A Letter to Teachers

Reflections on Schooling and the Art of Teaching


Author: Vito Perrone

Publisher: Jossey-Bass


Category: Education

Page: 166

View: 1823

"Teaching after all is about knowing children well" —from A Letter to Teachers "Perrone has given us a gift, a book worth reading over many times, an important reflection on his many years of close observation of schools and school people, parents, teachers, children, and their communities." —Deborah W. Meier, principal, Central Park East Secondary School Simple, elegant and full of common sense, these reflections on the art of teaching address the deepest concerns teachers have for their work with children and young people.

A Letter to My Teacher


Author: Deborah Hopkinson

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 0375987762

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 8702

This funny, touching picture book –the perfect gift for a child to give to his/her own teacher– celebrates the difference a good teacher can make. Written as a thank-you note to a special teacher from the student who never forgot her, this moving story makes a great read-aloud and a perfect gift for Teacher Appreciation Day or the end of the school year. Dear Teacher, Whenever I had something to tell you, I tugged on your shirt and whispered in your ear. This time I’m writing a letter. So begins this heartfelt picture book about a girl who prefers running and jumping to listening and learning—and the teacher who gently inspires her. From stomping through creeks on a field trip to pretending to choke when called upon to read aloud, this book’s young heroine would be a challenge to any teacher. But this teacher isn’t just any teacher. By listening carefully and knowing just the right thing to say, she quickly learns that the girl’s unruly behavior is due to her struggles with reading. And at the very end, we learn what this former student is now: a teacher herself.

Letters to a Teacher


Author: Sam Pickering

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 1555847218

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 8154

Sam Pickering has been teaching, guiding, performing, and inspiring for more than forty years. As a young English teacher at Montgomery Bell Academy in Tennessee, his musings on literature and his maverick pedagogy touched a student named Tommy Schulman, who later wrote the screenplay for Dead Poets Society. Letters to a Teacher is a welcome reminder that teaching is a joy and an art. In ten graceful yet conversational letters addressed to teachers of all types, Pickering shares compelling, funny, always elucidating anecdotes from a lifetime in the classrooms of school and universities. His priceless, homespun observations touch on topics such as competition, curiosity, enthusiasm, and truth. More than a how-to guide, Letters to a Teacher is an invitation into the hearts and minds of an extraordinary educator and his students, and an irresistible call to reflection for the teacher who knows he or she must be compassionate, optimistic, respectful, firm, and above all dynamic. This is an indispensable guide for teachers and laymen alike.

Letters to a Young Teacher


Author: Jonathan Kozol

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307393720

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 4117

The author shared personal reflections, anecdotes, wisdom, and guidance in his letters to Francesca, a first-year teacher, as he attempted to help her deal with the challenges she faced and encouraged her to do her best.

Teachers As Cultural Workers

Letters to Those Who Dare Teach With New Commentary by Peter McLaren, Joe L. Kincheloe, and Shirley Steinberg Expanded Edition


Author: Paulo Freire

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0813343291

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 9330

Upon its original publication in Portuguese Teachers as Cultural Workers became an instant success. Translated and published in English and now reissued in paperback with new essays from leading education scholars

No More Teaching a Letter a Week


Author: Rebecca McKay,William H. Teale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780325062563

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 6777

"Letter-a-week" may be a ubiquitous approach to teaching alphabet knowledge, but that doesn't mean it's an effective one. In No More Teaching a Letter a Week, early literacy researcher Dr. William Teale helps us understand that alphabet knowledge is more than letter recognition, and identifies research-based principles of effective alphabet instruction, which constitutes the foundation for phonics teaching and learning. Literacy coach Rebecca McKay shows us how to bring those principles to life through purposeful practices that invite children to create an identity through print. Children can and should do more than glue beans into the shape of a "B"; they need to learn how letters create words that carry meaning, so that they can, and do, use print to expand their understanding of the world and themselves.

Thank You

(a book for teachers)


Author: Sandy Gingras

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449400450

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 64

View: 5323

As artist and writer Sandy Gingras so aptly points out in the introduction to her book Thank You, a life lived well is perhaps the highest form of thanks a person can give to teachers as a way of repaying them for their attention and effort. A simple thank-you is also nice. Thank You is Gingras's own delightful way of conveying this sentiment. This charming keepsake book features her soft, sweet watercolor artwork and thoughtful original text celebrating teachers and all they do for us. Always striking the right tone of gratitude without being overly sentimental, Thank You is a wonderful way to show appreciation to teachers for their enduring gifts to us both great and small.

