ERIC Number: ED362864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Provocations: The Story of Mrs. M.
Offering glimpses into an English teacher's unorthodox teaching style, this book presents the story of one woman's dedication to her energetic, unruly students and challenges teachers to find their own unique genius within personal and institutional limitations. The book discusses how the teacher (who has spent her entire career at one school) uses a mix of humor, tales from her Native American heritage, and innocently offhand questions to startle her students and colleagues alike into responding personally to the confusing, sometimes dangerous, urban world in which they live. Chapters in the book are: (1) Eager to Be Known; (2) To Have the Name of Action; (3) The Economy of Attention; (4) When Time Is Broke; (5) The Concealments of Style; and (6) Missing in September. (RS)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Communication, Creative Teaching, Language Arts, Questioning Techniques, Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Response, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles, Urban Education
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801-1096 (Stock No. 37946-3050; $8.95 members, $11.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers: English Teachers