Teaching Outside the Box but Inside the Standards: Making Room for Dialogue

Teaching Outside the Box but Inside the Standards: Making Room for Dialogue

by Bob Fecho


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807757482
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 12/30/2015
Series: Language and Literacy Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Meenoo Rami ix

Acknowledgments xi

Preface xiii

Introducing the University Folks xiv

The Story of Our Study in Brief xvi

1 The Story of This Book 1

Ian's Story 1

Paige's Story 2

Angela's Story 3

Lisa's Story 4

Our Concerns 5

Our Purpose 8

Recognizing and Appreciating Wobble 9

Engaged Dialogical Practice 10

Framing the Book 12

2 Paige's Story 15

Dialoging with Divergent Views 17

Raising More Questions 24

Paige's Suggestions for Action 26

3 Lisa's Story 29

Learning Through Kayla 30

Learning Through Emilio 36

What Have I Learned About Dialogical Teaching? 39

Lisa's Suggestions for Action 43

4 Ian's Story 45

A Confrontation 48

A Conundrum 53

Being Real and Writing It 59

Ian's Suggestions for Action 62

5 Angela's Story 65

Describing the Context 68

Leaning Toward Dialogical Practice 70

A Standards- and Dialogue-Driven Classroom 80

Angela's Suggestions for Action 82

6 Our Future Stories 85

Unpacking the Tensions Across the Wobble Moments 87

What Can We Learn from These Tensions? 94

Last Stories 102

Appendix A Research Design 105

Appendix B Oral Inquiry Process 107

Appendix C Questions from the Readings in Angela Dean's Class 109

Appendix D Writing Assignment from Angela Dean's Class 111

References 113

Index 117

About the Contributors 123

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