Building a Better Teacher

Green, Elizabeth/ Saltus, Karen (NRT)

Published by Blackstone Audio Inc, 2015
ISBN 10: 1469029820 / ISBN 13: 9781469029825
Used / CMD / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

New Audiobook. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.78 avg rating
(881 ratings)

Synopsis: We've all had great teachers who opened new worlds and maybe even changed our lives. What made them so great?Everyone agrees that a great teacher can have an enormous impact. Yet we still don't know what, precisely, makes a teacher great. Is it a matter of natural-born charisma? Or does exceptional teaching require something more?Building a Better Teacher introduces a new generation of educators exploring the intricate science underlying their art. A former principal studies the country's star teachers and discovers a set of common techniques that help children pay attention. Two math teachers videotape a year of lessons and develop an approach that has nine-year-olds writing sophisticated mathematical proofs. A former high school teacher works with a top English instructor to pinpoint the key interactions a teacher must foster to initiate a rich classroom discussion. Through their stories, and the hilarious and heartbreaking theater that unfolds in the classroom every day, Elizabeth Green takes us on a journey into the heart of a profession that impacts every child in America.What happens in the classroom of a great teacher? Opening with a moment-by-moment portrait of an everyday math lesson--a drama of urgent decisions and artful maneuvers--Building a Better Teacher demonstrates the unexpected complexity of teaching. Green focuses on the questions that really matter: How do we prepare teachers, and what should they know before they enter the classroom? How does one get young minds to reason, conjecture, prove, and understand? What are the keys to good discipline? Incorporating new research from cognitive psychologists and education specialists as well as intrepid classroom entrepreneurs, Green provides a new way for parents to judge what their children need in the classroom and considers how to scale good ideas. Ultimately, Green discovers that good teaching is a skill--a skill that can be taught.A provocative and hopeful book, Building a Better Teacher shows that legendary teachers are more than inspiring; they are perhaps the greatest craftspeople of all.

About the Author:

Elizabeth Green is cofounder, CEO, and editor-in-chief of Chalkbeat, a nonprofit education news organization. A former Spencer Fellow at the Columbia School of Journalism, she has written for New York Times Magazine and other publications.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Building a Better Teacher
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
Publication Date: 2015
Binding: CMD
Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Green, Elizabeth/ Saltus, Karen (Narrator)
Published by Blackstone Audio Inc (2015)
ISBN 10: 1469029820 ISBN 13: 9781469029825
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blackstone Audio Inc, 2015. Compact Disc. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 6.60x6.10x1.30 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __1469029820

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 122.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds