Publication date:14 June 2010
Length of book:160 pages
Exit Narratives examines what constitutes good teaching and engaged learning and how to use this knowledge to support teachers in their efforts to create learning environments that encourage academic mastery and nourish students as social beings. The authors explore a range of issues: why they became teachers, their first years of teaching, what worked for them, the micropolitics of teacher interactions, becoming proficient teachers, as well as their last year of teaching and what they did next. These former teachers took a stand in their careers to create a better environment for both teaching and learning.
?a definite major contribution to our understanding of what makes great teachers and how to structure student centered classroom that excites and engages students and their parents in learning. By releasing teachers voices-willingness to break the silence —- the text challenges and explodes the myth of the anti-intellectual teacher by the reader journeying with teachers way beyond the drab dribble of professional staff underdevelopment to becoming warrior intellectual in charge of their own destinies thus laying a foundation for student emulation. It also reveals teachers as life long learners and the insatiable thirst for knowledge...