To Become a Teacher: Making a Difference in Children's Lives / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807734551
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 1,051,992
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Joining the Ranks 1
Pt. I Becoming a Teacher 5
1 Letter to a Young Teacher 11
2 Taking Teaching Seriously 23
3 I Just Want to Be Myself: Discovering What Students Bring to School "In Their Blood" 34
4 Seeing the Child, Knowing the Person 49
Pt. II Thinking and Teaching 59
5 Choosing a Past and Inventing a Future: The Becoming of a Teacher 65
6 A Teacher's Awesome Power 78
7 Get Ready, Get Set, Teach! 86
8 Reconstruction Alternatives: Opening the Curriculum 89
9 Building a Safe Community for Learning 99
10 Harout and I: A Short Story for the Becoming Teacher 113
Pt. III Reinventing Schools 123
11 Reexaminations: What Is the Teacher and What Is Teaching? 127
12 Is There Room for Children's Inventive Capacity in the Curriculum? 153
13 Democratic Classrooms, Democratic Schools 162
14 The Complexity of Teaching 171
15 How to Write a Lesson Plan 180
16 The Scary Part Is That It Happens Without Us Knowing 193
Conclusion: Ten Alternative Classrooms 215
Appendix A: Getting a Life: A New Teacher's Guide 221
Appendix B: Selected Resources for Becoming Teachers 231
About the Editor and the Contributors 235
Index 241
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