ERIC Number: ED396997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
We Teach Them All. Teachers Writing about Diversity.
Kuzmeskus, June, Ed.
This anthology of 30 stories, poems, and personal essays on diversity grew out of a writers' retreat for teachers. It features: reflections on diversity--how it can be a positive, strengthening force in teaching and learning; effective strategies for teaching and learning within a diverse population; and practical information about running a writer s retreat for teachers, including a sample writing workshop plan. The first section, "Where We Meet," includes: "The Hardest Class Ever" (Diane Danthony); "Yesterday Meets Tomorrow" (Ruth E. Weiner); "Backing Off" (Beverly C. Lucey); "The Principal Makes an Exception to the No Hat Rule" (E. J. Miller Laino); "Ratana's Story" (Diana Callahan); "Desk Hangers" (Linda Fernsten); "Staying After" (Beverly C. Lucey); "What's in a Name?" (Richard Schaye and David Summergrad); and "We Teach Them All" (David Summergrad). Part 2, "Who We Are," includes: "I.M.O.B." (E. J. Miller Laino); "Circling the Difference" (Susanne Rubenstein); "Dancing Down the Street" (Nancy Allen); "The Bones" (Joel Levine); "New Language" (Ricardo Calleja); "Two Teeth and a Tigey" (Jane Katch); "Endurance" (Daniel Murphy); "Pieces of Our Soul" (Deborah Savarino); "Across the Field" (Sylvia B. Shaw); and "My Town, San Luis, Cuba" (Ricardo Calleja). Part 3, "What We Learn," includes: "A Cambodian Girl's Lesson" (Daniel Murphy); "Butterflies All" (Tess Boyle); "Just James" (Catherine Desjardins); "Red Tie Shoes" (Jane Katch); "Marisol" (Amy Mann); "Shelley Gives Her Report" (Beverly C. Lucey); and "For My Nigerian Student Who Will Not Believe That Men Have Landed on the Moon" (John Hodgen). The fourth section, "What We Bring," includes: "I Once Had a Student Named Michael" (Nancy O'Malley); "Losing Your Place" (Beverly C. Lucey); "Silence Is No Longer Golden" (Eugenia M. Nicholas); and "Did You Read It Yet?" (Roberta G. Lojko). The final two sections address the need to support the diversity of all learners (including teachers) and offer suggestions for organizing a writers retreats for teachers. (PB)
Descriptors: Coping, Creative Writing, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Multicultural Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching (Occupation), Workshops, Writing Instruction
Stenhouse Publishers, P.O. Box 360, York, ME 03909.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Field Center for Teaching and Learning, Boston.