Teaching the Taboo: Courage and Imagination in the Classroom
Education at its best is about opening doors, opening minds, and inviting students to become powerful choice-makers as they forge their own pathways into a wider world. While many teachers long for teaching to be something transcendent and powerful, they all too often find themselves teaching obedience and conformity. This dynamic book�by two renowned educators�is filled with classroom stories of everyday teachers grappling with many of today�s hotly debated issues. These stories of courage and resistance will help today�s teachers confront the cynicism and demoralization that has gripped the profession in this age of standardization and testing. It will help teachers to teach initiative, to teach imagination, to �teach the taboo.� This is a hands-on manual for anyone looking to evolve as an educator.