Passionate Teacher A Practical Guide

ISBN-10: 0807031437

ISBN-13: 9780807031438

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Guide (Instructor's))

Authors: Robert L. Fried

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Following up on the success of the The Passionate Teacher: A Practical Guide, Robert Fried's The Passionate Learner is an inspirational and practical guide to reclaiming students' passionate engagement in learning. All preschool children are passionate, curious learners. Somewhere along the way-in school-many, many kids become alienated from the joy of learning. Academically successful and frustrated students alike become reluctant or resistant or merely obedient. How could school be different so that this didn't happen? Fried starts with vivid portraits of young children as passionate learners, invoking the voices and hopes of parents and teachers. He shows us how a "chasm" develops between the initial promise of every child and the reality of life in school. Then, step by step, he shows how teachers-and parents as allies-can encourage and develop passionate learning in all kids. Filled with stories from classrooms, the voices of teachers, and practical suggestions, Fried advocates a vision of curriculum as a web of relationships and a revised understanding of "excellence" that supports passionate learning. Fried identifies with teachers' frustration, but then patiently and enthusiastically leads them in a new direction. Topics include: making children passionate readers who pick up books on their own; teaching children to be confident orators in class; holding on to passionate teaching and learning in an era of standardization. Inspirational, accessible, and filled with detailed storytelling, The Passionate Learner will inspire and instruct teachers and parents of children at all grade levels.
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 10/13/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Seymour Sarason is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at Yale University. He is the author of over forty books and is considered to be one of the most significant researchers in education and educational psychology in the country.Robert Fried is Associate Professor in the School of Education at Northeastern University, and is the author of The Passionate Teacher: A Practical Guide and The Passionate Learner: How Teachers and Parents Can Help Children Reclaim the Joy of Discovery.

Foreword
Prelude: The Art of Engaging Young Mindsp. 1
Passionate Teachingp. 11
The Context of Passionp. 30
A Passion for Contentp. 51
Designing a Unitp. 70
The Greatest Obstacle We Facep. 91
Opening Up the Dialoguep. 106
More Ways to Change the Game of Schoolp. 119
Discovering a Stancep. 133
How a Stance Evolvesp. 148
Putting Your Stance into Practicep. 160
Some Thoughts About Classroom Disciplinep. 176
A Passion for Excellencep. 189
The Practice of Excellencep. 197
The Parent's Perspective: What Is My Kid Actually Learning?p. 216
Dissecting the Course - and Resurrecting Itp. 229
Rounding Out the Coursep. 243
Grading for Excellencep. 254
What to Do Next Mondayp. 268
Is Passionate Teaching for New Teachers, Too?p. 277
Acknowledgmentsp. 309
Indexp. 311
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.
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