It Won't Be Easy

An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching


Author: Tom Rademacher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781517901127

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 1904

Rademacher's "book follows a year of teaching, with each chapter tackling a different aspect of the job. Pulling no punches ... he writes about establishing yourself in a new building; teaching meaningful classes, keeping students a priority; investigating how race, gender, and identity affect your work; and why it's a good idea to keep an extra pair of pants at school. Along the way he answers the inevitable and the unanticipated questions, from what to do with Google to how to tell if you're really a terrible teacher, to why 'Keep your head down' might well be the worst advice for a new teacher"--Amazon.com.

Teach Boldly!

Letters to Teachers about Contemporary Issues in Education


Author: Mary Cain Fehr,Dennis Earl Fehr

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433104916

Category: Education

Page: 246

View: 7913

In today’s public schools, teachers are often discouraged by the restrictions placed on them by the education system: federal mandates such as No Child Left Behind, excessive emphasis on standardized testing, pre-packaged curricula, inadequate funding, overcrowded classrooms, cultural incongruence, and social injustices. Teachers feel thwarted from meeting the unique needs of each student, and students continue to fall between the cracks in the system. This book encourages educators to teach boldly, using wisdom and courage to do what they know is best for their students despite the obstacles. A collection of letters from leading educators and scholars to practicing and future teachers, Teach Boldly! offers advice, encouragement, and inspiration in the form of bold, innovative ideas to ignite teachers’ passion for their work in the midst of a range of discouraging situations. The book can be used as a resource for practicing teachers or as a textbook in teacher education programs. It is relevant to courses in foundations of education, curriculum studies, issues in education, education policy, critical pedagogy, ethics in education, school reform, and educational leadership.

A Letter to Amy


Author: Ezra Jack Keats

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0670880639


Page: 32

View: 6163

Peter wants to invite Amy to his birthday party but he wants it to be a surprise.

Dear Paulo

Letters from Those Who Dare Teach


Author: Sonia Nieto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317261534

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 3185

Dear Paulo: Letters from Those Who Dare Teach is a heartfelt response from teachers, academics, and community workers to the work of the internationally renowned educator and author Paulo Freire. From newly minted teachers terrified of facing their first day in the classroom to seasoned academics whose work has largely been inspired by Freire, this collection, accompanied by photographs of Freire with some of the letter writers, is both a loving memorial and a call to action to work for social justice, praxis, and democracy, ideals envisioned and brilliantly articulated by Paulo.

Epitaph for a Peach

Four Seasons on My Family Farm


Author: David M. Masumoto

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: 9780062510259

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 6197

A lyrical, sensuous and thoroughly engrossing memoir of one critical year in the life of an organic peach farmer, Epitaph for a Peach is "a delightful narrative . . . with poetic flair and a sense of humor" (Library Journal). Line drawings.

Teaching Agriculture

A Service Letter to Teachers of Vocational Agriculture


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

View: 1511

The Letter Q


Author: Sarah Moon,James Lecesne

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545502209

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 3204

Life-saving letters from a glittering wishlist of top authors. If you received a letter from your older self, what do you think it would say? What do you wish it would say? That the boy you were crushing on in History turns out to be gay too, and that you become boyfriends in college? That the bully who is making your life miserable will one day become so insignificant that you won't remember his name until he shows up at your book signing? In this anthology, sixty-three award-winning authors such as Michael Cunningham, Amy Bloom, Jacqueline Woodson, Gregory Maguire, David Levithan, and Armistead Maupin make imaginative journeys into their pasts, telling their younger selves what they would have liked to know then about their lives as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgendered people. Through stories, in pictures, with bracing honesty, these are words of love and understanding, reasons to hold on for the better future ahead. They will tell you things about your favorite authors that you never knew before. And they will tell you about yourself.

A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt


Author: C. Coco De Young

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781435299658

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 105

View: 3562

Eleven-year-old Margo fulfills a class assignment by writing a letter to Eleanor Roosevelt asking for help to save her family's home during the Great Depression.

What If There Were No Moms?

A Gift Book for Moms and Those Who Wish to Celebrate Them


Author: Caron Chandler Loveless

Publisher: Howard Books

ISBN: 9781416542254

Category: Religion

Page: 48

View: 6687

Penned as a poem with delightful illustrations reminiscent of Norman Rockwell, this gift book pays touching tribute to the miracle of moms.

First Year Letters


Author: Julie Danneberg

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 160734243X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5257

The children in Mrs. Sarah Jane Hartwell's class write letters to her.