facilitate that learning. In The Discipline of Hope he distills the major lessons of an attentive lifetime in the classroom.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565846326
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • Publication date: 10/1/2000
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,300,422
  • Product dimensions: 0.73 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Lifetime of Teaching 9
Chapter 1 Setting Out
To Not Know 19
Listening and Learning 45
How Many Children? 56
Chapter 2 Teaching Well in a Troubled System
Excessive Socializing 70
Business As Usual 93
Teaching Steady and Getting Angry 108
Chapter 3 Teaching Beyond School
Teaching Again--with a Difference 129
Serendipity Strikes 143
Teaching Close Up 152
Chapter 4 Teaching on the Edge
Other Ways 177
Theater and the Making of a Learning Community 193
Growing a School 202
Graduating to Kindergarten 231
Chapter 5 Fresh Waters Are Ever Flowing
Alder Creek 264
Building a World 281
Culture Skirmishes 303
"To the Foot from Its Child": Teaching as the Discipline of Hope 325
Acknowledgments 339
Index 341
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