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ERIC Number: EJ896432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
When Students Don't Play the Game
Towbin, Jessica
Educational Leadership, v67 n5 p42-45 Feb 2010
The author, a high school language arts teacher, describes her move to a high-needs urban school after 13 years teaching in predominantly middle-class suburban schools. Unlike her former schools, in which a culture of compliance prevailed, her new school serves students who don't necessarily cooperate unless they see how the curriculum matters to them. Through several stories, Towbin shows how she has learned to listen to students so that she can discover where they are and what is important to them, thus engaging them in meaningful learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A