ERIC Number: ED516645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
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Faces of Learning: 50 Powerful Stories of Defining Moments in Education
Chaltain, Sam, Ed.
Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley
Everyone has a personal learning story, a time when they became actively engaged in their own education. Maybe it was an especially challenging teacher, or a uniquely supportive environment, or a collaborative classroom. In "Faces of Learning", both well-known public figures, such as Arne Duncan and Al Franken, and ordinary Americans recall the moments when they truly learned something. This book includes stories from people of all different backgrounds and from all over the country. The stories are grouped into categories by theme like "relevant" and "experiential" to help reveal the common characteristics of what works in education. Each chapter ends with five things you can do to improve your own learning, that of your students, and of all Americans.
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Personal Narratives, Learner Engagement, Relevance (Education), Experiential Learning
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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