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ERIC Number: ED594095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr-5
Pages: 96
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-0-8077-6167-0
About Becoming a Teacher
Ayers, William
Teachers College Press
Education activist William Ayers invites new and prospective teachers to consider the deepest dimensions of a life in teaching. Should I become a teacher? How can I get to know my students? What commitments come with me into the classroom? How do I develop my unique teaching signature? In his new book, "About Becoming A Teacher", Ayers muses on 10 such questions (and a little more) to shape and structure an indispensable guide that features hands-on advice and concrete examples of classroom practice, including curriculum-making, building relationships with students and parents, fostering an effective learning environment, and teaching toward freedom. This brilliant and concise text offers a conception of teaching as both practical art and essentially ethical practice. Book features include: (1) Specific strategies for becoming a successful classroom teacher; (2) Foregrounds the ethical and intellectual qualities of excellent teaching; (3) Recognizes the complexity of teaching even as it provides a map to achieve excellence; and (4) Accessible without oversimplifying the content and reducing teaching to something anemic and superficial.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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