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American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom (utgåvan 2013)

av Katrina Fried, Parker J. Palmer (Förord)

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"Celebrating educators, who go far above and beyond the call of duty, American Teacher shines a spotlight on one of the most underappreciated, undercompensated, yet critically important professions in the world. Over the course of two years, Katrina Fried has interviewed and written the stories of 50 extraordinary teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade, selected from public and charter schools across the United States. The result is a collection of inspiring and informative first person-narratives accompanied by heartfelt letters from students and captivating portraits taken by celebrated photographers from around the country such as Peter Feldstein, Roman Cho, Paul Natkin and Laura Straus. American Teacher introduces us to classroom heroes like Stephen Ritz of NYC's South Bronx, who uses sustainable agriculture as a tool to engage and inspire his neighborhood's most at-risk special-needs students; Rafe Esquith, a trail-blazing, multi-award-winning educator and author, who has spent 31years teaching 5th grade from within the same four walls at Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles; and Iowan Sarah Brown Wessling who's unique "learner-centered" approach to teaching high school English earned her the 2010 National Teacher of the Year award. These are our most unsung heroes, the men and women responsible for molding and preparing our children to meet the challenges of the 21st century. In the face of increasing class sizes, insufficient resources, and budget cuts, many of our teachers are dipping into their own pockets and personal time to bridge the gap for their students; they are finding innovative and engaging solutions to institutional problems and changing the outcome of countless lives in the process. Hear their stories, see their faces, and join us as we pay tribute to their passion and sacrifice"--"Celebrating educators, who go far above and beyond the call of duty, American Teacher shines a spotlight on one of the most underappreciated, undercompensated, yet critically important professions in the world. Over the course of two years, Katrina Fried has interviewed and written the stories of 50 extraordinary teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade, selected from public and charter schools across the United States. The result is a collection of inspiring and informative first person-narratives accompanied by heartfelt letters from students and captivating portraits taken by celebrated photographers from around the country"--… (mer)
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Titel:American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom
Författare:Katrina Fried
Andra författare:Parker J. Palmer (Förord)
Info:Welcome Books (2013), Hardcover, 224 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:*****
Taggar:Ingen/inga

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Teachers are applauded and yet at times not understood, and the extraordinary ones get"buried" along with the others. Author Katrina Fried has interviewed 50 of these innovative, passionate and caring teachers and takes the reader into their classrooms through personal profiles. "If I'm bored, they are bored so we don't do busy work in my classroom:, explains one of the teachers. Meaningful and life experiences are taught, producing consistent good students. Representing a wide variety of ethnicities, backgrounds, subjects and grade levels, these men and women range in experience from two to fifty-two years, and in age from twenty-five to seventy-plus.

Want a hero? Read this book and pick one or two. Their profiles will make you honor the teaching professions but more importantly, the extraordinary teacher.

I heartily recommend this book to anyone who has a desire to be a teacher, know a teacher or to understand that there are exceptional ones in the many teachers who are diverse in their techniques. ( )
  bakersfieldbarbara | Mar 9, 2014 |
Anyone who's been lucky enough to have a really good teacher knows how inspiring they can be and what a gift it is to be in their classroom. So I expected a book that collects the stories of 50 "extraordinary" teachers to be similarly inspiring. Unfortunately, this book didn't exactly inspire me. Each teacher gets 3 or 4 pages in which to tell their story, and they are all informative in their own way, but it's clear that simple words on a page aren't the best medium for most of these teachers. This should come as no surprise, as it's their dynamic natures and imaginative thinking that have earned them their "extraordinary" label. Most of the teachers couldn't be clearer in their belief that you must teach to the student, and not to the test, and meeting the needs of each student in their classroom requires more energy and enthusiasm than can be demonstrated between the pages of a book. But there is one thing that they all communicated clearly: the best teachers are the ones who have a passion for the profession, and every person included in this book has that passion in spades. ( )
  mzonderm | Feb 15, 2014 |
Reading through the vignettes and personal histories in this beautiful book inspired me and helped me to feel a renewed commitment to my own work in the classroom. As a sixth year teacher, the daily stress and exhaustion of being a teacher sometimes still feels overwhelming. Books like Fried's American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom reaffirms the challenging, emotional, and high-pressure work that teachers do everyday in their classrooms. I appreciated the opportunity to read more about popular, widely renowned teachers like Rafe Esquith while also learning about the methods and techniques of lesser known educators. I highly recommend this book for any coffee table in the country. It's sure to spark conversations with guests and provide continual inspiration to anyone who has the pleasure to enjoy its pages. ( )
  jphelan | Jan 30, 2014 |
This inspiring book lists successful teachers and what they did in the classroom. Although I'd like to have seen more details about how to implement some of the strategies that these teachers used, the outlines in this book are still useful for improvising unique teaching methods.
  lisa2 | Jan 20, 2014 |
This is a beautiful book and would be a great gift for a teacher. Admittedly, the title originally made me a little wary -- I think it's ultimately better for teachers if we treat them like professionals rather than heroes. However, the teachers highlighted in this book are inspiring not because they sacrifice their lives and health and families for their students, but because of their imagination, vision, and clear love of teaching and learning. This is not just an inspiring book (and very visually appealing), but actually quite a useful one... I have picked up a lot of ideas to try in my classroom this year or "someday." ( )
  agrondin | Jan 10, 2014 |
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"Celebrating educators, who go far above and beyond the call of duty, American Teacher shines a spotlight on one of the most underappreciated, undercompensated, yet critically important professions in the world. Over the course of two years, Katrina Fried has interviewed and written the stories of 50 extraordinary teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade, selected from public and charter schools across the United States. The result is a collection of inspiring and informative first person-narratives accompanied by heartfelt letters from students and captivating portraits taken by celebrated photographers from around the country such as Peter Feldstein, Roman Cho, Paul Natkin and Laura Straus. American Teacher introduces us to classroom heroes like Stephen Ritz of NYC's South Bronx, who uses sustainable agriculture as a tool to engage and inspire his neighborhood's most at-risk special-needs students; Rafe Esquith, a trail-blazing, multi-award-winning educator and author, who has spent 31years teaching 5th grade from within the same four walls at Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles; and Iowan Sarah Brown Wessling who's unique "learner-centered" approach to teaching high school English earned her the 2010 National Teacher of the Year award. These are our most unsung heroes, the men and women responsible for molding and preparing our children to meet the challenges of the 21st century. In the face of increasing class sizes, insufficient resources, and budget cuts, many of our teachers are dipping into their own pockets and personal time to bridge the gap for their students; they are finding innovative and engaging solutions to institutional problems and changing the outcome of countless lives in the process. Hear their stories, see their faces, and join us as we pay tribute to their passion and sacrifice"--"Celebrating educators, who go far above and beyond the call of duty, American Teacher shines a spotlight on one of the most underappreciated, undercompensated, yet critically important professions in the world. Over the course of two years, Katrina Fried has interviewed and written the stories of 50 extraordinary teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade, selected from public and charter schools across the United States. The result is a collection of inspiring and informative first person-narratives accompanied by heartfelt letters from students and captivating portraits taken by celebrated photographers from around the country"--

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