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ERIC Number: ED459156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 192
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ISBN: ISBN-0-325-00371-8
What It Takes To Be a Teacher: The Role of Personal and Professional Development.
Freppon, Penny A.
This collection of papers focuses on teachers' personal and professional development, showing what teachers' learning, hopes, desires, struggles, and instruction look and feel like from inside the lives of effective teachers and in their classrooms. Topics include the types of resources and experiences effective teachers use, how these resources and teachers' roles coalesce in professional development, the factors that help teachers acquire and sustain a positive journey toward effective teaching, and how it feels and what it is like to find one's place in the profession. The six papers are: (1) "Understanding the Ways Teachers Learn" (Penny Freppon); (2) "Reading Comprehension and Classroom Inquiry" (Penny Freppon, Ruth Heil, Karen Morrow-Durcia, and John Greenwell); (3) "The Writing Process" (Penny Freppon, Donna Ware, and Jack George); (4) "Writing in Math and Science" (Penny Freppon, Kris Gregory, and Phyllis Whitin); (5) "Building Community and Teaching with Respect" (Penny Freppon, JoAnn Archie, Andrew Allen, and John Greenwell); and (6) "Personal and Professional Development: A Lifelong Process" (Penny Freppon). An appendix contains samples from the teachers. (Chapters contain references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Language: English
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