To Become a Teacher Making a Difference in Children's Lives

ISBN-10: 0807734551

ISBN-13: 9780807734551

Edition: 1995

Authors: William Ayers

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List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 247
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

William Ayers is Professor at the College of Education, University of Illinois, Chicago. His recent publications include Race Course Against White Supremacy (with Bernadine Dohrn) and the Handbook of Social Justice in Education (with Therese Quinn and David Stovall).

Introduction: Joining the Ranks
Letter to a Young Teacher
Taking Teaching Seriously
I Just Want to Be Myself: Discovering What Students Bring to School "In Their Blood"
Seeing the Child, Knowing the Person
Choosing a Past and Inventing a Future: The Becoming of a Teacher
A Teacher's Awesome Power
Get Ready, Get Set, Teach!
Reconstruction Alternatives: Opening the Curriculum
Building a Safe Community for Learning
Harout and I: A Short Story for the Becoming Teacher
Reexaminations: What Is the Teacher and What Is Teaching?
Is There Room for Children's Inventive Capacity in the Curriculum?
Democratic Classrooms, Democratic Schools
The Complexity of Teaching
How to Write a Lesson Plan
The Scary Part Is That It Happens Without Us Knowing
Conclusion: Ten Alternative Classrooms
Appendix A Getting a Life: A New Teacher's Guide
Appendix B Selected Resources for Becoming Teachers
About the Editor and the Contributors
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