ERIC Number: ED568800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Class Acts: Teachers Reflect on Their Own Classroom Practice
Hall, Irene, Ed.; Campbell, Carolyn H., Ed.; Miech, Edward J., Ed.
Harvard Education Press
In this remarkable collection of articles, teachers reflect on the complex worlds of their classrooms to gain a better understanding of their students, themselves, and the act of teaching. The contributors to Class Acts represent a diversity of backgrounds, subjects, grade levels, and educational philosophies. But they share a common approach: they all take time to reflect on finding new ways to listen to students, to make sense of their own teaching, and to take risks to transform work and social relations in their classrooms. The visions of classroom teaching in Class Acts are dynamic and inspiring. Read about how a third-grade teacher included the study of his students' urban neighborhood in his curriculum, or how a high school English teacher created a community of readers in her classroom. The teachers in Class Acts offer an engaging model of classroom teaching that stands in stark contrast to the traditional pedagogy found in U.S. schools.
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Student Relationship, Place Based Education, English Teachers, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Serial
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; High Schools
Authoring Institution: Harvard University, Graduate School of Education