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To Teach is the now-classic story of one teacher's odyssey into the ethical and intellectual heart of teaching. For almost two decades, it has inspired teachers across the country to follow their own paths, face their own challenges, and become the teachers they long to be. This new third edition is especially vital reading amidst today's public policy debates and school reform initiatives that stress the importance of "good teaching."
To help bring this popular story to a new generation of teachers, Teachers College Press is publishing an exciting companion volume, To Teach: The Journey, in Comics. In this graphic novel, Ayers and talented young artist Ryan Alexander-Tanner bring the celebrated memoir to life. Paired with the new graphic novel, the third edition of To Teach offers a unique teaching and learning experience that broadens and deepens our understanding of what teaching can be. Together, these resources will capture the imaginations of teachers who are ready to follow their own Yellow Brick Roads.
Foreword Sonia Nieto ix
1 Beginning: The Challenge of Teaching 13
2 Seeing the Student 38
3 Creating an Environment for Learning 61
4 Building Bridges 77
5 Liberating the Curriculum 98
6 Keeping Track 122
7 Working in the Gap: The Mystery of Teaching 135
8 Beginning Again: If I Only Had a Home 152
Afterword Mike Rose 167
Further Readings 171
About the Author 179
Posted April 25, 2010
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