Teacher's Toolkit

Teacher's Toolkit

by Brad Olsen
     
 

Written by prominent scholars, the six books in this attractively boxed set present the most successful teacher practices from research, experience, and wisdom.

The Teacher's Toolkit makes current research and theory accessible to educators in a conversational, practice-oriented style without diluting scholarly content. It is designed for educators who are

Overview

Written by prominent scholars, the six books in this attractively boxed set present the most successful teacher practices from research, experience, and wisdom.

The Teacher's Toolkit makes current research and theory accessible to educators in a conversational, practice-oriented style without diluting scholarly content. It is designed for educators who are eager to think more deeply, broadly, and practically about the practice of teaching.

The authors inspire educators toward the joys of powerful teaching, encouraging the view that teaching is not only a technical act but a moral-political one as well.

Substantive and succcinct, each book offers the key findings of research to help any educator participate more successfully in school practice. The books broaden readers' understandings of the landscape of contemporary education; offer vivid examples of successful education practice; inspire teachers to engage in meaningful causes beyond the classroom; and provide thoughtful, scholarly discussions of current educational topics. Textual features include chapter outlines, further readings, text boxes, inquiry exercises, focus points from research and classroom practice, key concepts, resource tools for educators, and cross-references to parallel discussions among the books in the series and to other scholarly literature.

The Teacher’s Toolkit includes the following full-length books:

1 Teaching for Success: Developing Your Teacher Identity in Today’s Classroom, by Brad Olsen

2 Teaching English Learners: Fostering Language and the Democratic Experience, by Kip Téllez

3 Teaching Without Bells: What We Can Learn from Powerful Practice in Small Schools, by Joey Feldman

4 Leading from the Inside Out: Expanded Roles for Teachers in Equitable Schools, by W. Norton Grubb and Lynda Tredway

5 Teaching Toward Democracy: Educators as Agents of Change, by William Ayers, Kevin Kumashiro, Erica Meiners, Therese Quinn, and David Stovall

6 Making a Difference: Developing Meaningful Careers in Education, by Karen Hunter Quartz, Brad Olsen, Lauren Anderson and Kimberly Barraza Lyons

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594518676
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2010
Series:
Teacher's Toolkit
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 2.80(d)

Meet the Author

Brad Olsen is Associate Professor of Education at the University of California–Santa Cruz. His research focuses primarily on teachers, teaching, and teacher education. Dr. Olsen previously worked as a high school English teacher, school administrator, and teacher educator. He is the author of Teaching What They Learn, Learning What They Live: How Teachers’ Personal Histories Shape Their Professional Development (Paradigm Publishers 2008).

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